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Hana Japanese Market Photo Tour – U Street Corridor

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Hana Japanese Market Photo Tour

Inspired by my recent trip to H Mart in Philadelphia, I went to Hana Japanese Market with a Japanese American friend when I got back to DC from spring break. Hana Market is a very small grocery store located at 17th and U Streets NW. Despite its size, the shop was full of Japanese staples, snacks and surprises. I love exploring ethnic grocery stores because a nation’s food tells you so much about its culture and people. Hana Japanese Market Photo Tour

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My haul of Japanese snacks and grocery staples

My Haul

This lovely collection is what I come home with from Hana Japanese Market. I was happy that I could find my favorite snacks (Hello Panda cookies and Lychee Gummy Candy) that I discovered at the H Mart in Philadelphia.

Clockwise from the top, I got lychee gummies, Hello Panda cookies, rice noodles, enoki mushrooms, bean sprouts (for only $1!), green tea ice cream, Japanese curry, and purin, which I discovered is essentially Japanese flan. The whole haul cost $20, which I was pretty happy about because of my college student budget.

Besides the things that I purchased, these are the other things I discovered on my adventure to Hana Japanese Market! Hana Japanese Market Photo Tour 

Tiny aisles cluttered from bottom to top with Japanese goodies…

hana japanese market photo tour aisles

…rice flavoring packets…

hana japanese market photo tour rice

….every flavor of mochi ever made…

hana japanese market photo tour mochi

….snacks on snacks on snacks… I spy Pocky! Another favorite of mine.

hana japanese market photo tour japanese snacks

…dried fish snacks? (Someone please tell me if these are any good)…

hana japanese market photo tour japanese fish snacks

…hamburger candies that reminded me of gummy Krabby Patties I would get at Halloween…

hana japanese market photo tour everyburger japanese candy …and super cute animal crackers, featuring ox and camels. How creative!

hana japanese market photo tour japanese animal crackers

Have you ever been to Hana Japanese Market? Can you suggest any other ethnic grocery stores for me to visit in DC? Let me know in the comments section below!

Hana Japanese Market

2000 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 939-8853

Hours: Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

Closest metro station: U Street (yellow and green lines) 

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