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Boston's 3 best spots to score fruits and veggies, without breaking the bank

Boston's 3 best spots to score fruits and veggies, without breaking the bank
Lambert's Rainbow Market | Photo: Amy R./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 24, 2020.

Got a hankering for fruits and veggies?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable fruit and veggie hot spots in Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.

1. Lambert's Rainbow Market

Photo: lila s./Yelp

Topping the list is Lambert's Rainbow Market. Located at 777 Morrissey Blvd. in South Dorchester, the deli, which offers fruits, veggies, sandwiches and more, is the highest-rated budget-friendly fruit and veggie spot in Boston, boasting 4.5 stars out of 190 reviews on Yelp.

If you're looking for more, we found these details about Lambert's Rainbow Market.

"Fifty years ago four brothers had an idea to offer the best fruits and vegetables in the Boston area," the business notes in the history section of its Yelp profile. "Two of the brothers were getting out of the Navy, one was getting out of the Army and one was getting out of high school. They grew up in the south end of Boston and dreamed of owning a business in their backyard."

2. Johnny D's Fruit And Produce

Photo: megan h./Yelp

Next up is Brighton's Johnny D's Fruit and Produce, situated at 381 Washington St. (between Leicester Street and Argus Place). With 4.5 stars out of 123 reviews on Yelp, the farmers market, which offers fruits, veggies and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option. 

Yelper Devon K., who reviewed Johnny D's Fruit and Produce on June 23, wrote, "I absolutely adore Johnny D's. Best (and only) place to get produce in Brighton Center."

Yelper Kristin P. wrote, "A hidden gem! We've been in Boston for four years and are just finding Johnny D's. Amazing deals on fruits and veggies. Perfect place to buy produce if you like to juice."

3. East Boston Farm Stand

photo: jeff t./yelp

East Boston's East Boston Farm Stand, located at 75 Meridian St. (between Paris and Havre streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly spot to score juices and smoothies, fruits, veggies and sandwiches 4.5 stars out of 30 reviews.

The site can tell you a thing or two more about East Boston Farm Stand.

"We sell fresh fruits and veggies make our smoothies from fresh fruits and veggies We also make fruit salads and deliver too," it writes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties.


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