shopping

E-Som Market: June – We’re Turning 3!

Hey, everyone, we’re turning 3! We started this little market back in June 2015 with four vendors, and now look at us! Thanks to the hundreds of vendors and guests who have shown up on these Saturdays to support local artists and small businesses. We can’t do it without you all! Guest bartender Bonnie Nag […]


Holiday Gift Guide 2017

In need of gift ideas? Look no further. We’ve put together some of the best gifts from around the city so you can find the perfect present for everyone on your list while supporting your local stores.   This story appears in the November/December print issue of Scout Somerville, which is available for free at more than 220 drop […]


Meet Your Scout’s Honored Winners: Shopping

GOURMET OR SPECIALTY FOODS: Dave’s Fresh Pasta It’s hard for us to find fault with a place where the motto is “eat pasta every day.” But should you decide you’re done carbo-loading, DFP also boasts some of Somerville’s best sandwiches–we’re partial to the Brazilian Hangover Helper–and an unrivaled selection of cheese, olive oil, vinegar, beer and […]


Meet Your Scout’s Honored Winners: Magpie and Magpie Kids

In this year’s Scout’s Honored Awards—our annual reader-voted guide to the best businesses in Somerville—we stepped inside some of the local favorites who took home wins to introduce you to the people who make them so great.  First up: Magpie and Magpie Kids, a set of sibling shops trading in unique, modern—and, more often than […]


E-Son Market: September

Our next #ESomMarket is coming up on Saturday, 9/9! Crystal Kelley from Highball Lounge will be on the bar serving up some Edinburgh Gin cocktails for you to sip on while you shop. Check out our September lineup! #eatbrunchbuystuff Aud & El www.audandel.etsy.com Instagram: @audandel carmi clay www.etsy.com/uk/shop/carmiclay Instagram: @carmiclay DaniBflo Jewelry www.etsy.com/shop/danibflo Instagram: @dani_buffalo_jewelry […]


E-Som Market: August

It’s almost time for another #ESomMarket! We’re excited to have Moira Costello Horan from the Franklin Cafe with us to serve you up some cocktails featuring Mad River Distillers, so you can have something to sip on while you check out our 15 amazing local makers and vendors! Check out our August lineup so far! Arbalest Press www.arbalestpress.com Instagram: […]


An Afternoon At Market Basket

It’s tough to explain the singular experience of shopping at the Market Basket on Somerville Avenue—the deals, the crowds, the packed parking lot—so in our “Know Your Neighborhood” issue, we let these photos do the talking. This story appears in the May/June 2017 issue of Scout, which is available for free at more than 220 drop spots throughout […]


Somerville Local Arts Mall Offers a Unique Holiday Shopping Experience

For more than a year, a former Cambridge Health Alliance walk-in clinic in Union Square has sat vacant. But that changed on November 20, when local artist Judith Klausner and a group of 33 area artisans opened to doors to the Somerville Local Arts Mall (SLAM), a pop-up store where shoppers will be able to purchase all […]



Futuristic Fabrications From Nervous System | SCOUTV Episode #4

An “experimental design studio that works at the intersection of design, computation, digital fabrication and science?” Yeah, Nervous System piqued our interest, too. In Episode #4 of SCOUTV, you’ll meet the pair behind this one-of-a-kind Somerville-based biz, who—in addition to selling super cool jewelry and home goods inspired by everything from nature to papers on […]


On the Factory Floor With Deano’s Pasta | SCOUTV Episode #2

In this episode of SCOUTV, you’ll meet the husband-wife team behind Deano’s Pasta in East Somerville. Their family business was founded in 1947 by Dean Matarazzo’s grandfather, Ralph Matarazzo, after he immigrated to the United States from Italy, making it one of the oldest pasta companies in the country. In a red and white warehouse building off […]