Category Archives: Food Stores

Are there “food deserts” as a dietary problem?

Via Jacob A. Geller, the evidence is now in and it seems to suggest no, food deserts are not a real problem: Here is more, and here is the study itself. If you look at the statistical tables, they’re pretty … Continue reading

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More food writers should be making this kind of point

Arabic Knowledge@Wharton: So when companies like Wal-Mart bring their logistics ability to Africa, it actually could be a good thing for the poor people of Africa? Cowen: It’s exactly what we need more of. Yes. Arabic Knowledge@Wharton: Yet there’s a … Continue reading

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Scaling the Great Wall

Great Wall Supermarket, web site, 2982 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA, 703-208-3320 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Patch | Yahoo Local | Yelp] Here is my essay from Washingtonian magazine, adapted from An Economist Gets Lunch, about … Continue reading

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Cheesetique

Cheesetique, web site, 2411 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 703-706-5300, closes Sunday at 6. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp] The area’s best cheese shop, … Continue reading

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Duangrat’s Oriental Food Mart

Duangrat’s Oriental Food Mart, web site, 5888 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA, near Bailey’s Crossroads, 703-578-0622, usually they close at 8 pm, right next to Rabieng and around the corner from Duangrat’s. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) … Continue reading

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Yas Bakery, and Gourmet Groceries

Yas Bakery, and Gourmet Groceries, 131 A West Maple Avenue, Vienna, VA, 703-242-2800 or 703-242-4050, across from Magruder’s, not easily visible from the street. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [insider pages] I don’t usually cover ethnic groceries, … Continue reading

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Lotte Plaza

Lotte Plaza, web site, large Korean Mall in Fairfax. On Old Lee Highway, near Fairfax Circle, and next to Artie’s, 3250 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA, 703-352-8989 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Yelp] The center … Continue reading

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Wegmans

Wegmans, web site [WaPo | The Daily Ping | Manassas Journal Messenger] web site, 45131 Columbia Place, Sterling, VA, 703-421-2400 (just north of Dulles International Airport – off Rt.28, turn west at either Commercial or Waxpool) [Baltimore Sun] web site, … Continue reading

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