I’ve spent way too much cash on crap produce at Harvest, and I’ve also spent too much on great quality produce at Roche Bros. Now that I’m in Waltham, almost all my produce comes from Russo’s right on the Watertown border. My weekly fruit & vegetable bill has gone down from about $30/week to less than $20/week since I started shopping there. Not only is it cheaper, but the quality and variety that I bring home is fantastic. While Russo’s does carry more than produce, that is pretty much all I buy from them (with the exception of cheese and occasionally some ravioli supplied by Dave’s Fresh Pasta).
The Indian Grocery Stores on Moody Street are my constant suppliers of yogurt, spices, chutneys, paneer, frozen naan, and a few fruits and vegetables. I usually end up at Patel Bros, New Apna Bazaar, and/or Waltham India Grocery. All have some items that are cheaper than Russo’s such as oranges, avocados, mangos, limes, lemons, onions, & mint (Patel Bros. is usually the cheaper of the three). If you check out New Apna Bazaar, make sure to explore their refrigerators since they have many delicious prepared foods. My favorite is the flat chicken . Unfortunately, they recently raised the price on this (and the kabobs) so they aren’t such a bargain anymore. I also like the spice of their Chicken 65, but it is a bit too oily. I have yet to try their Dokla (which they only carry on Saturdays).
|—||From Eat and Destroy, a Boston-area food blog. Bundle data says people who live in Waltham actually spend more on groceries than Bostonians. So: nicely done, E&D.|