Google map of all the Ethnic groceries / markets in the D.C. area
An earlier thread about ethnic markets in our area got me curious, so I used google's business listing and some off-hand knowledge to make a couple maps of the various ethnic groceries and markets in our area.
East Asian Groceries:
(Chinese, Korean, Japanese, SE Asian -Thai/Viet/Malay/Philippine/Burmese/Indonesian/etc)
South Asian/Middle Eastern:
(Indian, Arab, Persian, Afghan/Paki, etc)
(You can view both maps together, by opening one in the same tab as the first, and checking the title of each map in the lower left hand corner.)
the latter map is just budding. I found a long list online of Indian markets, but it looks old. If I don't get bored with this by tomorrow, I might call them and post the existing markets.
I think this is a cool idea. I'd never been to Great Wall in Merrifield and was pretty blown away (live bullfrogs?) I wouldn't have checked it out if I hadn't learned that it was on my way to work.
Anyway, it seems worthwhile to flesh out. I'm not on a quest though -- if you think its a good idea, help out. You can do that just by opening the map, putting you address into the map search bar (so that you can find your house), then zoom out and see if any of the shops in your area are missing (or if one of the listed stores has closed.) Leave a message here afterwards.
If this is popular, maybe it can expand to include reviews of places (stock size, prices, special/odd items, etc) and photos.
What do you think?
Here are a few more you can add to the list:
East Asian: Filipino Market & Cafe
Hung Phat Asia Market
Yas Cafe & Market
Yekta Deli Imported Grocery
Ques: Do you intend to expand the list to include other markets? e.g. South American, European? etc.
Also, I am not aware that Nava Thai Restaurant has a grocery component. Are you sure?
Good job, so far.
Yeah, that was my original intention. It doesn't keep a record of edits though, so I held off switching it to public editing (might sound paranoid/dumb, but if a market owner wanted, they could delete their competitors on the map w.o anyone realizing.)
I'll probably switch it over so the public can edit tomorrow. Would you be interested in editing/helping on it? I'm looking for a way to combine the maps into one, with an option where you can hide/make visible each group with one click. The next maps would be Latin/South American, European/Gourmet, and African (the latter I've started.)
Yeah. I'm trying to figure out how to get them all onto one map, with an option where you can hide/make visible each group with one click.
Latin/South American, European/Gourmet, and African markets would be the other three.
I was gonn check out Nava. Never been there, but their website says they began as a market, and that it is still "on the corner" or something to that effect.
I meant to mention this earlier -- I'm gonna open it to public editing,, or put anyone interested on the "Collaborator" list. If you wanna do that (edit these or help start the others), let me know and I'll add you tomorrow.