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Been to Harris Teeter on Kalorama Rd NW?

by Borderstan.com September 21, 2008 at 7:07 pm 1,032 1 Comment

We haven’t been to the new Harris Teeter yet at 1631 Kalorama Road NW. I used to sometimes shop at the one in Ballston (Arlington). Loved that store, and I have always said that if could only have one neighborhood grocery store, I would pick HT. Here’s a short review from New Columbia Heights… check out the comments:

I went to the Harris Teeter in Adams Morgan for the first time today, and I was pretty impressed. It’s not technically in Columbia Heights, but it probably is the closest grocery store for some CHers (though not me, Giant is still closer).

Basically it’s between Whole Foods and Giant on the grocery spectrum – very nice inside, friendly employees, some high end produce and stuff, but still has your normal grocery stuff. For example, they had crazy fruits I’d never heard of before (sapote,cherimoyapepino melon) but didn’t have pasta made with funky grains like quinoa.

They also have locally grown produce, which is cool, and the beer prices and selection were comparable to Giant. The lines were non-existent too, and while Giant is also slower on Saturday afternoons, there’s still always a wait there.

In short, I was a fan, and I’m going to go back more often. Anybody else have an opinion on the store?

Comments (1)

  1. We headed up to the HT no too long ago. We liked the clean bright space, selection, and parking, but were put off by the prices. Mineral water and bag frozen pastas, the basis of our weekly existence, were twice the price that we pay at Trader Joe’s. We also noted some prepared food on sale late in the evening that expired at the end of the day — not a major crime, but we did end up with some spoiled Indian food in the fridge. I will give some points back to HT though for having a selection of VA wine in their booze section.

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