Ethiopian market open on Georgia Avenue

Nazret Market opened Oct. 19. Photo by Mike Mowery

A store featuring Ethiopian goods and other products is now open at 8120 Georgia Ave. in downtown Silver Spring.

Nazret Market, which opened Oct. 19, sells traditional products such as injera, as well as bulk amounts of the grains used to make the sourdough flatbread. It also carries many spices including berbere, mitmita and others imported from Ethiopia, lentils and various beans.

The store includes Ethiopian coffee and unroasted coffee beans, as well as traditional Ethiopian coffee makers and coffee service sets, imported canned goods and a wide variety of juices and soft drinks.

The inventory also includes products found in typical American groceries, such as pasta, pasta sauces and saltines, and some unexpected goods such as panettone.

Shoppers can also pick up books, cookware, giftware, framed art and even luggage.

This is the market’s third location. The owners operate other stores in Falls Church and Alexandria.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Ethiopian market open on Georgia Avenue