The 10 Best Markets in Massachusetts!

While we all love our big-name grocery stores, there’s something very special about small, independent markets. They afford customers convenience and a sense of days gone by. Check out these 10 great Massachusetts markets and step into another era.  

1. Marshall’s Country Corner, Bernardston, MA

You can buy just about anything at this little market. Those who shop there say the meats are the best. People come from miles around for the corned beef.

2. Shawmut Grocery Store, Boston, MA

For milk, bread, dinner, and some talk about the Red Sox (or the Patriots, Celtics or Bruins—dependent upon the season) visit Shawmut Grocery Store. You’ll come away with great food—and a great feeling.

3. Armata’s, Longmeadow, MA

In addition to a fine array of meats and cheeses, Armata’s sells fresh produce and an impressive selection of delicious desserts. You might never bake again once you’ve tasted an Armata’s pie.

4. The Barn, Greenfield, MA

The Barn not only carries a full line of groceries, they also carry a beautiful assortment of prepared foods to go. They carry the freshest fruits and vegetables from area farms, and will make up the best meat and cheese platter you’ve ever seen. This is the perfect store for those who love to entertain.

5. Cady Street Meat Market, Ludlow, MA

Don’t avoid the Cady Street Meat Market because you only need bread and milk. They’ve got that, too. The meats are displayed in an old-fashioned case. This market makes you feel like family.  

6. Adams Shore Supermarket, Quincy, MA

Featuring a well stocked deli case, Adams Shore Supermarket is filled with all your grocery needs. It’s also a great place to pick up beer and wine.

7. Bob’s Grocery Store, Lawrence, MA

Bob Lavoie and his family have run Bob’s Grocery Store for years. Locals—many without vehicles to get to bigger grocery stores—love it, as it allows them access to the things they need. This store carries a small supply of fresh foods and all the usual grocery staples.

8. Golden Goose Market & Café, Boston, MA

Featuring bread baked fresh every day, a butcher shop, a huge selection of deli meats, Golden Goose Market is a delightful place to buy your groceries. Not sure if you like something? Ask for a sample. They’re always happy to oblige.

9. Pudding Brook Pantry, Pembroke, MA

It’s not modern, but it makes up for it with the extensive list of products carried. Pudding Brook Pantry is also known for its friendly employees who love to make their customer’s days a little brighter.

10. Kenyon’s Market, East Falmouth, MA

Kenyon’s Market is extremely busy in the summer months, given its close proximity to Menauhant Beach. It’s no wonder, either. They have a huge selection of craft beer and wine—larger than any other Falmouth retailer. They even sell gluten free beer.

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