This Program has not been updated in more than a year.

We recommend you try to verify information using the contact information below before making plans.

Seniors Special Grocery Store Hours

By City of Cambridge

Some grocery stores have special hours for people over the age of 60.

This is an ongoing program.
Every day.

Market Basket = Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30am -7:00am

Pemberton Farms = Daily, 6:00am - 7:00am or delivery

Stop & Shop =  Daily, 6:00am - 7:30am

Star Market = Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00am - 9:00am

Whole Foods Prospect = Daily, 7:00am - 8:00am

Whole Foods River & Alewife = Daily, 8:00am - 9:00am

Trader Joe's Alewife & Memorial Drive  = Daily, 8:00am - 9:00am


Age: Senior Adult.

You must be age 60 or above to attend during special hours.


Market Basket
Somerville Ave Customer Service
(617) 666-2420
Pemberton Farms Marketplace
Delivery Service - Contact Deanna
(617) 491-2244
Stop & Shop McGrath Highway
(617) 666-1024
Stop & Shop Alewife Brook Parkway
(617) 625-1546
Star Market Beacon Street
(617) 354-7023
Star Market White Street
(617) 492-5566
Star Market McGrath Highway
(617) 625-4070
Whole Foods Prospect
(617) 492-0070
Whole Foods River Street
(617) 876-6990
Whole Foods Alewife Brook Parkway
(617) 491-0040

Please contact each individual store to ask questions.

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

See the City of Cambridge's website for more information for Seniors

Some locations and program require that you notify them in advance.


There is no additional charge for shopping at these times.


  • In-person only.

Market Basket

400 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

Outside Cambridge
Pemberton Farms Marketplace

2225 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

North Cambridge
Stop & Shop Alewife

105 Alewife Brook Pkwy
Somerville, MA 02144

Outside Cambridge
Stop & Shop

779 McGrath Hwy
Somerville, MA 02145

Outside Cambridge
Star Market Beacon Street

275 Beacon St
Somerville, MA 02143

Outside Cambridge
Star Market Porter Square

49 White St
Cambridge, MA 02140

Neighborhood 9
Star Market McGrath Hwy

14 McGrath Hwy,
Somerville, MA 02143

Outside Cambridge
Whole Foods Prospect

115 Prospect St
Cambridge, MA 02139

Mid Cambridge and The Port
Whole Foods River

340 River St
Cambridge, MA 02139

Cambridgeport and Riverside

Whole Foods Near Fresh Pond

  • 200 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138

Trader Joe's

  • 211 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • 748 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139

Wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

It is very important for people age 60+, especially those with underlying health conditions, to practice safe social distancing and hygiene. If you are age 60 or above and need to leave the house to get food, there are special hours just for seniors to shop at some stores.