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Market to Pantry #15: Christina's Spice and Specialty Foods, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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From Adrienne (Hungry Bruno) in Somerville, Massachusetts:

I took these pictures almost a year ago and I've been meaning to send them in for ages! This is Christina's Spice and Specialty Foods store in Inman Square, a neighborhood in Cambridge, and this is where I shop for spices. They have great homemade spice blends and an enormous selection and the prices are crazy low, plus I like buying spices in little bags and transferring them to the jars I already have at home.

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They also carry big selections of dried mushrooms, dried chiles, hard to find British and Indian foods, lots of teas, rices and beans.

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Not only is it a great place to buy spices but it's right next door (owned and staffed by the same people and separated by a little hallway) to Christina's Ice Cream which serves some really wonderful and unusual flavors.

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It's always nice to have a treat after the oh-so-arduous job of restocking the spice cabinet!


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Comments

Now that is a store to be jealous about......wow! thanks for posting

I love Christina's! Great selection of hard to find spices, and always top-notch quality.

WHAT! This was here the whole time in my neck of the woods and I had no idea! (I work in Boston)
Now I have to go yell at my husband why he hasn't told me about this place :) (He is a native of Cambridge.)

Ooooooh, now that is a store where I could get lost.Wow. I LOVE it!

Love, love spice shops! I feel like I'm in a Middle Eastern bazaar when I visit one. It's always a shock when I leave and am back outside on the sidewalk and busy street.

Exciting!! I can be there in 2 weeks... time to do inventory.

I love this place! Of course, I am just a sucker for the ice cream shop right next door. I was just there a little over a week ago and posted about it on my blog!

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