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Grand Mart

claudia | Nov 12, 2002 07:17 AM

Just want to report on a food foray to Grand Mart, reviewed in the Foraging column of last week's Post Food Section. The produce is as described: inexpensive, varied and fresh. I bought a bunch of rapini for just 99 cents, along with lady apples, chestnuts, persimmons, pomelo, watercress, and shallots for far less than at the Giant, even if they had some of these items. The fish and meat also looked fresh and inexpensive, as well as being offered in some unusual cuts like fajita strips, bulgoki, and chicken feet.

The grocery aisles are like a trip abroad. I spent an hour wandering up and down the aisles looking at every package. It's great to see all-American goldfish crackers stocked next to an Oriental cracker package decorated with a squid holding a peanut!

The groceries are particularly strong in Asian and Latino products and I found some great Chinese pork and mustard green dumplings in the frozen food section that I will definitly go back for.

So put on your pith helmet and venture out to Germantown for a food adventure!

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