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From one Washington to the other, Susan Hunsinger is 25 and recently moved back to her hometown of Seattle after living in Washington, D.C. for seven years. She graduated from The George Washington University with a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications and is currently working as a legal assistant at a real estate law firm. When she’s not writing or working, Susan enjoys running along Elliott Bay, reading and exploring Pike Place Market for her mostly disastrous attempts at cooking. Previous to Ask Miss A, Susan had an array of internships at KING 5 News, NBC Nightly News, The New Yorker and The Daily Show. Before moving to Seattle she worked as an editorial assistant for DC Magazine and is thrilled to have the opportunity to shine some light on her favorite local charities, particularly those involving children.

Union Market Opens In Washington, DC

While it may still be a work in progress, the recently opened Union Market is already adding a spark to the ever-growing neighborhood known as NOMA (North of Massachusetts Avenue). Surrounded by older warehouses, the market itself stands out with its sleek design and bountiful vendors ready to give visitors a true taste of DC.

Union Market

(Photo Credit: Susan Hunsinger)

Under a stunning crystal chandelier, created by artist Dan Steinhilber and high school senior-turned-art apprentice Miles Thomas, the market not only offers a pleasant shopping scene, but also some of the freshest fare that local vendors have to offer.  From the colorful produce of Almaala Farms, to the huge variety of breads at  Lyon Bakery and even authentic olive oil from All Things Olive, Union Market offers a little something for everyone. While stocking up on groceries, customers can also grab a bite from one the several eateries including Rappahannock Oysters Co.  and DC Empanadas or simply grab a cup of coffee at Peregrine Espresso.

And while Union Market may not yet be as bustling as many of the city’s other farmers markets, rest assured there is plenty more to come.  The coming months will see mixologist Gina Chersevani’s Buffalo and Bergenfood writer Amanda McClements’ boutique Salt and Sundry and one of the District’s food truck favorites, TaKorean.

Union Market

(Photo Credit: Susan Hunsinger)

On top of that, a slew of retail, hotels, restaurants and entertainment will take over the space surrounding the market.

WHERE:
Union Market
1309 5th St., NE
Washington, DC 20002

HOURS:
Fridays: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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