courtesy Peapod

From a press release:

“Making lives easier for Washington D.C. area residents, Peapod by Giant announced today a first-of-its-kind offering that will allow shoppers to place their orders online and pick them up at one of three Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) stations: Fort Totten, Glenmont and Vienna. The new Metro Peapod service began February 1, 2016.

As the country’s leading online grocer, Peapod is committed to offering value, convenience, and time-savings to customers. Peapod will monitor this exciting pilot program closely for expansion opportunities in additional metropolitan markets. (more…)

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A reader alleges:

“The employees of the Columbia Heights Giant (14th & Park) were ordered to come in Friday/Saturday/Sunday without any extra compensation or travel assistance. The workers I talked to ended up staying overnight at friends’ houses in the neighborhood so that they could make their shifts.

This is ridiculous.”

2400 14th Street, NW (between Belmont and Chapin)

“Dear PoPville,

Given that P street Whole Foods is out of onions, garlic, and carrots and the line for Trader Joe’s is out the door, I thought I’d write and share my winter storm shopping secret: Streets Market at 2400 14th St NW (just north of 14th/Florida). Their produce is fully stocked and the pantry items are on par with Whole Foods. Pretty good deli counter/prepared food, too. Zero line at the check-out.”


Jason sends us the one above that really captures the oeuvre best:

“Eggs at 17th Street Safeway. @PoPville #ScrambledEggs”


Adams captures the wait:

“@PoPville Foggy Bottom Whole Foods (cashiers are upstairs; line goes downstairs)”


Michael also is able to get some of the angst:

“Pre-snow insanity in full effect at Safeway on Columbia Road NW. Line spans length of store. @PoPville”


Jonathan with another long one:

“@PoPville @capitalweather one of the 7 lines at the giant in Cleveland park that all reach the back of the store”


And things were equally grim on the de-icing front – from David:

“The shelf with de-icer at Annie’s Hardware in Petworth. @DCist @PoPville #YayWinter”

Also I hear another dusting is coming soon too…

Photo by PoPville flickr user ajacoby5


A reader reports:

“Just wanted to let you know that Field to City, a small corner grocery store on 2nd and Rhode Island NW has closed. My GF and I have been going there for a few years to pick up high quality locally grown produce, dairy, and eggs (not to mention a huge beer selection). Talked to the owner briefly and he said it had been heading this way for a while. Sad to see the only real grocery option in Bloomingdale close.”

Field to City emails:

“I am actually taking orders by text and email, and maintain a short list of popular items that can be viewed via autoreply on my [email protected] account.”

timor bodega
200 Rhode Island Ave, NW

1924 8th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Glen’s Garden Market will open its second store on Saturday, December 5th in Shaw (1924 8th St NW) with a Grand Opening Party from 12PM-8PM. The all-local grocery store opened its first location in Dupont Circle on Earth Day, 2013. While a slightly smaller space, the Shaw location will provide nearly all of the same offerings as its sister store including groceries, fresh, local produce, a full-service deli and a craft beer and wine bar. The new space will also feature indoor and covered outdoor seating. (more…)