Top Five Specialty Food Markets in Worcester
At Crompton Collective we strive to shop local. We believe that nothing is sweeter than eating locally and supporting our fellow small business owners and farmers. Whether you are in search of a specialty food item, local produce, or just a quick bite to eat, Worcester has it all. Here we compiled a listed of hidden gems, or should we say, hidden goodies throughout the area. May this whet your appetite for fresh, local and yummy food.
1) Ed Hyder's Mediterranean Marketplace: Ed Hyder's has been around since 1975, and is the pinnacle of specialty food shops in Worcester. From high-quality spices, coffees, and teas, to prepared tabouli, hummus, kabobs, and grape leaves, Ed Hyder's provides Worcester with delicious and affordable specialty ingredients and food items, all from a family-owned local business.
2) Stillman Quality Meats:
Located in the heart of Worcester’s Canal District where in addition to farm-raised meats, they also offer an assortment of artisan and craft products including pantry provisions, specialty cheeses, local produce, charcuterie, savory baked goods and fresh local, day-boat seafood.
3) North Main Provisions:
The specialty store located on Main St. has a nice selection of cider and beer in addition to a variety of wine from different regions. Cheese is sold by the piece or by the pound, and customers will also find shelves stocked with jams, sauces, crackers and more.
Living Earth is a household name for most foodies of Worcester. The market provides the community with many specialty vegan and vegetarian food items, as well as hard to find health foods. A sample of their selection includes locally made tofu, prepared lunch and dinner items, local kombucha, and dry goods available to be weighed from bulk.
5) Canal District Farmer's Market:
Last but not least the Canal District Farmer’s Market, you can find locally grown produce, meat, eggs, wine, and cider, along with homemade soaps and lotions, yarns, and a variety of other seasonal goodies. Some of their specialty items include homemade jams and pies, water spinach and traditional Asian greens such as bok choy, squash blossoms, and pumpkin squash. The market is located in Kelley Square next to Crompton Collective on Saturday mornings from 9-12p.
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