Basics Food Warehouse US Map & Phone & Address
132 Newmarket Square, Boston;(617)442-1414 This South End enclave of wholesalers, between Mass. Ave. and the Southeast Expressway, deals mainly with restaurants and supermarkets. Tucked away, though, are two adjacent shops offering wholesale prices to anyone who walks in.
Basics can save you dough with large-quantity packaging. You can get Kraft barbecue sauce for $8.99 a gallon, to go with ten pounds of baby spareribs for $19. Add five pounds of frozen French fries for $2.99. Don’t worry not all the meat is meant for armies; some fresh meats are sold by the pound, just like any deli section. Open daily from 6:30 a m. to 5 P.M. Sundays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Next door, Lord Jeff’s Beef Place at 129 Newmarket Square, telephone (617) 445-7000, is similar but a little pair of wholesale supermarkets which sell to the public larger. Again, the emphasis is on meats: Five-pound boxes of deli franks or frozen all-beef hamburger patties are each $8.90, while a ten-pound bag of fresh chicken thighs goes for a mere $3.99.
Jeff’s offers more overall variety, more like a supermarket. Guzzle a twelve-pack of Coke in cans at $2.99; some of the beer tends to be cheap as well a Budweiser suitcase for $13.99 but most liquor prices seem average. In the other aisles: Get a carton of 2 dozen eggs for 990 (!), a pound of sliced bacon for 690, or a five-pound box of Domino sugar for $2.39. Like most warehouses, you may see different items at different times. Both stores can also be your headquarters for soul food chitterlings, oxtail, smoked neck bones, and goat meat are all here. Lord Jeff holds court from 6:30 a.m, to 5 p.m. every day, except Sundays from 6 A.M. tO 1 P.M.