Since the Washington area is extremely multicultural, it is possible to find quite a variety of foods. There are several Asian and Hispanic food stores and many of the local grocery stores sell a good selection of foreign food items.
Large, national chain grocery stores are also available throughout the metropolitan area. These are usually open from 0600 to 2300, Monday through Saturday, and 0800 or 0900 to 1700 on Saturday. Some are open 24 hours, seven days a week.