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Ethnic Groceries in NoVa

alkapal | | Nov 30, 2009 05:31 AM

I thought of creating a "go-to" thread for various ethnic grocery stores in Northern Virginia.

Here are some that I frequent:

Mid-Eastern
Ali Baba in Vienna -- good groceries, meats, pastries, excellent house-made fresh pita
Attila's on Columbia Pike -- just got some good feta and soujuk there.
----Neat molasses varieties. ("Turkish Market" I think it is called -- behind Attila's).
Lebanese Taverna market in Arlington
Halal market behind Lebanese Butcher in Falls Church
Gourmet Basket in McLean -- *great* pumpkin kibbe! good pita (Ali Baba is better).
-----good bulgarian feta. (does catering I understand).
-----decent prices on staples, like syrups, molasses, etc.
Mediterranean Bakery (thanks, The Matt), Pickett Street, Alexandria
----- also mid-east groceries, and fresh hummus, etc.

Greek:
Mount of Olives (near Rabieng) for Greek items, including tarama.

Philippine:
Across from Cherrydale Safeway, "The Philippine Market" (?)

Thai-Asian
Duangarat's Grocery (next to Rabieng and Mount of Olives).
Bangkok 54 (I haven't been, but others recommend it).
Eden Center grocery
--------(i get their shredded green papaya, kaffir lime leaf, fresh rice noodles, pastes, etc.).
H-Mart, Grand Mart (thanks kt!).

Indian
India A-1 grocery across from MickeyD's in Arlington, near Glebe on 29.
----- (also have some Sri Lankan pastes, mixes, etc.)
(Does anyone know of the Indian - Sri Lankan grocery in Centreville? near 66?)

Latin:
Euro-Latino Market (The place at corner of Pershing and Washington Blvd. -- reportedly Argentinian cuts of meat).
The place near Whole Foods in Clarendon (but I think it is expensive -- some items cost more than in Whole Foods!)
Bestway on Telegraph Rd. -- staples, proteins, offal (thanks monavano)

German:
German Gourmet in Falls Church and near Bailey's Crossroads
-------(I like the original, on Rte. 29 better) (best wurst and cheese selection,
--------great mustards, condiments).
Heidelberg Bakery, Arlington (German mustards, wursts, fresh breads, pastries)
Swiss Bakery -- Springfield & Burke -- breads, pastries, cakes, gourmet foods

Meats:
Latin: Euro-Latino Market (Argentinian?)
---- El Chapparal (Salvadoran?)

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Please add your ideas. Thanks!

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