Another Ethnic Superstore
Atlantic Supermarket, Hyattsville, MD
You'll notice I've been featuring a lot of ethnic stores lately. Expect that to continue! I've noticed the smaller, ethnic, and urban stores are significantly underrepresented in online supermarket blogging and coverage.
This particular store, in Hyattsville, MD, a Washington, DC suburb, has gotten attention because it is a former Giant-MD store with the majority of its decor intact. It's also a pretty great ethnic supermarket.
One interesting thing to take into account before touring the store is the demographics of Washington, DC as compared to those of its suburbs. Generally speaking, in the New York City area, the urban areas are the more ethnically diverse and lower-income, while the suburbs are higher-income and less diverse. The exact opposite is true in Washington, DC, meaning that the city stores are primarily extremely boring Safeways, Giants, and Whole Foods. The immediate suburbs, however, have much more interesting and diverse supermarket options.
You enter to the far right in the picture above. Immediately you make a right turn to enter the large produce department.
Albertsons Florida Blog by clicking here. All of the aisle markers are actually old W-D signs, who knows where they're from!
Although this store is interesting for its history, it's also a pretty good ethnic supermarket. I just wish it were a little bit cleaner and less cluttered.
Atlantic Supermarket7901 New Hampshire Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20783
Open Daily 7AM-9:30PM
English Version (it's not the greatest translation)
My Rating: ★★★☆☆