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Skip the Bag, Save the River

We thought it important to explain to our customers the additional charge incurred when you receive a disposable paper or plastic carryout bag. Here’s the official statement from

Skip the Bag, Save the River: The District’s Law on Disposable Carryout Bags is Changing January 1, 2010.

Beginning January 1, 2010, District businesses that sell food or alcohol must charge you 5 cents for each disposable paper or plastic carryout bag.

The business keeps 1 cent, or 2 cents if it offers a rebate when you bring your own bag.
And the remaining 3 or 4 cents go to the new Anacostia River Protection Fund. DDOE will administer this fund. We will use it to provide reusable bags, educate the public about litter, and clean up the river.

Giant and Anacostia Watershed Society Partner to Hand Out 250,000 Bags*

The District has also partnered with CVS/pharmacy to produce and hand out 112,000 reusable bags.

Press release annoucing our campaign
Video of Mayor Fenty’s press conference
Reusable Bag Distribution
Frequently Asked Questions
How else can I help keep the District’s rivers clean?
Anacostia River Trash Reduction Plan
DDOE’s other Anacostia River initiatives
The Anacostia River Clean Up and Protection Act of 2009*

Happy Holidays!


Going Organic

Introducing our new line of Organic cold cuts.  We now offer organic smoked turkey breast and black forest ham. Please keep an eye out for more organic products coming soon.

What is Iberico you ask?

Iberico commonly referred to as pata negra or cerdo negro is a wild pig. Upon weaning this free-range wild pig is solely acorn fed. It can be found living in the oak groves that are scattered throughout theSpanish southern region. Jamón Ibérico has a wonderful melt in your mouth taste and a very smooth texture.

If you are looking for just the right ham for an occassion or a ham just because…look no further, you have found it. Jamón Ibérico.

heartWhat our customers are saying about us?

I took the slices home and had them for dinner on Sunday night... I felt like I was enjoying a four-star meal right in front of the telly.- Tim Carman
Once inside the historic South Hall building, we immediately headed to the Canales Deli where, for $2.50 each, we each bought empanadas (traditional South American pastries with a warm and flaky crust and filling of chicken, spinach, cheese, and beans).- Lizzy Cherneff
Once you've had the'll never look and taste ham the same way ever again...truly fantastic!- Stefan Holt

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Eastern Market DC
7th Street & North Carolina Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C.

Phone: 202.547.4471

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Canales Deli...providing quality meats and cheeses to the Capitol Hill community since 1983.


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