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Local Resources for Transportation, Groceries, Pharmacies, Dining, Worship, Etc. 

Palisades Village is sorting through all of the information and trying to provide an up-to-date source of local information from reliable sources.  Please visit this page regularly as the information will continually be updated.  With things changing so quickly, we recommend checking with providers for the most accurate status.

DC Libraries: 

Beginning Monday, March 29, 2021 the currently open library locations - including the Palisades branch - will be open for limited in-person services. 

In this takeout+ model, customers can visit open locations to:

  • Return materials
  • Pick up a hold
  • Check out display items
  • Have a book paged from the stacks
  • Get a library card
  • Manage your library account
  • Print, copy and scan services
  • Sign-up to use a limited number of computers for a 45-minute session once per day or one 15 minute express session per hour
  • Use the bathroom

You cannot:

  • Browse the collection
  • Sit and read/study/work at a table or lounge area
  • Read magazines and newspapers
  • Use meeting or study rooms
  • Attend in-person programs or events

They will continue to bring the Friends of the Palisades Library book cart to the Farmers Market every few weeks, weather permitting.
Updated 3/23/2021
DPW: To support Phase One of Mayor Bowser’s plan to reopen the District, the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) announces that beginning Friday, May 29, 2020, all suspended resident services will resume at Ft. Totten Transfer Station located at 4900 John McCormack Road, N.E.
The following resident services will resume:
• Solid waste drop-offs – Monday through Friday, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM; and Saturdays 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM;
• Residential compost pick-up – District residents with up to five 32-gallon bags (residents provide bags) can pick-up free compost Monday through Friday, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM; and Saturdays 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM;
• Hazardous waste and e-cycling drop-offs – The last Thursday of each month, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM and Saturdays 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM; and
• Document shredding – The first Saturday of each month, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM; This service will resume Saturday, June 6. Residents will be directed to place their documents in a designated bin for shredding and recycling.
Utility-Related Financial Assistance: New “Here2HelpDC” website launched by DC government.  The website compiles utility-related financial assistance programs available during COVID-19, and “inform[s] residents and businesses” about other utility-related resources (

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

Medical Transportation Management (MTM)

Contact Information: 1(866)796-0601

  • DC Medicaid recipients


  • Free
  • Schedule at least 3 business days prior to appointment

Accessibility Features

  • Riders are assigned the transportation option most appropriate for their needs.

Service Areas

  • District of Columbia
  • The suburbs of Montgomery & Prince Georges Counties
  • Fairfax & Arlington
  • The City of Alexandria

Senior MedExpress

Contact Information: (202) 724-5626

  • DC residents who are 60+ and have a condition requiring essential life sustaining appointments or appointments for health-related public benefits.
  • Medicaid clients are NOT eligible for this program


  •  Free

Accessibility Features

  • Riders can bring an aide to assist with vehicle onboarding

Service Areas

  • Washington, DC & Maryland Beltway

Updated 10/1/2020

Grocery Stores:

Effective Thursday, April 10, 2020, Mayor Bowser issued a Mayoral Order that implements new social distancing protocols for grocery stores, convenience stores, farmer's markets, and shoppers. Residents will now be required to wear a mask or mouth covering and maintain at least a 6-foot distance from other shoppers while at the supermarket. Food retailers will limit the number of customers shopping at a time and will mark safe waiting distances at check-out lines and any line that may form outside of the store. Grocers may also mark some aisles one-way or close certain check-out counters to reduce shopper congestion. They will also be required to provide the public with disinfecting wipes and/or hand sanitizer at every entrance and exit.

Farmer's markets must now obtain a waiver wherein they detail how they will meet the new social distancing requirements for their vendors and customers. These new requirements include the elimination of any on-site food preparation, pre-bagging items so they may be purchased in a "grab and go" fashion, and prohibiting customers from touching items before purchase. Social distancing requirements between shoppers also applies.

The Palisades Farmers Market plans on using a single entrance and exit system and has obtained the necessary waiver.  

Whole Foods - Guests 60+, at high risk or with disabilities can shop in-store or with Prime on for pickup from 7 – 8 a.m. on Fridays. Face coverings required.

Giant Westbard - opening 6-7:30 a.m. for seniors.

Safeway Sangamore - opening 5 a.m. for seniors.

Trader Joe's (Glover Park) - A maximum of 20 people are allowed in the store so expect lines to get in.  The store now closes at 8 p.m. and encourages older (over 60) shoppers to come between 8-9 a.m.  It is open at 9 a.m. for all others.

Costco -- Senior hours 9-10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Open for Takeout and Curbside Delivery and/or Delivery:


DC Boathouse: Closed July and August 2020


Et Voila: Call after 3 p.m., 202-237-2300, 5120 MacArthur Blvd., NW,

Millie’s Open Daily: 11am - 8pm 4866 Massachusetts Ave NW (202) 733-5789


Salt & Pepper - Outside seating is now available on the patio.  Happy hour is temporarily suspended but Melvin is back!


Jetties Foxhall Monday - Friday: 11am - 8pm Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 8pm 1609 Foxhall Road NW (202) 891-7690

Sweet Agave (Mexican) -  (202)363-4041 Open 4-9 p.m. for takeout.

Bambu (Asian)  (202)364-3088


Chen's (Chinese)  (202) 364-8313 

Kotobuki (Japanese/Sushi) has reopened for takeout. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. Call in an order and then call when you arrive and they will bring the order downstairs. 4822 MacArthur, across from the old Safeway. (202) 281-6679

Black Coffee

DeCarlo's (202) 363-4220 Food must be picked up at the restaurant- they'll bring it to the car- which is open 5-7 pm each night.

Del Polopo (former 7th Hill pizza) (202) 506-2821 Now doing deliveries.

Black Salt   202-342-9101 Market is Open daily from 10:00am-6:00pm with expanded grocery items available for purchase. Restaurant is providing Take-Out Services from 12:00pm-7:00pm with a menu that changes daily.

Old Europe   (202)333-7600 Open for takeout and delivery orders from 12-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and from 12-8:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Wagshal's Spring Valley Doing delivery and curbside delivery of prepared meals and groceries including custom cut meats. Online ordering is available via their website.  In addition, grocery items can be ordered by calling them at:  202-595-3505, for pick up or delivery.  They are updating their website to allow grocery ordering online, but this option won't be available until about April 1st.

MacArthur Liquor Store- $50 delivery and curbside.  Please allow place orders 48 hours in advance.

Occasions Caterers, local DC caterer, is now offering a meal service with contact-less delivery.

Chef Geoff's has opened a community pantry, offering milk, bread, pasta, toilet paper, bleach, and well as takeout. You can place orders online for pickup or delivery at

Kristina's Cafe They now have free delivery for dinner if you call them directly at (202) 853-377 or order online. Check out They are open from 10-2 and 6-9 daily. You can also get delivery through UberEats, Grubhub and Postmates, but they prefer to take the orders directly because the delivery companies charge 30%, which is the entire profit for Kristina's.

Tenleytown Restaurants Open for Delivery or Carryout can be found here:


Home Delivered Groceries

Delivered groceries including frozen meals, produce, cleaning supplies, over the counter medication, tissues, toilet paper, etc.  Plan ahead – these services are very popular and deliveries may not be scheduled as quickly as usual.  A member reported that her order on Safeway would take a week before they can deliver.

20% off and free delivery for the first order. Georgetown Safeway has a “Drive-Up and Go” services which has its own designated parking spaces. Shoppers can buy groceries online and one of their friendly attendants will bring them to your car.

Peapod by Giant
Buy groceries online and get it delivered to your door. Requirements: $60 Minimum order applies. Email needed for login. Customer Care Center at 800-573-2763 or

Buy groceries online from multiple stores and have them delivered in as little as one hour. Delivery fee applies; email or Facebook account needed for login.

Whole Foods via Amazon
Order online from Whole Foods and have groceries delivered to your door in as little as two hours. Must be an Amazon Prime member to use this service.  


The Organic Butcher of MacLean

They deliver more than meat. They also offer produce, pantry items, eggs, and dairy. They are a really good outfit in my experience.

Palisades Farmers Market

see Facebook and scroll down for vendors that are offering home deliveries or pre-arranged pick up at the market site. There are meat, veggie and salmon offers for starters.


Full Cellar Farm - Please see our availability below and to order fill out this GoogleSheet (Palisades Order Sheet) (preferred) or send an email to (next preferred) or call me at 301-639-9711 (least preferred) for a Monday afternoon delivery.  $20 minimum order and $5 delivery charge for orders under $40.  Please order by 10 a.m. on Monday for delivery later that day

Prepared Meals 
If you order meals, ask the delivery person to call you when they arrive and to leave your order outside your door – this is for your protection as well as the person making the delivery.  If you need help ordering anything, please call the office and we will order it for you or assist you in ordering. If you do not have the internet call the office for assistance. 

Grub hub
No delivery fee for the first order.  Order from 1960 restaurants in the area.

Uber Eats
Order from local restaurants.  The delivery fee is sometimes waived if you share a delivery.
You can order food from a restaurant that is a chain such as Wendy’s, Chipotle, McDonalds, Panera, Silver Diner and Z Burger along with a few local restaurants. 

Use code SAVE100 for $100 in delivery fee credits for new Postmates customers. You can order food from local restaurants such as Boulangerie Christophe, Wagshal’s on New Mexico, etc.
Cosi Boxed sandwiches, salads, and bowl available for contactless delivery

Home Delivered MealsPrecooked meals delivered to your home.

Sweetgreen recently acquired GalleyFoods
Online ordering through Sweetgreen provides access to pre-made salads and healthy bowls. There is a $4.99 delivery fee, and you need an email to create an account.

Mom’s Meals
Get fully prepared, refrigerated meals that are ready to heat, eat.  Purchase in any combination of breakfast, lunch or dinner. Place your order by calling the main phone number or through the website provided above. The phone number is 1-877-508-6667. Available in quantities of 3 (for first order only), 7, 10, 14, or 21 meals. Meals cost $6.99/meal ($7.99 for Pureed) * No long-term commitment. *$14.95 flat rate shipping fee applies. Your delivery date will be scheduled and the meals you have chosen will be delivered directly to your home by a Mom’s Meals driver or a third-party partner. Heat and enjoy – Heat directly from the refrigerator for 2 minutes or less.

Pharmacies that deliver:

7025 Brookville Road
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Deliveries under 5 miles: $7.00
Deliveries over 5 miles: $10.00

1300 7th St NW UNIT 200,
Washington, DC 20001
Free scheduled same-day delivery is available to all of Washington, DC, Northern VA, and parts of Maryland. Scheduled deliveries must be confirmed by no later than 2 p.m.
3000 Cathedral Ave. NW
Washington, DC
Delivery fee $8.00 (waived for DC Medicaid patients)

Free Prescription Delivery from CVS: CVS has waived prescription delivery fees.
5215 Loughboro Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Open only Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Delivery fee $6.00
5530 Wisconsin Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Free delivery

326 E Capitol St. NE
Washington, DC 20003
Tel: (202) 543-4400
In certain circumstances, delivery requests confirmed by 10 a.m. can sometimes be delivered the same day.  Most delivery requests received after 10 a.m. will be delivered the next day except for special circumstances. Our general fee for delivery is $5.00 for most deliveries within the DC limits.  Special circumstances and emergency deliveries may be charged a higher fee. 

10400 Connecticut Avenue # 100
Kensington, Maryland 20895
Delivery to NW Washington $12
Walgreens Express delivery $4.99
As soon as next day (from your local pharmacy)
Faith Services (live streaming, call in and televised)
Palisades Community Church: Services on Sunday at 10 via Zoom.

Baptist: Shiloh Baptist Sunday 11 a.m.

Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
WDCW Channel 50
Comcast: Channel 23
RCN: Channel 15
Verizon: Channel 3

Washington National Cathedral for daily services and Sunday 11:15 am
St. David's Sunday services available on Boxcast, YouTube and Facebook.

St. Thomas Sunday at 10:30 am: 

St. John's Lafayette Square Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Humanistic: Washington Ethical Society Sunday 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Foundry DC Sunday at 11:15 a.m.!

Metropolitan AME Sunday at 11 a.m.

St. John's Lafayette Square Sunday 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Quaker: Friends Meeting of Washington go to to be added to their listserv for upcoming virtual meetings

Unitarian: All Souls Church Unitarian Sunday at 9 a.m.

Reform: Washington Hebrew Congregation Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Call in 202.895.6333 or

Conservative: Adas Israel Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.
Call in 202.686.8405 or

Washington Islamic Center

DC Baha'i

Washington DC Buddhist Cultural Center


The National Zoo and all the reopened Smithsonian museums will close to the public Monday, Nov. 23 amid rising COVID-19 cases in the region.

The Kreeger Museum and Sculpture Garden will temporarily close to the public beginning Sunday, November 22.