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Best place to buy caviar?

APBAPB Dec 28, 2012 07:20 AM

Any suggestions where to find best selection and value? Boston metro area is best, thanks in advance!

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    APBAPB Dec 28, 2012 02:01 PM

    Thanks, everybody. FWIW I looked up Little Pearl but according to Yelp it is closed. So, I went to Bazaar in Brookline. Ossetra was ~$65/oz, a fair price. I haven't sampled yet. They also have a variety of Salmon cavair and a plethora of other great looking goodies.

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    1. re: APBAPB
      phatchris Dec 28, 2012 05:37 PM

      Marty's in Newton ?

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      grant.cook Dec 28, 2012 11:02 AM

      Whole Foods seems to carry it.... we have a local caviar place, Little Pearl, if I recall correctly.. I think that's what they carry.

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        justbeingpolite Dec 28, 2012 11:30 AM

        true, Little Pearl, and they carry fresh bellini and craime fraiche (nod to South Park) right next to 'em. I've also seen Ostrega at Costco: an ounce I think. I forget the price, but around $40 sounds like what I remember.

        1. re: grant.cook
          steinpilz Dec 29, 2012 07:40 AM

          Little Pearl sadly closed a year or two ago after the founder passed away.


        2. steinpilz Dec 28, 2012 08:01 AM

          Other places where i've seen caviar are Savenors on Charles Street, Formaggio, Whole Foods, Sakanaya and Ebusiya (for salmon), and even Trader Joes!

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            teezeetoo Dec 28, 2012 07:30 AM

            i can't swear to this, but I would guess the Russian stores like Brezka, Baza and Bazaar would be your best bet.

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              APBAPB Dec 28, 2012 07:34 AM

              Great idea, thanks!

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