Local grocery stores in and around the DC metro area offer sushi and seaweed. However, there often seems to be a limited selection of sushi at some local grocery stores and vegetarian sushi can be hard to find. Here are four grocery stores that sell vegetarian sushi in the DC Metro area.
Grocery Stores that Sell Vegetarian Sushi in the DC Metro Area : Safeway
Safeway in Fort Washington, MD is the first grocery store in the DC Metro area where I saw sushi available. Their sushi counter is at the front of the store, on the side with the produce section. This Safeway used to have a sushi chef that prepared fresh sushi. A menu was posted and the chef would make vegetarian sushi at the customer’s request. This option no longer seems to be available at this store. Due to the limited number of pre-made sushi packs available, vegetarian sushi seems to be available only some of the time. When available, I have found it with inari. I also found a seaweed salad here once. Safeway has locations in DC, MD, and VA.
Grocery Stores that Sell Vegetarian Sushi in the DC Metro Area : Giant
Giant in Accokeek, MD offers sushi. Their sushi counter is located at the back of the store, near the fresh fish section. They have a different variety than Safeway. Giant’s pack looks bigger but, the sticker across the front doesn’t cover an additional row of sushi, it hides condiments. Most other sushi packs I’ve seen have them at the side.
I have yet to find any vegetarian sushi at this Giant store, or seaweed salad. A vegetable sushi I saw had a fish flavoring ingredient. Giant does sell seaweed paper, or nori, to make your own vegetarian sushi at home. Like Safeway, vegetarian sushi packs may be available only some of the time at Giant Food stores. Giant has locations in DC, MD, and VA.
Grocery Stores that Sell Vegetarian Sushi in the DC Metro Area : Trader Joe’s
Trader Joe’s offers friendly service and a wide variety of vegetarian and international products. I’ve shopped at Trader Joe’s in Alexandria, VA and purchased Trader Joe’s own store brand of Fresh Vegetable Rolls which are vegetarian and contain some organic ingredients. They cost less than Giant or Safeway sushi. They don’t currently offer fresh seaweed but sometimes it’s available dried. Trader Joe’s has locations in DC, MD, and VA.
Grocery Stores that Sell Vegetarian Sushi in the DC Metro Area : Whole Foods
Whole Foods offers a wide variety of international and vegetarian products including vegetarian sushi. The sushi counter at Whole Foods in Alexandria is located at the back of the store, on the opposite side as the produce section. They have a variety of sushi and you can find vegetarian sushi here. I bought vegetarian sushi with brown rice at Whole Foods. Whole Foods has locations in DC, MD, and VA.
Grocery Stores that Sell Vegetarian Sushi in the DC Metro Area : MOM’s Organic Market and Yes! Organic Market
MOM’s Organic Market offers a wide variety of vegetarian products. You can buy vegetarian sushi here. MOM’s Organic Market has locations in MD and VA. While shopping at a similar vegetarian friendly store, Yes! Organic Market in Washington DC, I found seaweed salad for sale in the pre-packed salad section.
If you’re looking for grocery stores that sell vegetarian sushi in the DC Metro area, or other areas, check Safeway, Giant, Whole Foods, MOM’s Organic Market, Yes! Organic Market, and Trader Joe’s. All offer sushi. However, selection varies by store so you may not always find vegetarian sushi. Ask at the produce counter so the store knows there’s a market for the product. Check with your curbside recycling to see if they take the container. Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Mom’s Organic Market, and Yes! Organic Market seem to be the most likely places to find sushi for vegetarians at a grocery store.
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