Eichörnchen wrote: trojandave wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:On the upside, the prices at this WF are surprisingly reasonable (as far as WF goes). A lot of items are actually cheaper here than at my Midwestern WF. Off the top of my head, I saw $3.99/doz organic eggs, $6 gallon organic milk, $1.40 for larabars, $4.99/lb organic strawberries, bananas .74/lb. Just for a reference point as to what to expect.
Eichornen, meet my friend Trader Joe. I think you two will get along
Oh Joe and I are very close. In fact he's my main man. His frozen Greek yogurt is the reason I can't quit sugar.
I haven't been to the one here yet though. It better be good.
For many items the Cambridge Trader Joe's does not beat the two Whole Foods. (There will be exceptions of course; in general meat and cheese products at Whole Foods are pricey and probably cheaper at Joe's.) Depending on where exactly you live, Joe's is also substantially more inconvenient if you walk rather than drive.
I can't speak to the law school itself, but the Prospect Street WF is probably about fifteen minutes from Harvard Square. It's a little closer to me because I live on Harvard street on the side of the square towards Central Square, which is where that WF is. There is a much larger WF down at Riverside which also sells beer and wine, but is in most other respects the same stuff as Prospect but on a larger scale. (The larger one does stock a few things the smaller one doesn't, but not significantly.)
There is also Broadway Marketplace if you want real convenience, which is probably only about five minutes from the law school and also sells liquor, beer, and wine. Its prices are extortionate, however, on many non-alcohol items. (Alcohol is about par for the course around here.) Think six dollar organic half-gallons of milk, seven dollar packages of Maine blueberries, and my personal favorite, six dollars for a half pound bag of Snyder's pretzel sticks. The product selection overall is some of the organic and local type stuff you would find at WF mixed with a lot of conventional grocery store items. The latter is good if, like me, you and your fiance have a penchant for the decidedly not healthy cereals of your childhood and you can't find Fruity Pebbles or Cinnamon Toast Crunch at WF. But fear not, your consumption will be somewhat curbed by the six dollar price tag on those rather small boxes of Frosted Flakes. It offers a ten percent discount to Harvard students.
Also worth mention is the Harvard Square Farmer's Market, which comes on Tuesdays right near the law school. It only runs about half the year, but brings good stuff when it's there. In addition to the obvious veggies and local meats and fish - there's a local Cape Cod fishery that sells scallops and such - there are also quite a few bakeries bringing all sorts of bread and pastry, and local jams and honeys. Bonus Trivia: Harvard Square has its own artisanal honey store called Follow the Honey, which is near the Berryline (the best bet for fro-yo in the Square, in my opinion) and Zinneken's, which serves Belgian waffles.
If anyone needs me to opine on local restaurants, I am happy to do that as well.