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Oct 4, 2012 11:17 AM

Snap Top Market -- South End

Just saw a note about this in the Globe -- apparently it's a new produce store in the South End, from the same family that runs Idylwilde in Acton.

Any reports?

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  1. Huh, a little of Acton indulgence in the SE. It has the potential to do quite well. When I lived in Acton, a good part of my disposible income was spent at Idylwilde. Good stuff.

    1. Just checked it out today and spoke with the owner/one man operation, Steve. I'm sure I will be visiting Snap Top constantly. They have tons of fresh produce, and other than the various farmer's markets, it's something that has been severely lacking in this area (read: Shaw's has terrible produce). They have cheese, nuts, pasta, sauces/dressings, and will be expanding their prepared foods and meats soon enough. He gave me a delicious apple to try in the store, and then a box of fruit to bring back to the office. Everything is fantastic - especially the pears, which are perfectly ripe and amazing. I definitely suggest you swing by and check the place out, I'll bet he sticks around for a while.

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      1. re: calvnhobs6

        Well, there's also Siena Farms next to The Butcher Shop, but its prices can feel a little punishing. Ming's and C-Mart have their share of good and reasonably priced produce.

        1. re: MC Slim JB

          I am very, very rarely one to have an opinion on price besides "it's worth what people will pay for it," but I cannot understand why people pay Siena Farms prices.

          1. re: FinnFPM

            i feel that way about Sofra's spices and take away (but not usually Oleana).