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CoachJ Jun 8, 2012 11:24 AM

Looking for recommendations on places I might have overlooked for produce, etc, not too far from Maynard. I know the two Indian places in Waltham, and I go to H-Mart in Burlington sometimes. I'm wondering about Little Market in Acton, which I will soon check out, but that's about all of them that I know. Any ethnicity is great, I'm just looking for a diversion that might turn into a regular thing.

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    momoftwo Aug 22, 2013 09:30 AM

    we did not like little market either, wanted to. There is an asian grocer in the Summer street shops in Chelmsford. They are really friendly and have a nice selection. produce selection is best first thing Saturday morning ( I asked). Very little if any prepared foods.

    1. justbeingpolite Aug 22, 2013 08:16 AM

      Just the other side of 128 from HMart in Burlington is a little mall with China Mechandise, which has a wide variety of Asian products, Spiceland, an indian grocery, and a halal meat and grocery market.

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        CoachJ Jun 16, 2012 08:48 PM

        I've now been to Little Market, and I was not favorably impressed with their produce - quality seemed mostly subpar. The bulk items looked good, and the frozen/processed stuff is worth a second look, but I was a bit disappointed.

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          frond Jun 12, 2012 07:43 AM

          There is New Oriental Supermarket
          476 King St
          Littleton, MA 01460
          (978) 486-8128

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            spectra21 Jul 17, 2012 02:22 PM

            I just visited New Oriental Supermarket in Littleton and was pleasantly surprised. It is a bigger market than the small one in Westboro, and they do keep Asian vegetables in refrigerators. Also have a variety of dumplings in their freezers, as well as all the main ingredients for Chinese cooking (and even some Japanese ingredients as well - mirin, wakame seaweed, dashi powder, etc). The staff is very nice and speaks fluent English. This saves me a trip to Chinatown and/or HMart if I need groceries in a pinch.

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              FinnFPM Aug 22, 2013 08:46 AM

              Thirded. They often have big fresh rice noodles there at the counter that are delicious.

          2. trufflehound Jun 9, 2012 07:24 AM

            Framinghams Trolley Square has the Produce Market which has....produce, good variey and some good Russian products, think caviar, cheese, smoked fish, deli and less than stellar prepared foods. The bulk veal tortelini is amazing. Same plaza has an Indian grocery store with all the necessary spices. If you continue to downtown Framingham you can get many Brazilian and Central American favorites all in short walking proximity.

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              CoachJ Jun 12, 2012 07:33 AM

              I pass Trolley Square on my periodic Trader Joe's wine runs and have often wondered. I will try it. Thanks!

              The other places sound interesting as well, and I will seek them out.

            2. Science Chick Jun 8, 2012 12:28 PM

              Not sure if this is within your range, but there is a big Asian supermarket in Westborough, at the junction of Rt. 9 and Rt. 135 ("Stagecoach Plaza, where the theaters are).

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                CoachJ Jun 14, 2012 09:33 AM

                Yeah, it's really not in my range, but thanks anyway!

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