This attractive, dynamic neighborhood has gone through a fairly rapid gentrification process but is proud of its eclectic past and locals and the council are conscious of maintaining its ‘diversity and affordability.’ About 15 minutes south of central Boston on the Orange line, “JP” is home to some unique organic and sustainable stores and is an enjoyable place to wander around. If you get off the ‘T’ at Stoneybrook train station you will find yourself in picturesque Boylston Street and at number 66 you will find City Feed & Supply, a long-established health food store, with a country general store feel, offering a range of organic and locally sourced groceries. A second and larger store can be found at 672 Centre Street. With an impressive 600 local and regional products, you can stock up on local groceries or stop here for breakfast or lunch and an organic fair trade coffee. Choose from hot or cold sandwiches, some soup and salad options and great choices for vegans. Breakfast offerings include free-range egg sandwiches or Iggy’s bagels. We tried a generous Hommous & Havarti sandwich on thick cut bread and it was delicious. If you are in the market for any kind of baby wares then visit the delightful Hatched at 5 Green Street. This gorgeous store specializes in organic and natural baby clothes and chemical-free toys. Think organic cotton pieces or cherry-wood rattles finished with organic bees wax. If you are looking for a lunch spot or a cup of a great coffee and try the very popular Fiore’s Bakey at 55 South Street that serves a full range of baked goodies, sandwiches, soups and salads and has terrific gluten-free and vegan options that draw gushing praise from online reviewers. Aright next door you will find the grocery co-op Harvest at 57 South Street which specializes in organic, natural and wholesome food choices, bulk products, beers and wine.
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- 5 Green Street
- Tu 11-6, W,F, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
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