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Washington's 3 top spots to score gourmet food on the cheap

Washington's 3 top spots to score gourmet food on the cheap
A Litteri | Photo: Shawn A./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 15, 2020.

Craving gourmet food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable gourmet food sources in Washington, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.

1. A Litteri

photo: david h./yelp

Topping the list is A Litteri. Located at 517-519 Morse St. NE, the deli is the highest-rated budget-friendly gourmet food spot in Washington, boasting 4.5 stars out of 321 reviews on Yelp.

The site has lots more information about A Litteri.

"Serving the area the finest authentic Italian deli meats for three generations" per the business's Yelp profile.

Among the specialty items are olive oils, fresh pastas and sauces, meats, cookies and Italian wines.

2. In A Pickle

photo: pam z./yelp

Next up is Capitol Hill's In A Pickle, at Eastern Market, 225 7th St SE. With 4.5 stars out of 26 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option. 

Yelper Laura O., who reviewed In A Pickle on Dec. 31, wrote, "This stand is my main reason for going to Eastern Market. The man working there is very friendly and always lets you sample. You really can't miss the stand because it's surrounded by multiple big barrels of pickles."

And Pam Z. wrote, "I don't even like pickles, but I like In A Pickle's pickles. Crispy and fresh indeed. Nothing like those sad wimpy things you get at restaurants with your burger. "

3. Dupont Market

photo: alina t./yelp

Dupont Market, located at 1807 18th St. NW in Dupont Circle, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot four stars out of 177 reviews. 

Yelper Christian R., who reviewed Dupont Market on Feb. 1, wrote, "Inside of the market is very small and cute. I got a chicken cheesesteak and it was very good."

G H. wrote, "I love this market. The staff is so friendly, their service is solid, the sandwiches are affordable and dependable."


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