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3 Grocery Gems in the Heart of Mount Pleasant Washington, DC

Choo and Roo

Go to the grocery store and buy better things. Buy quality, buy organic, buy natural, go to the farmer's market. Immediately that's going to increase the quality of the food you make. - Michael Symon
Mount Pleasant Washington, DCBrett VA/Flickr

As an Instagram foodie couple, we are always exploring new and exciting dishes to showcase and eat. Since the pandemic, we have missed not being able to travel and visit different countries. Fortunately, we have been diligently scouring the Internet to fill this void, through the discovery of food recipes. We have made vegan and vegetarian dishes ranging from lo-mien to vegan birria tacos. We owe a lot of our success to Youtubers and Grocery stores. Below are 3 grocery stores/markets that have helped us out.

Best World Supermarket (3178 Mt. Pleasant St. NW)

Best World SupermarketDistrict bridges

Some dishes have some hard to find ingredients. Luckily, Best World Supermarket has alot of specialty items. Best World Supermarket is an immigrant-owned grocery store that serves the community. From kimchi to jackfruit, this grocery store has it all. The food is authentic and representative of the different cultures that reside in the neighborhoos. The Best World Supermarket has been one of the best-hidden gems we have had the pleasure to visit. For more information click here.

El Progresso Market (3158 Mt. Pleasant St NW)

El Progresso MarketJason Alredge

The Progresso Market is a grocery store that specializes in Latin American products. If you are trying to find authentic Hispanic ingredients this is the place for you. Sodas, candies, and even toys are marketed in Spanish. If you are missing or needing Hispanic products and foods make sure to visit this store!

Mt. Pleasant Farmer’s Market (Lamont Plaza, 3258 Mt. Pleasant St. NW)

Mount Pleasant Farmer's MarketMount Pleasant Farmer's Market/Twitter

Located in Lamont Plaza, this local Farmer’s market is year round and occurs every Saturday from 9am to 1pm. (In the Winter months from 10am to 1pm). The Farmer’s Market supplies the Mount Pleasant neighborhood with fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and other goods. A wide array of farmers from different cultures visit and sell their goods here. Farmers grow and cultivate their vegetables and other goods in the Chesapeake Bay, Cumberland Valley, and other areas within the DMV. The Mount Pleasant Farmer's Market has hosted community-enriching events like COVID-19 testing sites, free breakfast, live music, children’s hour, and more. Every weekend there is something new at the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market. For updates on who will be coming to the market click here.

Have you been to any of these grocery stores before? If so, what’s your favorite item to get here? Why do you like this store? Let us know in the comments below!

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We are vegetarian friendly food bloggers and foodie couple in the DC, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) area. Our motto is we do, we chew and we review. Not only do we cook amazing vegetarian and vegan friendly dishes but we also review local vegetarian (and sometimes vegan) restaurants in the DMV area. Follow us on Instagram @chooandroo for more visual content. Welcome to our journey!

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