You’re here, you’re starving and you need to buy the basics.Broadway Market Place
CVS Pharmacy29 JFK St. Recent renovation has turned this into a drug store where you may actually find what you’re looking for. It’s in Harvard Square just north of Fleet Bank.
Evergood Supermarket1674 Mass Ave. Good for your day-to-day needs, with an insufficient selection of Lean Pockets. Suffice it to say that “Super” is a misnomer. Still, it’s good enough for the everyday needs. Walk north from campus a few blocks on Mass Ave. Evergood is past Starbucks on the left.
K Mart400 Western Ave., Brighton (562-4492), or 77 Middlesex Ave., Somerville (628-9500). You know what it is, you just need to know how to find it. Take a cab.
Star Market275 Beacon St. or Porter Square.A grocery store exactly like the one you had wherever you came from. It’s about a 10- to 15-minute walk to either location if you live on campus, but it’s cheaper and carries a broader selection than your other options. Just don’t buy anything too heavy — it’s a long way home.