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Middle Eastern grocery?

Bood Jul 25, 2008 08:27 AM

Anyone know of a good Middle Eastern grocery store in the DC area? I'm looking for chickpea flour and my local Whole Foods doesn't carry it.

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  1. ktmoomau RE: Bood Jul 25, 2008 08:32 AM

    You could try the store at the Lebanese butcher (call first), they have a good amount of groceries. I believe there is also a small Middle Eastern Grocery on Wilson Blvd right past Clarendon in the Virginia Square area.

    1. BigEats RE: Bood Jul 25, 2008 10:11 AM

      Gotcha covered. There are actually quite a few.

      My favorite is Mediterranean Gourmet Market on Franconia Road. But that's because I like their food.

      The Mediterranean Bakery in Alexandria on Pickett is the most extensive and the most expensive.

      The Lebanese Taverna Market is in Arlington, off Glebe and Lee Highway.

      The Lebanese Butcher is in Falls Church. I love the food there too.

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        atarah RE: Bood Jul 25, 2008 10:15 AM

        On the "other side' in Wheaton, MD there is a small, but excellent middle eastern market on University Blvd., right off of Viers Mill. I can't remember the name, but it is on the same block with Cristina's restaurant if you want to search it. Maybe someone on this board will know.

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          lcool RE: atarah Jul 25, 2008 10:38 AM

          I find it at all the middle eastern and asian sub-continent stores in lower
          Montgomery co.
          Wheaton,Rockville&Silver Spring never had a problem with freshness at any
          store I've been to,the Mynah would know.

        2. Cocinero Cubano RE: Bood Jul 25, 2008 11:15 AM

          Yas grocery, and Assal Market, both in Vienna, VA off Rte. 123. Excellent selection at both.

          1. hill food RE: Bood Jul 25, 2008 08:40 PM

            you might check Yes for Chickpea flour. if I go in tomorrow, I'll look. if I don't post back then either I didn't or they don't.

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              Indy 67 RE: Bood Jul 26, 2008 04:13 AM

              I'll add The Gourmet Basket in McLean to your growing list. Don't let the misleading store name fool you. It's definitely a Middle Eastern grocery/prepared food place.

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                Super Salad RE: Bood Jul 26, 2008 04:52 AM

                If you're on the Maryland side, Thomas Middle Eastern Market in Wheaton (2650 University Blvd) is metro accessible. There is also supposed to be an amazing Persian grocery in Rockville but I've never been.

                1. alkapal RE: Bood Aug 3, 2008 06:21 AM

                  you will also find chick pea flour at indian stores.

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                    Jacey RE: Bood Aug 3, 2008 08:13 PM

                    Are there any in DC proper, specifically in NW. I'm also looking for Chickpea flour and need a place in DC by a Metro.

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                      foodslut RE: Jacey Aug 4, 2008 06:21 AM

                      The one you're thinking of is Thomas Market, on University Blvd between Veirs Mill and Georgia (across from Nick's diner). Lots of good stuff there!

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                        Jacey RE: foodslut Aug 4, 2008 09:44 AM

                        I'm not thinking of any particular one. I was seeking advice for one. Is this near a Metro? Is there one around Dupont/downtown/Cleveland/Van Ness/Etc area?

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                          foodslut RE: Jacey Aug 4, 2008 11:00 AM

                          Thomas Market is a short walk from Wheaton metro. Exit metro and walk up Veirs Mill; turn right onto University Blvd. Call to see if they have what you need: Thomas Market, 2650 University Blvd. 301-942-0839.

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                      dominationinc RE: Bood Aug 4, 2008 12:09 PM

                      The butcher over at the bailey's crossroad is great that I think has been mentioned already.

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