August 10th, 2019
A useful combination of deli, convenience store, and package store, Friendship Gourmet Market has been a staple for shoppers in the Chevy Chase area for years. Originally the town deli when it started over 20 years ago, it has since evolved to meet the demands of locals searching for quality food and beverage right around the corner. The owners are friendly locals who everyone loves, which really makes it feel homey each time you step in the shop.
The breakfast is particularly good, with impressive options for a small establishment. You can make your own omelet, get a stack of homemade waffles or build the perfect breakfast sandwich on a fluffy bagel. The best part? Everything is under $6.00. For lunch they have a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, favorites include the Italiano panini with all the best meats and the healthy hummus wrap filled with veggies.
In addition to the tasty food, they have gourmet food for purchase that you can bring home, as well as an extensive collection of wine and beer. They periodically host wine tastings in the evenings and will put a sign out front, so be sure to keep an eye out when passing.