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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New MOM's Organic Market Opens in Ivy City

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A brand new MOM's Organic Market has opened its newest location at 1501 New York Avenue (the old Hecht's Warehouse building in Ivy City). MOM's is a DC area chain of grocery stores that favors green living and local products. All of their produce is organic, as are many of their other products. As one might expect from the name, MOM's sells many items to those who follow a vegan or gluten free diet. They also have a large selection of bulk dry goods (nuts, grains, lentils, ect.). You can even bring in your own container, have the staff weigh it empty, and use that to transport your dry goods.

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MOM's has a reputation for generally having lower prices than you might find at Whole Foods, but with a similar selection. They even offer a price guarantee for brand packaged goods that says they will match the price if you find it cheaper at another natural foods store (not applicable to produce or bulk dry goods).
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Hungry? Try one of their organic food bowls prepared at Naked Lunch. They also do fresh organic raw juices.
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There is plenty of garage parking.

16 comments:

Angry Ivy City resident said...

I hate gentrification! We lose Murray's for this crap? Where am I supposed to get my chitlins and purple drank? Also, now that we really no longer have a food desert, we have lost any excuse why we be so fat and have our legs chopped off from diabetes so much. Probably still have a few more decades before white folks recognize it is personal responsibility, not lack of options.

Anonymous said...

never walked that far north of H. Is there a Metro nearby that store? How do people get there?

poo poo said...

bike, car, bus, taxi, skateboard, motorcycle, car2go, walk.... or you can get super duper inventive and surprise even yourself!

Trinidad Resident said...

1:15,
Find a soul, yours is obviously lost.

1:33,
The D3 and D4 both go to the stop on NY Ave between 16th and Fenwick which is less than 200 feet of this store. Easy to access.

Anonymous said...

So, are the employees going to be as surely as they are at the 8th St location?

I hope they do well, but you could not pay me to live along NY Ave. You can only really get there by bus or by car and even then you will be stuck in traffic 75 percent of the time.

inked said...

5:13,
The employees I met were friendly and polite. I also didn't get stuck in traffic when I visited.

Anonymous said...

5:13, thats a Yes organic. this is the first Mom's in DC. went there saturday, way way way better than Yes.

Ro said...

MOM's is awesome. I had been going out of my way to the one in Rockville a couple times a month. So glad to have one closer to home. went to the grand opening last Friday and the place is really nice. Selection and staff are way better than YES and the mission (as far as organic and local) is much more focused than Whole Foods. Prices could be a bit better but overall this will become my primary grocer. I do find the location a bit strange, but I assume the neighborhood density will eventually fill in once some of those new developments are completed. also use the back way to get there instead of fussing around on NY ave. much quicker

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Aubrizzle100 said...

This corridor is the next to pop, ddot is working on ways to make it easier to get to this location:

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/24832/a-bike-per-trail-is-in-the-works-for-new-york-ave-ne/

pat said...

d8, E2,E3 bus may work or bicycle from NoMa-Gallaugdet station or Brookland CUA.

pat said...

word is there are 8 EV Chargers on the roof deck.

y2kc0wb0y said...

Winning - location is good because people headed EAST on 50 can swing in, purchase and merge straight back to their homes in MURALAND!

pat said...

location is good because DC DDOT/WMATA will be adding a red line station.

Anonymous said...

Is there an article about adding the Metro/Red Line? The site is huge and that would really connect/revitalize this area, but I havent seen any news of it.

Anonymous said...

what is around there besides this grocery store?