Best Independent Grocery Store

Each Peach Market
3068 Mount Pleasant St. NW, (202) 525-1725
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Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
Each Peach Market is a true throwback neighborhood grocery store: old-fashioned manners and charms, but with modern artisanal flair. Shoppers are treated to a small selection of in-season produce and D.C.-made edibles including Whisked! baked goods and Number 1 Sons pickles. Products include pantry staples and a whimsical selection of specialty items including white anchovies, bourbon salt, and imported jams. Run in for ingredients for a special dinner date or take advantage of the meat and cheese case by ordering a sandwich (a neighborhood favorite is The Dude). But the big stand-out in this petite store is the customer service. Patrons are greeted with enthusiasm, asked if their bags are packed to their liking, and invited to ask questions about recipe possibilities.