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.
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 Bergen, food writer Amanda McClements’ boutique Salt and Sundry and one of the District’s food truck favorites, TaKorean.
On top of that, a slew of retail, hotels, restaurants and entertainment will take over the space surrounding the market.
1309 5th St., NE
Washington, DC 20002
Fridays: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.