You might have seen a big fancy grocery store on almost every corner of DC. But why shop there when you can find a cozy hidden gem just around the corner? DC has plenty of local and independently owned supermarkets where you can not only find great food but also a great atmosphere. Here are the 11 best local supermarkets in DC!
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1. Glen’s Garden Market
Glen’s is a local store that specializes in selling regionally and locally grown produce. The food sold at Glen’s Garden is all grown or created in states that are within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed area.
2001 S St NW, Washington, DC 20009
2. Smucker Farms of Lancaster Co.
Smucker Farms is a charming country-style market and deli. They sell locally grown products such as local fruits, vegetables, meats, beer and wine, soaps and candies. They also serve delicious fresh sandwiches at their deli.
2118 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
3. Each Peach Market
Each Peach is a friendly market in Mount Pleasant that’s incredibly community focused. They are known for selling sustainable and organic items and have plenty of gourmet local foods.
3068 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20009
4. Capitol Supermarket
This family owned grocery store became Capitol Supermarket in 1976. For decades Washingtonians have enjoyed finding international foods, fresh seafood, beer, wine and produce at Capitol Supermarket.
1231 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
5. Hana Japanese Market
You come to Hana for Japanese staples. They are the only Japanese market in DC and you can find fresh vegetables, prepared foods and plenty of Japanese snacks and candy.
2004 17th St NW, Washington DC 20009
6. Streets Market and Cafe
Streets Market sells a wide selection of natural and organic foods. Their store is filled with baked goods, coffees, flowers, seafood, produce, groceries and much more! You can also pick up and a grab and go prepared dish or sandwich if you are shopping on the run!
2400 14th St NW
7. A Litteri
A. Litteri is a tiny Italian market that’s known for its incredible Italian deli. Order one of their famous, subs and pick up all of your authentic Italian staples like sauces, wines, pastas and sausages!
517 Morse St NE, Washington, DC 20002
8. Union Kitchen Grocery
Union Kitchen is definitely a DC local spot. They stock their shelves with more than 200 food and beverage products that are made locally right here in DC.
They have two locations.
538 3rd Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
1251 9th Street NW Washington, DC 20001
9. Manhattan Market
This hidden gem in Glover Park is a fantastic supermarket. It’s a tiny shop but they don’t lack in options. They are filled with plenty of groceries, gourmet cheeses, breads, fresh produce and plenty of convenience items. Also they have some of the friendliest owners in the district!
2647 Connecticut Ave NW # A, Washington, DC 20008
10. Good Food Markets
Good Food Markets is a small full-service grocery store that partners with local growers, producers and distributors to offer tons of groceries in a community focused space. From healthy grab and go meals to fresh produce and high quality meats, you can find everything at this charming store!
2006 Rhode Island Ave NE Washington, DC 20018
11. Rodman’s Discount Food and Drug
Rodman’s is a family owned and operated drugstore and grocery store that has been i DC since 1955. In addition to local groceries, they have a full line of international and exotic foods, European soaps, housewares and more. And everything is at a great price!
5100 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20016