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May 17, 2011 12:04 AM

What Boston Restaurant Items Do You Keep in Stock?

Do you have favorite Boston area restaurant items- entrees,sauces, snacks, desserts, that you keep on hand,often or almost always, in your freezer? RESTAURANT items, not market or grocery items! Here are ours:

Beef Empanadas- Tango in Arlington Center
Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce and Tomato Coconut Soup - Tanjore, Harvard Sq.
Pupusas Revuelta , Carne Asada, and Frijoles liquido- Montecristo Restaurant, East Somerville
Tortillas- La Verdad, Kenmore Sq.
Pork and Shrimp Dumplings, Wang's in Somerville
Crab Rangoon- Shanghai Garden, Arlington Center
Tamales- Machu Picchu Chicken and Grill, Union Square, Somerville
Beef Moussaka- Esperia Grill, Brighton
Chili- Deluxe Town Diner,Watertown, or All Star Sandwich Bar- Inman Sq.
Cornbread with Cumin Honey Butter- East Coast Grill
Roast Pork,Yellow Rice w/ Pigeon Peas, Okra, Eggplant - La Fe, Lynn
Truffle Vinaigrette- Aquitaine, So.End

All Star Sandwich Bar
1245 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Wang's Fast Food
509 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145

East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

569 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118

La Verdad
1 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215

Tango Restaurant
464 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474

Esperia Grill
344 Washington Street, Boston, MA

La Fe Restaurant
189 Union St, Lynn, MA 01901

Deluxe Town Diner
627 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

Montecristo Restaurant
146 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145

18 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Esperia Grill
344 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135

Machu Picchu Charcoal Chicken & Grill
25 N Union St, Somerville, MA 02145

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      1. I always have some Pain de Mie from Clear Flour in my freezer. I currently have some H&H Bagels (from Bagels by Us in Arlington) in there, as well as one lonely package of excellent chorizo we bought at the end of the season last year at the Belmont farmers market.

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        1. re: kimfair1

          are bagels from bagels by us- better than others you like? i've not had them.

          1. re: opinionatedchef

            Bagels by Us use H&H bagels from NYC, shipped frozen, baked in house in Arlington. I like them, though there are many ex-New Yorkers who don't. I've yet to try Rosenfeld's in Newton. My favorite bagel anywhere is at St Viateur bakery in Montreal.

        2. Interesting thread.....but nope, none. Home time is cooking time!! :)

          1. None. My freezer mostly contains staples like my own soup, chili, pesto and the like. Sometimes a bag of commercial XLB. Parmesan rinds. Ginger.