Great Takeout: Wagshal's Delicatessen
Comments () | Published December 10, 2008
Wagshal’s Delicatessen
Address: 4855 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-363-5698
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Cuisines: Grocery Store/Market, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday 8 to 8; Saturday 9 to 8; Sunday 9 to 5.
Nearby Metro Stops: Tenleytown-AU
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Not Needed
This many-faceted market, which opened the Spring Valley Shopping Center in 1939, feels like a step back in time to the days before Whole Foods and Harris Teeter. The small space boasts a sandwich counter, a bakery, chickens cooking on the rotisserie, and shelves crammed with gourmet groceries; the slightly larger Wagshal’s Market—with fresh fish, meat, and produce—is a few doors down.

Freezer cases are stocked with frozen meals ($5.99 for single servings up to $19 for multiple) made by Wagshal’s catering arm—we like the lasagna, chicken curry, veal paprikash, and moussaka. Entrées come in oven-safe pans and serve two to three. No time to defrost? Ready-to-heat refrigerated versions of some of the meals are also offered.

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