Where to Eat, Shop, Exercise

Posted November 12, 2004 at 10:00am

The following is a sample of services available on Capitol Hill or, in some cases, around D.C.:

Book stores

B. Dalton Bookseller: This chain offers a little bit of everything. Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, (202) 289-1750.

Capitol Hill Books: Offers used and hard-to-find books. 657 C St. SE, (202) 544-1621.

Riverby Books: Specializes in used books, especially those pertaining to Washington history. 417 East Capitol St. SE, (202) 543-4342.

Trover Shop: A resource for political books as well as new releases. Politicos often stop here to sign their books. 221 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, (202) 547-BOOK.

Grocery stores

Eastern Market: Not so much a grocery store as a European-style hall of vendors, Eastern Market is among the best places in town to buy meat, seafood and farm-fresh produce. Open year-round, 225 Seventh St. SE.

Giant Foods: There are six Giant Food stores in the District of Columbia and many more in the outlying suburbs. The closest to Capitol Hill is located next to the Rhode Island Avenue Metrorail station next to Home Depot at 1035 Brentwood Road NE. See www.giantfood.com for more locations or details.

Peapod by Giant: Giant’s delivery service, Peapod, allows users to do their grocery shopping online. Delivery is available throughout D.C. and its suburbs. See www.peapod.com.

Safeway: There are 10 Safeway stores in the District, with four on or near Capitol Hill — 514 Rhode Island Ave. NE, 415 14th St. SE, 1601 Maryland Ave NE and 401 M St. SW. For more locations or information, see www.safeway.com.

Yes! Organic Market: This small health food store offers a variety of natural foods. 648 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, (202) 546-9850.

Whole Foods: There are three Whole Foods markets, the world’s largest retailer of organic and natural foods, in the District. The closest to the Hill is in Logan Circle, at 14th and P streets Northwest. See www.wholefoods.com for more locations and information.

Gyms

Results The Gym: One of two Results gyms in D.C. is located in the heart of Capitol Hill and offers a variety of exercise equipment, classes, tanning and more. 315 G St. SE, (202) 234-5678, www.resultsthegym.com.

Gold’s Gym: This nationwide exercise chain has numerous locations in the D.C. area, including one in Southwest Washington near the Federal Center SW Metrorail station. 409 3rd St. SW, (202) 554-4653, www.goldsgym.com.

Food delivery

Many Hill restaurants offer carryout options or will deliver for large parties. The following is a sample of delivery options; call for menus and information on delivery requirements:

Al’s Gourmet Pizzeria: 1382 East Capitol St. NE, www.alsgourmetpizza.com, (202) 543-1113.

Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria: multiple locations, including 226 Massachusetts Ave. NE, (202) 547-6600.

Bistro Italiano: 320 D St. NE, (202) 546-4522.

Domino’s: multiple locations, including 15 K St. NE; (202) 289-8600.

Hunan Dynasty: 215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, (202) 546-6161.

Szechuan House Restaurant: 515 Eighth St. SE, (202) 546-5303.

Talay Thai: 406 First St. SE, (202) 546-5100.

Young Chow: 312 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, (202) 544-3030.

Pet Services

Doolittle’s Chateau-Animaux: This Capitol Hill pet store offers supplies, grooming, obedience training and more. 224 Seventh St. SE, (202) 544-8710, www.chateau-animaux.com.

Pawticulars: Located on Barracks Row, this store has gourmet foods, treats and clothing for pets, as well as grooming. 407 Eighth St. SE, (202)-543-7387, www.pawticulars.com.

Dog-Ma Daycare for Dogs: Dog-Ma offers a 10,000-square-foot facility for pet daycare and overnight boarding, grooming and training services. 812 Virginia Ave. SE, (202) 543-7805, www.dog-ma.com.

Tails of the City: Licensed and insured pet sitters and midday dog walkers can be found here. www.tailsofthecitydc.com.

Dog Wash: Wash the dog yourself or opt for full-service grooming at this downtown facility. 1314 Ninth St. NW, (202) 797-3647.

Spas/Salons

Bubbles: This regional chain of hair salons has two locations on Capitol Hill: 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE, (202) 546-7343, and 205 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, (202) 543-1245.

The Grooming Lounge: D.C.’s premier men’s salon offers everything from your standard haircut to a luxurious hot lather shave. 1745 L St. NW, (866) 4LOUNGE, www.groominglounge.com.

Randolph Cree: Offers hair styling for men and women. 325 Seventh St. SE, (202) 547-1014.

Tailors

Georges De Paris Custom Tailor: De Paris is the tailor to the stars of the nation’s capital, including the president and many Members of Congress. 650 14th St. NW, (202) 737-2134.

Wine

Schneider’s: Founded in 1949, Schneider’s of Capitol Hill is a family-owned wine institution for Hill residents and workers. 300 Massachusetts Ave. NE, (202) 543-9300, www.cellars.com.