Image: Artichokes and Olives to take home.

Last Updated: October 2021

Current Status: The market is open Tuesday to Friday from noon to 7:00 pm, Saturday opening at 10:00 am. CSA grocery orders are due by Sunday 10:00 pm for Tuesday evening pickup.

Overview:  The owners of Mola converted to a market to get through the crisis, and the idea stuck.  Re-named Nido (bringing back an old name for the owners).  The focus is still Mediterranean.  They have prepared items, specialty and packaged items.  Sandwiches are available until they run out.  The centerpiece of the shop is the wall of wine for sale.  Focusing on natural, interesting wine, it is a stock that contains many intriguing options and it would be quite fun to work through it over time.  The charm of Mola did not disappear, nor did its soul.

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Cuisine: Pan-Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Columbia Heights/Petworth
Address: 3155 Mount Pleasant St., NW
Reservations:  Walk-in

Other Critics/Voices:

Washington City Paper:  Laura Hayes did a round-up of shops in Mt. Pleasant for food lovers.

For those wanting to take a trip down memory lane, and get a sense for the place, here are the old reviews of Mola.

Washington Post: Tom gave it 2 stars, and so did Tim.  It is rare we disagree with both of them, but we think this place deserves more.

Washingtonian: Preview

Michelin – Bib Gourmand