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Help Please! Clear plastic containers for a non-restaurant member!

I am planning an engagement party for my one and only daughter. We are Greek and I would like to have small gifts of Greek pastry that I and my 92 year old (!) Mom will bake for the guests to take home. I live in Andover...any ideas as to where I can purchase those clear square containers? I cannot think of any restaurant around here that uses them. Thank you in advance! I am in Boston at least 2x a week...will travel for these :)

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  1. You can usually get inexpensive clear plastic containers at the Christmas Tree Shops where the household stuff is...foil and plastic wraps, cleaning supplies, etc.

    1. I have had success with my local supermarket bakery selling me containers.

      1. there's a michael's craft store in the porter square shopping center. and china fair, further up mass ave, is another possibility

        1. I think you are talking about 'clamshell' containers?

          I'd go into someplace (restaraunt or grocer) that uses them and see if they'd sell them to you, or order some. I've done this for bakery boxes, cake circles, and it's no problem. For some businesses, it's just another thing to sell and make a little money on.

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          1. re: gracenote

            That is exactly what I am looking for! Thank you!!!!

          2. This place in JP sells restaurant supplies to the public. Bet they have them. http://www.bmspaper.com/index.htm

            1. Thank you all! I will let you know what worked out!

                1. It may be more than you are willing to do, but Eastern Packing near Newmarket Square south of Boston might have them (although it might be far more than you need). They say wholesale only, but I've never had a problem walking in and paying with cash.

                  1. Four Star Paper Products in Quincy.

                    1. You should check the party stores. There is Party Needs in Waltham that has some food packaging stuff. I've seen containers at most party stores, is there an I Party near you?

                      Sounds like you are looking for something specific. Do you have a picture? You can probably also find what you want online so you can order and have them shipped and you don't have to spend time running around looking for containers.