How do you like your nuts: roasted, flavored or raw? At a new Nuts Factory opening at 284 Columbus Ave they’ll have all that and more, so please don’t lose your marbles trying to decide. If you can’t wait, there’s another location on 80th and Broadway that opened back in August.
It’s not just nuts. Nuts Factory also sells dried fruits, chocolates, olives, granola, halva, spices, licorice and a variety of gummies. Their coffee and tea infusion selections are robust as well.
“Some of the dried fruits, such as plump dates, and nuts come from Israel and Turkey, and other nuts are grown in the United States,” wrote Ann Trieger Kurland in a story titled Bins of Bliss at the Nuts Factory for the Boston Globe. “Pretzel and chocolate cookie crumbs, coated pecans and hazelnuts covered with coconut chips, barbecued cashews, or black licorice hard candies are among the rare treats.”
Nuts Factory roasts its nuts on-premises and customers are welcome to sample the selections. Their location on Broadway regularly has infused tea outside for people to try. Once inside, you can fill up cellophane bags to your heart’s delight as you pay by the pound. They also have divided trays if you’re looking to host a party or if you’re a bit nutty about keeping things neat and organized.
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We haven’t tried everything yet, but so far we’re big fans of the zaatar cashews, roasted salted peas, honey-glazed sesame sticks and spicy pistachios. Their strawberry mini block licorice brought back some childhood memories of goodness and fans of sour patch kids should definitely sample their sour watermelon gummies.
We spoke with a Nuts Factory staffer at the Broadway location who thinks the Columbus Ave shop will open in roughly two weeks.
Currently, the Broadway Nuts Factory is open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.