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THIS for Diplomats 1630 Crescent Place, NW, Washington, DC 20009

Metropolitan DC Area International Markets

Sharing a meal brings community, and familiar foods

bring warmth and a feeling of home. We would like to
share with you a few places where you might find fa-
miliar food.
The Metropolitan Washington, DC area has many ex-
cellent full service supermarkets:

Safeway Giant Wegmans Aldi’s

Harris Teeter Shopper’s Food Warehouse

and more speciality markets:

Whole Foods Trader Joe’s Magruder’s

Dean & DeLuca Mom’s (organic) Costco (membership required)

Fresh Market

1649 Rockville Pike 3680 King St 150 Branch Rd, SE

Rockville, MD 20852 Alexandria, VA 22302 Vienna, VA 22180

240 221 0780 703 824 5205 703 242 8923

Monday - Sunday 8 am - 9 pm

Bulk nut and dried fruit mixes, green bean chips,

gluten-free offerings. Juices: pineapple/coconut
juice and more. Beignet mix.  Dried spices in little
plastic envelopes plus other huge spice assort-
ments.  Peruvian potato chips.  Fish, meats and
breads - all super fresh.

Remember to check expiration dates on all purchases.


Dutch Country (Amish) Farmer’s Market

9701 Fort Meade Road Laurel, MD 301 421 1454

Thursday 9am - 6pm Friday 9am - 8pm Saturday 8am - 3pm

Meats, candies, pretzels, cheeses, poul-

try, BBQ, produce. Well worth the trip.

Eastern Market
225 7th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 202 698 5253

Tuesday - Friday 7am - 7pm Saturday 7am - 6pm Sunday 9am - 5pm

Washington DC's original and premier food and arts market. Located in
the heart of the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, Eastern Market is DC's
destination for fresh food, community events, and on weekends, local
farm-fresh produce and handmade arts and crafts. Green grocers, fresh
fish, bread and cheese, butchers and delis.

Union Market

1309 5th Street, NE Washington, DC 20002 301 652 7400

Tuesday - Friday 11am - 8pm Saturday and Sunday 8am - 8pm

Warehouse-like food market with a host of artisans offering charcuterie,

empanadas, gelato and more. Many places to eat delicious local food.

Arlington Farmers’ Market.

Intersection of N. Courthouse Rd. and N 14th St. Arlington, VA 22201

Saturdays from 8 am to noon April through December

9 am to noon January through March

Wonderful selection of mushrooms. This is easily one of the best farmer's

markets in the area. The produce selection is excellent. There is plenty of
vendor diversity.

DuPont Circle Fresh Farm Market

1500 block of 20th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036

Sundays, 9:30 am to 1 pm (Jan. through Mar)

Sundays, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm (April through Dec)

Outdoor market.  Lively with 40 vendors: bakers, green grocers, dairy and
meat products from regional farms.   Soup sellers and plants and many
more goodies.

Georgetown Farmer’s Market

Wisconsin Ave at 35th Street Washington, DC 20007

Saturdays 9 am - 1 pm May - November

Small, but with lots of activity. A band, children’s activities, food truck.
And, of course, fresh vegetables and fruit - organic too. Meat, honey,

When you first come to Washington Rodman’s is the place to find anything
you might need as you arrive at a new posting. A truly unique, old fash-
ioned, family owned store that has almost anything you would need and if
they don’t have it they will probably order it for you.

Rodman’s Discount Gourmet

They have three locations. The main store is in Washington, DC.

5100 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20015 202 363 3466

Monday - Saturday 9am - 9:30pm Sunday 10am - 7pm

There is a large selection of international groceries: sardines from Spain,

tomatoes from Italy, biscuits from the United Kingdom, chocolates from
Switzerland, German jams, gluten free food, and a large selection of wine
and beer. Gourmet cheeses, salami and dairy.

Down the escalator you will find almost anything you need: pharmacy,
home health aids (rental wheel chairs), cleaning supplies, toiletries, kitchen
supplies, travel needs, including electrical adapters, small electrical appli-
ances, watch repair and even pearl restringing, glasses, candles and sea-
sonal items including British Christmas crackers!

4301 Randolph Road (at Viers Mill), Wheaton, MD 301 946 3100

Monday - Saturday 9am - 10pm Sunday 10 - 7pm

Large beer and wine dept.  Carries basic groceries and has a meat de-
partment that specializes in Latino cuts of meat.  Carries South American
wines and beers.  Also wine from El Salvador, South Africa, Eastern Eu-
rope, Bulgaria and Slovenia.  Beers from Poland, Portugal, Philippines and
Viet Nam.

5148 Nicholson Lane Kensington, MD 301 881 6253

Monday - Saturday 9am - 9pm Sunday 10am - 7pm

Located at Nicholson Lane entrance to White Flint Mall. Large selection of

wine and beer. Many of the same items as in the flagship store, including
items for the kitchen.


Super H Mart
10780 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030 703 273 0570

Monday - Sunday 8:30 am -11 pm

Grand Mart and H Mart both have extensive selections of Korean and East
Asian foods, particularly produce. Both have seafood and meats as well.
There is also a large selection Hispanic and Indian products including
spices and condiments. Korean bakeries and video rentals.

Grand Mart
6326 Arlington Blvd 1535 University Blvd E

Falls Church, VA 22042 Hyattsville, MD 20783

703 533 1700 301 408 0880

Mon-Sun 9 am - 9:30 pm Mon-Sun 8:30am - 9:30pm

Grand Mart has stores in Alexandria, Gaithersburg, MD,

Sterling, VA . Lots and lots of wonderful vegetables, fresh

herbs, live fish, Every kind of fruit imaginable. Prices are
very reasonable.

H Mart
12015 Georgia Avenue 8103 Lee Highway 7885 Heritage Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20902 Falls Church, VA Annandale, VA

301 942 5071 703 573 6300 703 914 4222

Monday-Sunday 8:30 -10:00 pm Monday-Sunday 8:30am - 11pm

Wonderful stores with so much fresh produce, every conceivable Asian

goodie. During the summer months a large selection of Asian fruits. Also
food from Spain and India. Super prices.

Lotte Plaza
13955 Metrotech Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151    703 488-6600

Monday - Sunday 9 am - 10 pm

This store is like a warehouse of Asian food - good supply of Indian food,
along with Korean and Chinese food. Large selection of seafood, vege-
tables and frozen ready to serve packaged entrees. A large variety of food
in every category and good prices are certainly a draw for this store. Every
type of vegetable you can imagine.

Lotte Assi Plaza

13625-A Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20906 301 962 3355

Monday- Saturday 9 am - 9:30 pm; Sunday 9 am - 9 pm

If you live in Aspen Hill, MD, this store is very convenient. They have Thai
condiments and Peruvian hot pepper. Large choice of fresh vegetables.


Afghan Market and Groceries

5715 Edsall Road Alexandria, VA 22304 703 212 9529

Monday-Saturday 11 am - 9:30 pm; Sunday 10 am - 8:30 pm

Freshly baked bread, halal butcher, cheeses and spreads, open bins of
dried fruits and nuts. Frozen foods. Large selection of teas and a variety
of fruit tobacco for hookahs of which there was also a wide selection.
Large bags of red lentils, rice, ginger and garlic paste, kabobs. Tea pots
and wedding accessories. Cooked foods in back. Clothes and house-
wares. Also dvd’s for sale. Friendly staff.


African Grocery and Meat Market

6243 Little River Turnpike Alexandria VA 22312 703 914 2525

Saturday 9 am - 9:30 pm; Sunday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm

We were happily welcomed by a woman stocking refrigerators with

smoked, dried catfish and tilapia, enrobed in a sheath of smoke from the
incense burning near the front door.  CDs of world music line the shelves
behind the register, and several aisles contain everything from custard
powder, cassava, and bulk rice, to enormous, industrial cook pots, plastic
laundry baskets, and essential oil diffusers.  Everything seemed quite af-
fordably priced.

Red Apple Farmer’s Market

7645 New Hampshire Ave Takoma, Park, MD 20912 301 434 8861

Mon  - Fri 9 am to 9 pm; Saturday 8 am - 9 pm; Sunday 9 am - 7 pm 

Corner of NewHampshire and University Boulevard

Bustling market, has lots of groceries and large meat department. Carries
African, Caribbean, Latin and West Indian food items.
Exotic fruits, fresh vegetables, and a varied selection of meat and seafood.
Look for fresh meat like goat and oxtail, innards like tripe and kidney and
some unusual fresh fish such as parrot fish, along with kingfish, codfish,
snapper and mackerel. Smoked bong. Sugarcane, a variety of mangoes
and papayas and breadfruit in season. There is jerk seasoning, along with
plenty of clove and cumin. African peanut butter, jute, cassava and water
leaves, palaver sauce, Bird’s custard powder, Effie’s West African bread.
For drinks, ginger beer, cola champagne and ting (a grapefruit soft drink)
are some of the more unusual beverages that are offered here.

Effie’s Bakery and Caterer

6441 General Green Way, Suite B Alexandria, VA 22312 703 642 2888

Monday - Friday 8 am - 3 pm

West African bakery and caterer with sweet white bread, tea bread, crown
top, raisin bread, chi chin, the buns bread from Ghana.

Both of these stores are wholesalers mainly in grains:

Afrik International Wholesalers

505 Morse St, NE, Washington, DC 20002 202 548 0533

Mon - Sat 7 am - 5 pm

Obeng International Wholesalers

300 Morse St, NE # Q Washington, DC 20002 202 544 8255

Mon - Sat 7 am - 4 pm


Plaza Latina Market

2190 Pimmit Drive Falls Church, VA 22043 703 748 1500

Monday - Sunday 9 am - 9 pm

Argentinian cuts of meat for your BBQ:

chorizo, milanesas, provoletes. Good selec-
tion of wine, small amount of produce.
Products from other South American and
Central American countries. Very clean and

El Patio
5240 Randolph Road Rockville, MD 20852 301 231 9225

Monday - Thursday 9am - 9 pm; Fri - Sat 9am-10pm; Sunday 9am-8pm

A unique combination of restaurant and bakery with a large number of

packaged goods from Argentina and a good number of Argentinian wines.
Fresh pastries (facturas). Will also bake birthday cakes to order.

Tango Pastry
6100 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22303 703 477 2577

Tues-Wed 9am-3:30pm; Thur-Fri 9am-7pm ; Sat-Sun 7:30am-7:00pm

Bakery serving Latin American savory and sweet treats such as

alfajores, facturas and empanadas. Sandra also caters food. It is in the

same building as the Days Inn. The store entrance is to the left of the

hotel entrance.


Bakers and Baristas

501 Seventh St., NW Washington, DC 20005 202-347-7893.

Monday - Friday 7 am - 11 pm; Saturday - Sunday 9 am - 11 pm

Crisp, flaky croissants; eggy, yeast-risen brioche buns; cream-filled straw-

berry pinwheel Danishes; and traditional German butterkuchen - a brioche,
butter-laden cake made with pastry cream topped with crystal sugar and
toasted almonds, are the current sweet morning staples, complemented
by savory croissants and Danishes filled with Virginia ham and Brie. At
lunch, simple sandwiches served on fresh house made rolls are the focus,
with more elaborate Viennese desserts such as Dobos and Sacher tortes
served in the evening.


By Brazil
11335 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20902 301 962 8275

Mon - Fri 9 am - 7 pm; Saturday 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

Brazilian brand name products from Acia, Guarana and Salgados. Cook-
ies, beverages, rice, beans, flour, candy chocolates. Fresh baked pastries
including pastel and coxinha. Acai smoothie, manioc starch, goaibada,
queijo, minas, linguica calabreza. Super friendly folks who run it.

Brazilian Bakery
13655 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20906 301 962 7109

Monday - Sunday 6:30am - 9 pm

Bakery and deli. Coxinha, pao de quijo, empanadas

Super friendly, Great if you live near Aspen Hill.

European Foods

2700 N Pershing Drive Arlington, VA 22201 703 524 6800

Monday - Saturday 9am - 8pm; Sunday 9am - 1pm

Portuguese, Brazilian and Spanish Foods. Produce, olive oil, coffee, Ar-
gentinian, Guatemalan, Brazilian style sausage all homemade. Thursdays
imported fish from Portugal, sardines, bacalhau, cheeses, wine, baby
goats and suckling pigs to order in advance.


Angkor Market
937 University Blvd E Silver Spring, MD 20903 301 445-4174

Monday -Sunday 9 am to 9 pm

Angkor Market is an Asian grocery store specializing in Asian foods and

food products - noodles, rice, spices, vegetables, sauces, beverages,
candies, etc. This is a local, family owned business.


Caribbean Market

7505 New Hampshire Ave Takoma Park, MD 20912 301 439 5288

Monday - Saturday 9 am - 8:30 pm; Sunday 9 am - 5 pm

The Caribbean Market has just about everything you may be looking for if
you're from the islands - seasonings, produce, fresh meats, candies,

We're talking bun and cheese, Ovaltine cookies, Milo, sugar cane, hard
dough bread, tamarind balls, genips, callalou, yams, breadfruit, saltfish,
king fish, goat and ox tail… you name it! 

There is also an area where you can get fresh and hot
platters of food - jerked and curried meats with deli-
cious sides. They carry lots of DG beverages and York
Castle ice cream as well.

Caribbean Seafood Market and Restaurant

6869 New Hampshire Ave Takoma Park, MD 20912 301 891 3497

Tues-Thur 12 pm - 9 pm; Fri - Sat 12 pm - 10 pm Sun 12 pm - 8 pm

The quality of the food is consistently good, the service is also good, and
the atmosphere makes you feel like you are back in the Caribbean. Simple,
and understated.


Las Americas International Market

785 E Rockville Pike, Ritchie Center Rockville, MD 20852 301 424 9550

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

Wide assortment of food products from Central and South America, the
Caribbean and Spain. Meat department has Spanish, Mexican, Argentine
and Salvadoran style sausages; Peruvian, Salvadoran and Colombian style
tamales. Deli with cooked made to order food is superb. Great wine se-

International Progresso Market

3158 Mount Pleasant Street, NW Washington DC 20010 202 462 1529

Monday - Saturday 8 am - 9 pm; Sunday 8 am - 7 pm

This store focuses on food from Central and South America. Brazilian
cassava flour, lots of beans, cream from Guatemala, Honduras and Mexi-
co. Corn husks, Friendly atmosphere.

Casa Lebrato
1733 Columbia Road NW Washington, DC 20009

Monday - Saturday 7 am - 9 pm; Sunday 7 am - 6 pm

Flourishing ethnic market with Central

American, African and Asian foods

They also sell phone cards and are the

most knowledgeable about which is best
for which country.

Americana Grocery
6128 Columbia Pike 10897 Main St 8541 Piney Branch Rd

Falls Church, VA 22041 Fairfax, VA 22030 Silver Spring, MD 20901

703 671 9625 703 934 0100 301 495 0864

Monday- Saturday 8:30 am - 8 pm; Sunday 8:30 am - 5 pm

Every kind of dried chile, spices, frijol, queso, cream, Knorr Suissa prod-
ucts and coffee. The bakery has real bolls. The meal counter has chorizo,

and ceviche. To make mole there are three kinds of chile. Bolivian em-
panadas. Fresh produce and food items from Mexico and Central America
like yuca, wheat bulgar, corn tortillas and fine maize meal. Unique sodas
from Latin America.

Bodega Los Primo

3170 Mt Pleasant Street, NW Washington, DC 202 332 8440

Monday - Sunday 8 am - 10 pm

A well laid out dry goods store. Unusual items from El Salvador.

Plaza Latina Market

2190 Pimmit Drive Falls Church, VA 22043 703 748 1500

Monday - Sunday 9 am - 9 pm

Argentinian cuts of meat for your BBQ: chorizo, milanesas, provoletes.

Good selection of wine, small amount of produce. Products from other
South American and Central American countries. Very clean and friendly.


Great Wall Supermarket

700 Hungerford Drive 2982 Gallows Road

Rockville, MD 20850 Falls Church, VA 22042

240 314 0558 703 208 3388

Monday - Sunday 8 am - 11 pm

Fresh produce - fruits and veggies - is the first and foremost thing you
should be buying: bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, tofu, bean sprouts,
green onions, napa cabbage. Chinese green vegetables come in just about
every form. Chinese broccoli ( kale), watercress, pea sprouts, yu choy
( mustard greens) and rape. Anything that looks leafy and green will be
great pan fried on high heat with oil and garlic. They also have banana
flowers and bamboo shoots. Birds nests. Swallow nest beverage.

If you're a soy connoisseur, this is your heaven. When in season, these

fruits are abundant - Asian pears, peaches, dragonfruit, mangosteen,
pomelo, and lychee.

Buffalo fish, carp, tilapia are all swimming around in water in glass walled
tanks ( at the Rockville store ). You can point to the one you want and they
will fish it out for you. Crabs of different kinds: Dungeness, Stone and
Crystal. Jelly fish skin is also available. as well as fresh eels and frogs. At
the meat counter you will find boneless duck feet, pickled pig snout and
calves intestines.

Kam Sam Supermarket (Asian)

300 No Washington St Rockville, MD 20850 301 315 9558

Monday - Sunday 9am - 8 pm

Good Asian market with fresh produce, fish, plus loads of canned, dried
and frozen items. It is also very clean and has some hot foods. There are
Chinese ingredients to make food from all regions. Pungent green Sichuan
peppercorns. Chinese bakery and hot bar up front.


We have many Ethiopian speciality stores in the metropolitan area. Here

are a few of them to enjoy.

Habesha Ethiopian Market

1919 9th St NW, Washington, DC 202-232-1919

Monday - Sunday 8:30 am - 11 pm

Located in U Street's "Little Ethiopia" neighborhood, across from one of
the city's best tibs serving joints, Etete. This shop is half-informal eatery,
half-market with roasted Ethiopian beans, vibrant colored spices like
turmeric and berberé, tea leaves and slabs of spongy Injera.

Tana Market

623 Sligo Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910 301 562 9322

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 10 pm; Sunday 10 am - 8 pm

This is one of the larger Ethiopian grocery stores in the

D.C. area. There are several kinds of Ethiopian bread:
Injera, Genet dabo and Ambasha. There is a meat
counter. They have various spices and dried beans and
lentils in bulk.

Arada International Market

6844 New Hampshire Ave, Takoma Park, MD 301- 270-3224

Monday - Sunday 9 am - 10 pm

Small market specializing in Ethiopian foods, especially Ethiopian bread

Injera. The bread is well known for being gluten free. They carry Ethiopian
spices and meat cuts that are typical. Also, a wide selection of African and
Caribbean foods. Coffee pots and wall pictures as well as newspapers.
Lots of CD’s and DVD’s from Ethiopia.

Woder Ethiopian Carryout and Market

7845 Eastern Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910 301 562 5901

Monday - Saturday 10am - 9 pm; Sunday 12pm - 2pm

Humble eatery for family-style African dining with some retail groceries.

Build America Plaza near Bailey’s Crossroads

3800 block of S George Mason Drive Falls Church, VA 22041

Lots of small shops with ethnic foods, mainly Ethiopian and Eritrean, the
best ones with the most goods are in the back. Most markets carry:

Injera (the Ethiopian bread)

Meat (most Ethiopian markets have their own butchers)

Dry ingredients (red pepper powder, spices, legumes, etc..)

Coffee (green beans and roasted)

Incense (frankincense, myrrh etc...)

Of particular note at the Build America Plaza:

Al Amanah Market
3811 - I

Monday - Sunday 9:30 am - 11 pm

Pita, dried figs, dates, Indian and Ethiopian spices,

labeneh, Moroccan sardines, dates, couscous, Ha-
lal meat, bins full of beans.

Al Amal market
3817 - G

Monday - Sunday 9 am - 11 pm

Hookahs and products to go with hookahs. Breads, frozen food, samosas,

Chinese green tea, Goya canned food, dried lemons, spices, whole nut-
meg, curry mixes, pickled cucumbers, canned eggplant in salt, sesame
paste, fresh vegetables, halal meat.

House of Spices - Nazret Baltina

3821-E 703 931 0675

Monday - Sunday 8 am - 11 pm

Fun store, small sunflower seeds, charcoal, dates, whole wheat, white
Tigray honey, mustards from Ethiopia so strong they will make you cry.
Black seed oil. Butcher.

They also have a store at:

656 Pickett St, Alexandria, VA 22304 703 212 8909

Azieb Market, Inc


Monday - Sunday 9 am - 10 pm

Bakery with Ambasha and Injera. They make their own flour. The bread is
fantastic and so fresh. They have a few groceries and fresh vegetables.

Skyline Butcher Shop

3823 - E 703 845 5646

Monday - Saturday 9 am - 7 pm; Sunday 9 am - 6 pm

Halal. They will come and butcher your goat for Eid. Whole lambs. A few
groceries, ghee, grape leaves, cream cheese spread.


Manila Asian Foods

9709 Fort Meade Road Laurel, MD 20707 301 776 9655

Monday 10 am - 7:30 pm; Wednesday 10 am - 7:30 pm; Thursday - Friday

9 am - 7:30 pm; Saturday 9 am - 7 pm; Sunday 9:30 - 5 pm

If you are going to the Dutch Market on a Thursday, Fri-

day or Saturday this is worth stopping by for Filipino gro-
ceries. Small. Lots of noodles and soy sauce.

Manila Oriental Market

7026 Commerce Street Springfield, VA 22150 703 379 0595

Monday - Sunday 10 am - 8 pm

A restaurant (food bar) and grocery store. Good selection of hard to find

Fiesta Oriental Store

4815 1st Street, N. Arlington, VA 22203 703 516 9160

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

You can order a whole roasted pig.

Like most of these small stores they have cooked food and groceries.
Halo-Halo ice cream.

Filipino Global Supermarket

5509 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041 703 820 1961

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

Bagoong, frozen longanisa and tocino. Pan de sal, ube pastillas and


Manila Mart

5023 Gerrett Avenue Beltsville, MD 301 931 0086

Monday closed; Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday 9 am - 6 pm

As in the usual Filipino markets it is a combination of prepared foods and


Philippine Oriental Market

3610 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 703 528 0300

Wednesday - Sunday 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fabulous ready made food i.e. lechon, but also all Filipino grocery needs.

Paul’s - French Bakery and cafe

2000 Pennsylvania Ave 1000 Connecticut Ave, NW

Washington, DC Washington, DC

202 524 4860 202 524 4630

Monday - Friday 7 am - 7 pm; Saturday - Sunday 8 am - 6 pm

1078 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. DC 202 524 4630

Monday-Thursday 7am-7pm; Friday-Sat 7am-9 pm; Sunday 8am-8pm

4706 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 301 656 3285

Monday-Thursday 7am-8pm; Friday-Sat 7pm-9pm; Sunday 8am-7pm

Great croissants and baguettes plus pastries and cakes

Patisserie Poupon
1645 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown, DC 202 342 3248

Tuesday-Friday 8:30am-6pm; Saturday 8am-5:30; Sunday 8am-4pm

Pastries, breads, baguettes, croissants and super

salads, ice cream in summer.

Bread Furst
4434 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington DC 202-765-1200

Monday-Friday 7am-7pm; Saturday 8am-6pm; Sunday 8am-5pm

Bread Furst is committed to offering breads, desserts and foods with cha-
racter.  Food that is never boring and never bland.  Baguettes are baked
throughout the day so that they are always impeccably fresh.  Desserts
range from scones, croissants, and donuts in the morning, to cookies and
caramels in the afternoon, and cakes, pies, and other whole pastries in the
evening.  The soups, salads and prepared dishes are seasonally driven
and focus on bold flavors.   

Praline Bakery and Bistro

4611 Sangamore Road Bethesda, MD 301-229-8180

Monday-Friday 8am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday 8am-7pm

Praline Bakery and Bistro is an authentic French bakery and restaurant.

The scrumptious pastries are made fresh daily using the finest ingredients
available. The Bistro offers classic and modern takes on favorite French

La Vie de France Bakery Cafe

600 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC 202-554-7870

Monday-Friday 7am-8pm; Saturday 8am-3pm (bakery)

Patrons are able to see bread being baked all day.  The bakery and cafe
offer pastries, breads, soups, quiche, salads, and sandwiches.  

Fresh Baguette
4919 Bethesda Avenue Bethesda MD 20814 301 656 0000

Monday - Sunday 7 am - 7 pm

Parisian patisserie. Breads, flan, tarts, croissants, eclairs. And, of course, the
best crusty, chewy baguettes. Cornichons, jams and mustards,

Arrowine & Cheese

4508 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 703 525 0990

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday 11 am - 5 pm

French cheeses, cured meats, wine.


Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe

2150 N. Culpeper St Arlington, VA 22207 703 527 8394

Tues - Fri 6:30 am - 6:30 pm; Sat 8 am - 5 pm; Sun 8 am - 1 pm

The Buchler family prepare many German specialities such as Bienenstich,

Linzerschnitten, strudel and Linzer torte as well as every kind of pastry that
you can imagine. They also sell many varieties of wursts and Krautiner
bread made with German flour. On their shelves you can find Waldmeiser
Getrankesirup, Wien Cassis, Hengstenberg vinegar and German teas and
coffees. Every kind of pastry and marzipan animals and shapes at holiday
time. Check out their website for all the cakes and pastries that you can
special order.

German Gourmet

5838 Columbia Pike Falls Church, VA 22041 703 379 8080

Monday - Saturday 9 am - 7 pm; Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

German, Swiss and Belgian specialities: meat, seafood, dairy chocolates,

wine, beer toiletries, spaetzie and dumplings.

Cafe Mozart
1331 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 202 347 5732

Monday - Friday 7 am - 10 pm; Sat 9 am - 10 pm; Sunday 11 am - 10 pm

It is near the Metro Center metro station and besides being a restaurant has a
fairly good sized shop attached.


Aphrodite Greek Imports

5886 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22041 703 931 5055

Monday - Saturday 9 am - 9 pm; Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

Aphrodite has been in business over 20 years  and has always been a "go
to" place for Greek specialties especially for olives, large golden raisins,
and Easter foods.   They have dolmades (grape leaves stuffed with rice)
and frozen goodies like spanakopita. They have freshly prepared special-
ties, like  tzaziki, taramasalata, etc. A large variety of feta cheese. They
carry decorative items so if you are looking for Greek, this is your place.


These groceries are good for not only Indian, but also Pakistani, Afghan,
Sri Lankan, Burmese, Malay, Singaporean and Middle Eastern regions

Aditi Spice Depot

409 Maple Avenue E Vienna, VA 22180 703 938 3400

Monday - Sunday 10 am - 9 pm
From Indian utensils to spices, herbs, lentils and frozen ready to eat food,
some made locally and others imported from India. Some of the frozen
food is typical of the southern state of Kerala. This store is slightly higher
priced than other Indian stores in the area, but neat and clean. Staff is
friendly and accommodating. Adjacent to the grocery store is a casual di-
ning place Turmeric and further down on Maple Avenue is a vegetarian
eatery called Ammas Kitchen, which specializes in South Indian speciali-
ties like dosas. The store also has a good DVD collection of Indian movies.

Shri Krishna Grocery

7106 Brookfield Plaza Springfield, VA 22150 (703) 569-8885

Monday - Saturday 9 am - 9 pm; Sunday 9 am - 8:30 pm

This store has aisles of Indian spices, mixes, frozen foods,

sweets, and even some produce. All you need to make
yourself an Indian meal, from scratch or in the microwave
is right here. If you can't cook Indian from scratch but en-
joy cooking there are packaged sauces and mixes to help
you out—so one could have a South Indian breakfast by
just adding boiling water into the pre packaged mix. They
also have a pretty decent sized freezer section full of all
sorts of Indian foods, from naans and roti, daal , mango
ice cream, kulfi and a variety of Indian sweets. The prices
are the best in the area. Spotlessly clean.

Patel Brothers
15110 N Frederick Road 2074 University Blvd

Rockville, MD 20850 Hyattsville, MD

301 340 8656 301 422 1555

Mon - Sun 10:30 am - 8:30 pm Tuesday - Sun 10:30 am - 8:30 pm

11116 Lee Highway Fairfax, VA 22030 703 273 7400

Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 8 pm; Sunday 11 am - 7 pm

This chain of Indian stores has everything you might need for making an

Indian meal. Great mangoes.

Daily Spices
8424 Lee Highway Fairfax, VA 22031 703 752 2314

Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm; Saturday - Sunday 10 am - 9:30 pm

Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern and Asia Pacific groceries. Good ser-
vice. Refrigerated and frozen section; seeds, spices, samosas, chutneys,
nuts and pastes.

India Bazaar
383 Muddy Branch Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301 963 7070

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 9:30 pm; Sunday 10 am - 9 pm

Indian spices, produce, sweets and a good selection of ice creams. The
store is well stocked and clean.

Spice Lanka 

17517 Redland Rd Rockville, MD 20855 301 216-2238

Monday - Friday 11 am - 9 pm; Saturday - Sunday 10 am - 7 pm

Great for Sri Lankan specialities and lots of Sri Lankan spices. Dry fish.

Kiran Grocery & Halal Meat

156-B Enterprise Street Sterling VA 20164 703 450 5531

Monday - Sunday 10 am - 8 pm

South Asian sweets, halal meat, abundant supply of spices.


The Italian Store

3123 Lee Highway 5837 Washington Blvd

Arlington, VA 22201 Arlington, VA 22205

703-528-6266 571 341 1080

Monday - Friday 10 am to 9 pm;  Saturday 10 am - 8 pm;

Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

Every ingredient you need for a great Italian meal at home. Vodka sauces,
fresh mozzarella balls, basil bunches and floury raw dough (if sold out
there is usually more in the back). Grab some fresh lobster stuffed ravioli

or a hot slice of pizza suprema (pepperoni, onions, black olives and Italian
sausage). Wines, pastas, frozen and fresh foods prepared by the Tramante
family. Delicious, legendary subs and pizza. They have recently opened
another branch in Westover. They will even make a lasagna to

order in your own pan.


8102 Norfolk Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814 301 652 1625

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

Imported Italian food and ingredients, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Also
great sandwiches and deserts. Gourmet goodies from pastas to choco-
lates, cookies and unusual drinks

Via Umbria
1525 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20007 202 333 3904

Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 7 pm Sunday 12 - 6 pm

Wine tasting Sundays 2 pm - 5 pm

A welcome addition not only to Georgetown, but also DC with an authentic

Italian food and wine emporia. Pastas: Sardinian pasta (fregada) and one
called strozzaprete, which translates to “strangled priest”. There is also a
small selection of gluten free pasta. Special grains from Italy as well. An-
tipasti. Small producer wine from Umbria , exclusive to the store.i.e.
Fontanelle winery. Artesian olive oils and vinegars. There is also a beauti-
ful selection of Italian pottery for that special gift.

No shop would be complete without genial, helpful staff and this has both.
The shop is beautifully set up, thus very welcoming.

Litteri Italian Market

517 Morse Street, NE Washington, DC 20002 202 544 0184

Tuesday - Wednesday 8 am - 4 pm; Thursday 8 am - 5 pm;

Friday - Saturday 8 am - 6 pm
Large, selection of wine, olive oils, vinegars, pastas, sauces, dried spices
and Italian staples. The deli is known in the area for their delicious food.
Great prices.

100 King Street Alexandria, VA  703-566-529
Monday - Friday 6 am - 11:30 pm; Saturday 7 am -11:30 pm;

Sunday 7 am - 10 pm

This restaurant includes a market

selling wines, foods to go and more than
80 imported Italian products.


974 Palmer Alley NW Washington, DC 202-898-2426

Monday - Thursday 8 am - 11 pm; Friday - Saturday 8 am - 12 am

Sunday 9 am - 11 pm

Market and restaurant. Produce, antipasti, meat and poultry, seafood,

fresh pasta, Italian artisanal dry pasta, homemade sauces, dairy and

3315 Connecticut Ave NW 4705 Miller Avenue

Washington, DC Bethesda, MD

202 363-1999 301 654 6367

Monday - Friday 9 am - 9 pm; Sat 9 am - 8 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm

Family owned Italian delicatessen:  homemade pizza dough, meats,

cheeses, olives, sausages,assorted frozen and canned Italian goods. 
Many varieties of dried pasta, olive oils, canned sauces, espresso, wines. 


Hinata Sushi Carry Out

4947 Saint Elmo Ave Bethesda, MD 20814 301 656 1009

Tuesday 11 am 5 pm; Wed - Sat 8 am - 7 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 7 pm

Market and restaurant (three small tables) and carry out. Fish from Tsukiji -
most famous fish market in world in Japan.

Hana Japanese Market

2000 17th St NW Washington, DC 20009 202 939 8854

Monday - Sunday 10 am - 8 pm

Travel agency in the grocery store! Fresh
vegetables, frozen and prepared food.
Thursdays they have deliveries of fresh or-
ganic Japanese vegetables from Delaware
and world famous Japanese bread from
Chicago, sushi from a Japanese chef. Ja-
panese rice, soy sauces, teas, snacks and
candies. Onigiri, Yakult and Green tea ice

Maruichi Grocery

1047 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852 301 545 0101

Monday 10 am - 7 pm; Wed - Sat 10 am - 7 pm; Sunday 11 am - 7 pm

Lots of goodies packed into a small space. Sake and beer, soft drinks,
some sashimi and decent selection of snacks. Green tea ice cream. Great

hair products. Everything imported from Japan.


Korean Korner
12707 Veirs Mill Road Wheaton, MD 301 933 2000

Daily 9 am - 9:30 pm

The vegetable bins overflow with fresh Mexican guava, chayote and jica-
ma, canned Longan fruit, horchata juice, giant radishes and spaghetti
squash. The meat counter offers sliced shank beef, pork bellies, sliced fa-
jita and innards. The fish counter has lots of all sizes and types of fish that
you might want.  Of course, you can also buy them in different versions, such
as the salted croaker accompanied by chopped, salted, brined, etc. seaweed.  
The ready-to-eat section has box after box of different versions of seasoned
pickles, squid and anchovies.


Moti’s Mart      

4860 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852 301 468 0400

Monday - Tuesday 7:30 am - 8 pm; Wednesday-Thursday 7:30 am - 9 pm;

Friday 7 am - 3 pm; Saturday closed; Sunday 7:30 am - 9 pm

Large assortment of Kosher foods and Kosher wines, with a good fish

Shalom Kosher Market

2307 W University Blvd Wheaton, MD 20902 301 946 6500

Sunday 7:30 am - 8 pm; Monday - Wednesday 7:30 am - 9 pm;

Thursday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm; Friday 7:30 am - 5 pm; Saturday closed

Meat department is glut Kosher, parve (non-dairy) bakery, Kosher wines,

full line of groceries. Deli.


Lebanese Butcher and Restaurant

2922 Annandale Rd Falls Church, VA 22046 703-533-2903

Monday - Sunday 10am - 9 pm

A halal butcher shop/cafe where most meats come from owner Kheder
Rababeh's Warrenton slaughterhouse. Buy your ground kafta beef then
pick-up some fresh pita, pickled lemon and veggies for a DIY sandwich at
home. There are a variety of Middle Eastern delicacies in the store and all
kinds of pastries.

Lebanese Taverna Market

4400 Old Dominion Drive Arlington, VA 22207 703 276 8681

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8:30 pm; Sunday 10:30 am - 6 pm

Delicious freshly prepared mezze daily - hummus, tabbouleh, baba

ghanouj, stuffed grape leaves. Excellent selection of grains, spices, olive
oils, wines and beers from Lebanon and the Middle East. Wonderful deli
with prepared meals including lamb kefta and chicken kabobs; Shawarma
chicken and beef; lamb Fasolia. Daily specials very reasonably priced.
There are eight tables with chairs for a nice lunch spot. They also offer
cooking classes.

Al Nakheel Lebanese Grocery

340 Maple Avenue W West Vienna, VA 22180 703 938 4220

Sunday - Thursday 10 am - 9 pm; Friday - Saturday 10 am - 10 pm

Middle Eastern market with fresh Halal meats, imported sweets and freshly
squeezed juices. Their baklava is made fresh in Lebanon and shipped in
by Air France. They carry a wide selection of spices, powders, dried herbs
and nuts as well as packaged and frozen products from the Middle East.
The cafe has daily specials. They also offer delivery and catering.

Gourmet Basket
6829 Tennyson Drive McLean, VA 22101 703 848 2456

Monday - Friday 9am - 7 pm; Saturday 9 am - 6 pm; closed Sundays

Family run Lebanese specialty grocery store - delicious cocktail size meat
and cheese pies and vegetable kibbe. Imported food items include pine
nuts, rose water, tahina, string cheese.

Beirut Butcher

407 Maple Avenue West Vienna, VA 22180

Monday - Saturday 9am - 9pm; Sunday 9am - 7 pm

Halal meat, some ready made food and is also a small grocery and cater-



3301 New Mexico Ave, NW Washington, DC 20016 202 686 7070

Monday - Friday 10am - 6 pm; Sat 10am - 5:30 pm; closed Sundays

Great hummus, baba ghanouj, taramaslalata, fruit syrups, pita bread,

cheese, olives.

Sahara Date Company

8456A Tyco Road Vienna VA 22182 703 745 7463

Monday- Saturday 11am - 5 pm

A delicious selection of fresh dates directly

from the date farms of Saudi Arabia. Currently
on offer are eight types of Saudi dates ranging
in texture and sweetness: Ajwa, Barni, Mab-
room, Roshdal, Mejdool, Safawi, Saggae and
Sukkary. Each date is naturally sweet and
contains no additives or preservatives. to order on line.

The Mediterranean Way

1717 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20009 202 560-5715

Monday - Saturday 10:30 am - 8:30 pm; Sunday 10:30am - 7 pm

Fully stocked Mediterranean market with foods from Greece to Spain,

including Lebanon, Croatia, Turkey, France, Egypt, Portugal.  Rice, quinoa,

spices, candy, pasta, sauces, Greek yogurt, cheeses, olive bar, teas and

coffees, packaged meats.  Expecting beer and wine license soon. Whole

sale offers for special events.

Mediterranean Bakery & Cafe

352 S. Pickett Street Alexandria, VA 22304 703 751 0030

Monday -Saturday 8 am - 8 pm; Sunday 10am - 6 pm

The grocery store is terrific.   Here you can find several kinds of bulgur
wheat and a nice selection of spice blends.
This grocery store/deli carries a wide stock of
Southeastern European, Mediterranean and
Middle Eastern goods, ranging from fresh
Turkish cheeses and Armenian jams to Greek
candies and Italian crackers. They carry a
huge selection of olives and vinegars. Excel-
lent bakery products and baklava.

Halalco Supermarket
155 Hillwood Avenue Falls Church, VA 22046 703 532 3202

Monday - Thursday 9 am - 9 pm; Friday 3 pm - 9 pm;

Saturday - Sunday 9 am - 9 pm

Bulgarian feta cheese, made from sheep's milk - crumbly, salty, delicate,
delicious, and very tasty in tomato salads, with a sprinkle of salt, ground
pepper, lemon juice, olive oil,and sliced vine ripened tomatoes.  Their
meats are fresh, staff is very helpful and friendly, and the store offers ac-
cessories, snacks, dry goods and bulk items.

Fair Price International Supermarket

5703 Edsall Road Alexandria, VA 22304 703 751 0786

Monday - Saturday 9:30 am - 9 pm; Sunday 10 am - 8 pm

Fresh Halal meat and chicken. Large variety of rices, Orange Blossom
water and spices, breads, snacks mixes, large selection of syrups, picked
foods, honey with nuts, tahini pate, labneh pickled, teff flour from Ethiopia,
whole wheat flour from India, plantain fufu, Moroccan sardines, lamb tripe,
teas, bean, lentils, hair products. Al Fahke tobaccos for hookah’s. Breads,
snacks and sweets such as halva.

Hadi International Foods (World Foods Supermarket)

640 South Pickett Street Alexandria, VA 22304 703 888 1470

Monday - Sunday 9 am - 10 pm

Many of the same products as at Fair Price, but on a smaller scale. Halal


Madina Super Halal Market

18538 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 301 977 5700

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 9 pm; Sunday 10 am - 8 pm

This place is full of the goods a traditional Pakistani/Arabic market

would have. They have Halal lamb, beef, goat and chicken in the back.

Madina Market

376 Elden Street Herndon, VA 20170 703 904 7000

Monday - Sunday 10am - 9pm

The fresh bread is amazing. The meat is

always fresh. The tea selection is wide

and varied. Herbal teas, fruit teas, Turkish,

organic, Chinese, Afghan, you name it,

they've probably got it.

Indus Market, Inc

900 4th St 15513 New Hampshire Ave

Laurel, MD 20707 Silver Spring, MD 20905

240 280 2340 301 989 9448

Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pm; Sunday 10am - 7pm

Good variety of spices, sweets and they also have halal meat.


Yekta Deli Imported Grocery

1488 Rockville Pike Suite A Rockville, MD 20852 301 984 1190

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 9pm; Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

Great selection of Persian and Middle Eastern food. Dried and preserved
fruit, pickled foods, spices, Kosher foods, Israeli products, ghee, cheeses
and yogurts. Herbs and baking products: pomegranate molasses, fenu-
greek seeds, angelica powder. Cookies. Fresh produce. Great selection of
Iranian and Middle Eastern foods. Large selection of olives, olive oils,
cookies, etc.  The store is spacious and spotless. 

Assal Market
112 Glyndon St NE Vienna, VA 22180 703 281 0000

Monday - Saturday 9am - 9pm; Sunday 10 am - 8pm

Persian and Middle Eastern grocery, bakery and butcher shop. It is family
run. They carry fresh fruit and vegetables and a wide selection of pack-
aged items from the Middle East. They've got lavaashak (like a fruit roll-
up), noon-e-barbari or lavash (breads), noon-e-khaamei (cream puffs),
seer torshi (pickled garlic), limoo amani (dried limes), pomagranate paste,
rose water, doogh-e-abali (yogurt drink), chai-e-sadaf (sadaf tea), sohan
asali (honey based sweets), basmati rice, al-nakhla flavored tobacco for
your hookahs. It’s a good place to buy lentils, spices and powders, such
as chickpea powder.

Gourmet Bazaar
1321 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852 301 838 3031

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 9 pm; Sunday 10 am - 7 pm

Fresh herbs, dried spices and top quality produce and dried fruit. There is
a wide selection of packaged Mediterranean, European
and Eurasian food products. A refrigerated food section
and a wonderful deli offering quality block cheeses and
meats. Fresh daily produce. Try the saffron, rose, pista-
chio ice cream - delicious. Spacious and spotless.

Yas Bakery

137 Church Street NW Vienna, VA 22180  703 242 4050

Monday - Sunday 9 am - 9 pm

Persian bakery and supermarket that carries baklava and dried lemons,
barberries and Greek sour cherry jam. Turkish and Arabic items as well.


Kielbasa Factory
1073 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 240 453 9090

Monday - Thursday 11 am - 7 pm; Friday 11 am - 8 pm;

Saturday 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday 11am - 3:30 pm

Variety of mustards, sliced deli meats, kielbasa, sour deli pickles,

potato dumplings, pierogis, Zywiec beer, fresh sauer-
kraut. Very helpful staff. Mostly Polish products but
some Hungarian and a smattering of German prod-
ucts as well.  Great selection of pirogis, sweet as well
as salty, such as fresh cabbage or blueberry and
cheese.  All kinds of blintzes - recipes for preparation
are provided.  Soup mixes such as cabbage and
white borscht are available, plus multigrain rye and
Pumpernickel breads, as well as some Ruegenfisch goods.  Wonder-
ful selection of sausages, kielbasa, as well as lean Danish bacon.


European Foods
2700 N Pershing Drive Arlington, VA 22201 703 524 6800

Monday - Saturday 9am - 8pm; Sunday 9am - 1pm

Portuguese, Brazilian and Spanish imports, seafood, cheeses, wines and

homemade Argentinian and Guatemalan and Brazilian sausages. Olive oil
and coffee. Thursday imported fish from Portugal: sardines and bacalhau.


Russian Gourmet

11431-B Rockville Pike 1396 Chain Bridge Road 907 Slater’s Lane

Rockville, MD 20852 McLean, VA 22101 Alexandria, VA 22314

301 816 0550 703 760 0680 703 299 4627

Mon-Fri 10am - 8:30pm; Sat 10am - 7:30 pm; Sunday noon - 6:30pm

Assorted foods and wines from Russia, Poland, Hungary, Moldova, the
Ukraine, plus a supply of farmer's cheese which is the equivalent of the
European cottage cheese, i.e. Topfen.  Large assortment of sausages. Var-
ious kinds of ham, soups, sour cherries preserved mushrooms. Russian
Gourmet is a small shop, offering a relatively large variety of products
common for most of Central-East European countries. It is the place to
buy pickled cabbage leaves (for the delicious cabbage rolls with pork meat
and rice -"sarmale"), or salt pickles. They have small shops in Herndon
and Fairfax, VA

European Bazaar (Delight)

1488-I Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20850 301 230 9371

Monday -Saturday 10am - 9pm; Sunday 11am - 7pm

Homemade baked goods. Primarily a Russian deli, bakery and grocery

store. Borjomi, a sparkling mineral water very popular in Georgia.  They
also sell several varieties of tremali, a sour plum sauce, jonjoli, a pickled
herb, and varieties of Russian chocolates.

Troika Gastronom
157A Hillwood Avenue Falls Church, VA 22046 703 241 3777

Monday -Sunday 9am - 9pm

There are many different products from canned pickles, vegetables, soups,
pastas, jellies, jams, etc., from Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia,
Poland, Romania, etc. There is also a little deli section, where they have
salami delivered from New York as well as their Moscow ham and gypsy

Taste of Europe
630 Quince Orchard Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301 519 9094

Monday - Friday 10 am - 8:30 pm; Friday 10am - 8pm;

Sunday 11am - 5pm

They have a good selection of hard to find Eastern European and Russian
foods (including a lot of sweets) and loose leaf tea


Pesca Deli
4960 Bethesda Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814 301 841 8151

Monday - Friday 10am - 8pm; Saturday 9am - 7pm; Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

Fresh deliveries on Thursdays not only of fish

from Portugal and Spain, but also Portuguese
rolls and breads from New Jersey. Variety of
groceries from Spain and Portugal and paella
pans of all sizes. Spanish sausages and
whole cured hams for a large party plus

Serrano and Iberico sliced ham. A large vari-

ety of fresh fish from the area and Chile.

European Foods

2700 N Pershing Drive Arlington, VA 22201 703 524 6800

Monday- Saturday 9am - 8pm; Sunday 9am - 1pm

Portuguese, Brazilian and Spanish Foods. Produce, olive oil, coffee,

Argentinian, Guatemalan, Brazilian style sausage all homemade. Thurs-

days imported fish from Portugal, sardines, bacalhau, cheeses, wine, baby
goats and suckling pigs to order in advance.


10100 Baltimore Avenue 2901 Potomac Mills Circle

College Park, MD 20740 Woodbridge, VA 22192

301 345 6552 703 492 1222

Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pm; Sunday 10 am - 8pm

Small selection of Swedish groceries - coffee, breads, chocolates, various

fruit drinks and jams, frozen foods, herring, ginger cookies.


Swiss Bakery and Pastry Shop

5224 Port Royal Road Springfield, VA 22161 703 321 3670

Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm; Saturday 7am - 5pm; Sunday 7am - 3pm

Artisan breads, French pastries, wedding cakes, ice

creams and sorbets. Assorted imported Swiss and
German gourmet products.

5888 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22041 703 578 0622

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

Fresh lemongrass and Kaffir lime leaves. Frozen galangal root and shrimp
paste. These are just a few of the selection of Thai groceries.

Thai Market Carry Out

902 Thayer Avenue Silver Spring, MD 301 495 8936

Monday - Sunday 9:30 am - 7:30 pm

They have a great selection of Thai and Southeast Asian specialty foods
and spices in the grocery store (including frozen and refrigerated items).


Asadur’s Market
Montrose Plaza

5536 Randolph Road Rockville, MD 20852 301 770 5558

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 7 pm

Large selection of Middle Eastern and Turkish products. Among the offer-

ings:  Turkish Delight and Sahlab mix, Teksut, falafel mix and red and white
vinegars along with white Kalamata balsamic vinegar;  Lebanese pickled
Labneh and pickled lemons.  They also have sugar-coated fennel and oth-
er seeds, as well as toasted and untoasted red lentils.

Amity Halal Meat and Grocery

10372 Lee Highway Fairfax, VA 22030 703 591 2900

Monday - Sunday 9:30 am - 8 pm

Here, they have choice cuts of beef, lamb and

veal, all natural poultry shipped in daily. They
also deliver to the Metropolitan DC area.

Atilla's Market
2705 Columbia Pike Arlington, VA 22204 703 920 6524

Sunday - Monday 11am - 7 pm; Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 8 pm

Varieties of cheese: Kars kasseri, Topcugolu feta, Tamek jams and marme-
lades, olives, Pastirma, Sucuk, Efes Pilsen beer, Turkish raki. Imported

groceries from Turkey.

Cenan Bakery
122 Branch Road SE Vienna, VA 22180 703 242 0070

Monday - Thursday 6:30am - 8 pm; Friday - Saturday 6:30am - 9pm;

Sunday 8 am - 8 pm

Great breads and many Turkish labels such as Tamek and Caubur tea, Ul-
cer feta and chick pea flour. Baked goods are delicious. Mango Mousse
cake is a must. Imported Turkish goods - olives, cheeses.


Cho Eden Supermarket

6763 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044 571 730 4432

Monday - Sunday 10am - 8pm

In the Vietnamese strip mall, next to restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops.

Wide variety of Vietnamese and general Asian products.


Effie’s Bakery and Caterer

6441 General Green Way, Suite B Alexandria, VA 22312 703 642 2888

Monday - Friday 8 am - 3 pm

West African bakery and caterer with

sweet white bread, tea bread and the
buns bread from Ghana.

LeoNora Bakery
1108 N Irving Street Arlington, VA 22201 571 527 0445

Monday - Friday 7 am - 7 pm; Saturday 8:30 am - 6 pm;

Sunday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Cheery bakery preparing traditional French and American breads, pastries,

quiches and cakes.

Maria’s Bakery & Cafe (Asian)

1701 Rockville Pike, Suite B Rockville, MD 20852

Monday - Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Maria's Bakery dishes out great traditional Cantonese dishes. This place
doubles as bakery and a café so you can go in, pick up some baked
goods and have a nice meal at the same time.

11510 Rockville Pike, Suite D Rockville, MD 20852 301 231 9026

Tuesday - Friday 8 am - 7 pm; Saturday 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday 9 am - 5 pm

Black forest cake, white chocolate mousse cake,

fruit custard cakes, baklava, eclairs and crois-
sants. Yummy!

Silva’s Patisserie
167 Glyndon Street, SE Vienna, VA 22180 703 255 6880

Tuesday - Saturday 7:30 am - 6:30 pm; Sunday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Small shop specializing in European and French baking techniques. Small

pastries, creme brûlée, cannoli, French macaroons, breads, marzipan,
scones, croissants, cinnamon rolls.

4500 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 703 243 0070

Monday - Friday 7 am - 6 pm; Saturday 8 am - 5 pm; Sunday 8 am - 1 pm

Pastries and cakes to order. They also offer a wide selection of petit fours,
individual pastries, chocolate dipped strawberries and small tea cookies,
which are perfect for dessert parties, showers, luncheons or rehearsal


Pan American Bakery

4113 Columbia Pike Arlington, VA 22204 703 271 1113

Monday - Saturday 6 am - 10 pm; Sunday 7 am - 9 pm

650 S Pickett St Alexandria, VA 22304 703 370 2900

Monday-Thursday 7am - 9pm; Friday 7am - 10pm; Saturday 8 am - 9 pm

11186 Lee Highway Fairfax, VA 22030 703 691 2253

Monday-Friday 7am - 9pm; Saturday 7am - 9pm; Sunday 8am - 8pm

Bolivian owners. The salteneas are delicious. Lots of choices from breads
to pastries.


The Wine’ing Butcher

20915 Ashburn Road Ashburn, VA 20147 703 858 4400

Monday - Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm; Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm;

Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

Meat, seafood, wines and marinated meats.

Stachowski’s Market
1425 28th St NW Washington, DC 20007 202 506 3125

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday 11 am - 8 pm

Butcher shop offering fresh and cured meats and cheeses, plus sandwich-
es to go. During the week you can order prepared meals to pick up . Their
sandwiches - hot pastrami and four meat grinder leave you wanting to go
back for more.


Captain White’s Seafood City

1100 Maine Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20024 202 554 5520

Monday - Sunday 7 am - 9 pm

Freshly caught seafood as well as cooked fish. Lobsters and crabs. On the
DC waterfront and served from permanently moored boats. Good prices.

Blacksalt Fish Market

4883 MacArthur Boulevard, NW Washington, DC 20007 202 342 9101

Monday - Thursday 10 am - 8:30 pm; Friday - Saturday 10 am - 9 pm;

Sunday 10 am - 8 pm

A variety of really fresh fish. Chef inspired prepared items and hard to find
specialty items.

Pesce Deli
4960 Bethesda Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814 301 841 8151

Monday - Friday 10am - 8pm; Saturday 9am - 7pm; Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

Fresh deliveries on Thursdays of fish from Portugal and Spain. Also a large
variety of fresh fish from this area and Chile. Portuguese rolls and breads
from New Jersey. Variety of groceries from Spain and Portugal and paella
pans of all sizes. Spanish sausages and whole cured hams for a large par-
ty plus Serrano and Iberico sliced ham.


Penzey’s Spices

513 West Broad Street 1048 Rockville Pike

Falls Church, VA 22046 Rockville, MD 20852

703 534 7770 301 738 8707

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday 11 am - 5 pm

Glass containers with removable lids let your nose be the judge if that par-
ticular spice is worth trying out. Recipes tell you how these spices can be
used. So many spices that it is hard to count. A zillion different kinds of
sea salt! Very nice gift boxes.

The Spice and Tea Exchange

1069 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington, DC 20007 202 333 4540

Monday - Thursday 11 am - 7 pm; Friday - Saturday 11 am - 8 pm;

Sunday 11 am - 7 pm

320 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314 571 312 8505

Monday - Tuesday 11 am - 9 pm; Wednesday 11 am - 7 pm;

Thursday - Saturday 11 am - 9 pm; Sunday 11 am - 7 pm

A large selection of gourmet spices. Before you

buy you are invited to smell them.

Old Town Coffee, Tea and Spice

215 S Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 703 683 0856

Monday - Friday 9am - 6:30pm; Saturday 9am - 6pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm

This small store located in Old Town Alexandria is packed with over 125
varieties of teas, 80 varieties of coffee,and everything to go with tea and
coffee such as tea cups strainers and teapots, coffee filter tops, mugs and
more. Serving dishes, trays, large variety of napkins and tea towels.
Sweets and goodies from all over the world, including Dutch specialities

such as Stroopwafels, Hagelslag and some Indonesian items like Ketjap

(sweet soy). Knowledgeable and helpful staff.

Community and Friendship

“Bon appetit”


A Note on Conversions:

Some say cooking is a science and an art. Geography has a hand in

it, too. For example, flour milled in Europe and elsewhere will feel and
taste different from flour milled in the United States. So, there is no prom-
ise that the loaf of bread you bake in England or Cameroon will taste the
same as a loaf baked in the States, but we can offer guidelines for con-
verting weights and measures. We also recommend that you rely on in-
stincts when using American recipes and refer to the visual cues provided.
For more information on versions and ingredient equivalents, visit the
Cook’s Illustrated Web site at, and search for
“conversion chart”.

The following charts offer equivalents for U.S. metric, and Imperial (U.K.) mea-
sures. All conversions are approximate and have been rounded up or down to
the nearest whole number. For example: 1 teaspoon = (about) 5 milliliters

1 ounce = (about) 28 grams

Conversions for Ingredients Commonly Used in Baking

Baking is an exacting science. Because measuring by weight is far more

accurate than measuring by volume, and therefore more likely to achieve reliable
results, sometimes ounce measures in addition to cup measures are included for
many ingredients. The following chart converts basic American measures into

Ingredient Ounces Grams

1 cup all-purpose flour* 5 142

1 cup whole-wheat flour 5½ 156

1 cup granulated (white) sugar 7 198

1 cup packed brown sugar (light or dark) 7 198

1 cup confectioners’ sugar 4 113

1 cup cocoa powder 3 85

* U.S. all-purpose flour is the most frequently used and does not contain leaveners, as
some European flours do. Leavened flours are called self-rising or self-raising. If you
do use self-rising flour, take this into consideration before adding leavening to a recipe.

Butter** Ounces Grams

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick or ¼ cup) 2 57

8 tablespoons (1 stick, or ½ cup) 4 113

16 tablespoons (2 sticks, or 1 cup) 8 227

** In the United States, butter is sold both salted and unsalted. Most recipes generally
recommend using unsalted butter. If you are using salted butter, take this into consid-
eration before adding salt to a recipe.

Converting Temperatures from an Instant-Read Thermometer

Many recipes contain doneness temperatures for poultry, meat, and

bread. An instant-read thermometer is a very helpful tool for this job. Re-
fer to the table on the next page to convert Fahrenheit degrees to Celsius,
or, for temperatures not represented in the chart, use this simple formula:

Subtract 32 degrees from the Fahrenheit reading, and then divide the
result by 1.8 to ascertain the Celsius reading.

For example, “Roast until the juices run clear when the chicken is cut
with a paring knife or the thickest part of the breast registers 160 degrees
on an instant-read thermometer.”

To convert: 160 degrees F – 32 = 128 degrees 

128 degrees divided by 1.8 = about 71 degrees C

Happy Cooking!

Oven Temperatures

Fahrenheit Celsius Gas Mark (Imperial)

225 105 ¼

250 120 ½

275 130 1

300 150 2

325 165 3

350 180 4

375 190 5

400 200 6

425 220 7

450 230 8

475 245 9