Revitalized Market Brings Vendors to NE
Northeast D.C., as any District resident knows, has gone through quite the change over the past few years. With the revamp of H Street and a plethora of unique restaurants, it was no surprise when Union Market went through its own makeover and opened its new, beautiful marketplace to the people of Northeast D.C.
Union Market is my happy place. It is a food haven, a shopping mart, a gathering place and a beautiful spectacle. This particular market has been in existence since 1871, originally as Centre Market, and through a series of changes has evolved in to a neighborhood of food stores, bulk suppliers and scattered restaurants. Since the addition of Union Market, the food neighborhood has added 24 eclectic vendors and attracted folks from all over the district.
Edens, the company behind Union Market, has done an incredible job of sourcing diverse vendors, ranging from groceries to home ware to oysters to beers. Currently, Union Market is open Wednesdays-Fridays from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. It stands at the corners of Florida and 6th, NE. My hope, fingers crossed, is that it will soon be open everyday.
I frequent Union Market on a regular basis, and here are a few of my go tos:
- Trickling Springs’ Milk and Ice Cream: Absolutely my favorite milk source with a great selection of organic and natural lines. They have the best buttermilk for biscuits. And as for their ice cream, I challenge you to pick only ONE flavor because it is all so good.
- Neopol Savory Smokery: Everything is smoked. I mean everything. My favorite? Their tossed salad with apples, capers, smoked salmon and the most incredible dill vinaigrette.
- Righteous Cheese: Cheese and wine, need I say more?
- Salt & Sundry: Beautiful, beautiful housewares. Perfect for gifts and knick knacks. Incredibly addicting.
Enjoy friends and happy eating.
Food blogger Kristy has been in love with food ever since she was building restaurants out of her plastic kitchen set at age 5. Now, she spends most of her free time exploring new markets, visiting local farms and perfecting the art of bread baking. Originally from Philly, she dreams of living in the mountains of New England or the Pacific Northwest someday.