Seems like here mostly people post about newer things, which makes sense since we’ve migrated mostly from Chowhound where we had built up lots of chatter and archives about esteemed old standbys. But since I just took my annual trip up to the Boston area to do tax stuff and I always use that as an excuse to hit the Armenian markets, it seemed like maybe a good chance to see what standard bulwark places people are going to recently that break no new ground but that always deliver.
We ate a quick and solid falafel sandwich lunch at Fordee’s (i like the radish pickles they put in these, seems like the same ones you get at the markets) and then hit up Sevan and Arax. I never get tired of going to these places year after year–Sevan for desserts, savory baked goods, taramasalata and lamejun. (The latter are a heck of a lot more expensive than they were when I first discovered these markets, but are still great). Arax for Syrian bread, baba ganoush, pickled stuff and all kinds of other side dishes. Also always get the honey cake things here (not sure what these are called) and the produce is always nice–got Satsuma tangerines for a good price. They seem to have stopped carrying the Danish feta in the red and white package that we always would get, though. That was mildly disappointing, but it isn’t like there aren’t lots of other types of feta to try out.
Anyone else going to visit any old favorites lately?