The Italian term “alimentary” refers to small corner markets, usually family-owned, that provide the culinary basics. They’re prevalent in Italy, but few and far between in the U.S. Recently opened Toscana Market serves as your opportunity to visit an authentic Italian alimentary without leaving D.C.
Whether you don a mask and visit in person or order groceries or prepared foods online (available for both delivery and pickup), Toscana Market is bound to impress you. Its roster of specialty groceries includes everything from artisan-made pastas and sauces to milk, eggs, and olive oil. Meanwhile, the menu of prepared foods offers delicious dishes like meatball subs, beef lasagna, and eggplant parmesan. Of course, both menus also include plenty of sweet treats to pick from! Try the homemade cannoli, tiramisu, or cheesecake when you’re craving dessert.