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Soul Food at the Grocery Store

ajb05854 Sep 6, 2011 02:01 PM

What's a grocery store in DC that will carry collard greens, ham hocks, ect. My sister wants to make some stuff, but doesn't know where to go. She also doesn't have a car, so if it's near a metro stop that's even better.


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    Jay RE: ajb05854 Sep 6, 2011 11:21 PM

    The Giant by the Rhode Island Avenue metro or the one near Columbia Heights metro (or just about any Giant for that matter) would have collards and ham hocks. The Rhode Island Avenue store even have a "soul food" oriented hot bar, which is not bad, considering it's a grocery store.

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      ajb05854 RE: Jay Sep 7, 2011 07:55 AM

      Thanks. She's excited because she does most of her shopping at a Giant.

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        agarnett100 RE: ajb05854 Sep 7, 2011 08:03 AM

        What time is dinner?

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          katecm RE: agarnett100 Sep 8, 2011 09:51 AM

          CityVista Safeway also carries all this, as an extra option for convenience.

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      dccomelately RE: ajb05854 Sep 9, 2011 10:36 AM

      I would go to Eastern Market. The greengrocers there will have collards, and towards the southern end (Near the bakery) you'll find a vendor that sells smoked hocks but also smoked turkey necks and wings. you can also buy hot smokes and lots of other sausages there as well as salt pork, Tasso ham, and generally pork in all its guises

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        mselectra RE: ajb05854 Sep 9, 2011 01:30 PM

        Although not technically a grocery store, I think your sister might also enjoy checking out the Florida Ave Market.

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