Exploring Washington, D.C.'s Union Market

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I never get tired of exploring my own surroundings because something new is always popping up. I am kind of embarrassed to say this … but until recently, I have never even heard of Union Market – and here I am now, loving it and giving you all the details!
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Know Before You Go:

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Market:
The market is a very sizable building with wide open space and vendors spread out among the floor. You are free to walk around to as many places as you would like or just grab a coffee and have a seat at one of the tables. It kind of has that indoor farmers market vibe but an upscale version with fun shops and gourmet food.

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Suburbia – pop up outdoor bar

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Wall art indoors

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Neat space

Inside the market there is a variety of vendors selling items and food/beverages. I tasted several food items during my visits and everything was so delicious! Its kind of like the market ONLY has amazing food – which can make narrowing down what you want hard, but I say try a few things and decide.
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Panorama Bakery – macarons

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On Toast – avocado toast for real!

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Cheese

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Almaala Farms – fresh produce

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South Block – acai bowls are good for the soul

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Panorama Bakery – all the pastries

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B Doughnut – masalada everything bagel doughnut!

 
Aside from the amazing food, there are vendors selling home goods and other things. These shops are the cutest! Try not to buy anything .. I dare you.
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Little Leaf

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Little Leaf

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Salt & Sundry

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Salt & Sundry

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Salt & Sundry

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Little Leaf

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Salt & Sundry

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Salt & Sundry

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Salt & Sundry

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Salt & Sundry

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Almaala Farms

Cotton & Reed:
Directly across the street from the market – Washington’s first rum distillery! I recently did a tasting and a small tour and let me just say – this is a place I could spend an afternoon sipping pina coladas or spiced rum.
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Rum Flavors

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Bar

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Baby Pineapple

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Co-Owner Jordan Cotton

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Rum

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Bar

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Tasting

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pina colada

Street Art:
Walking around the Union Market area you will find street art from different artists. It is popular for people to take photos of it, with it or with food in front of it. No shame – so get on in there.
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Union Market Street Art

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Union Market Street Art

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Union Market Street Art

 
BUT that’s not all – the Union Market area has its very own Michelin Star restaurant, Masseria! I have not dined there yet – but it is on my list to get to and I will let you know how it goes as soon as I eat there.
Until next time.
XOXO – Nicki

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9 Comments

  1. October 14, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    This place looks adorable! We are flying into DC to visit family for Thanksgiving and plan to spend at least a day or two touristing. Is this close to the Capital District? That is where we will be staying.

    • October 14, 2017 / 6:56 pm

      Hi Abbey! Thanks for reading.
      DC isn’t entirely huge to be honest – I live right outside the city and it took me maybe 10 minutes to get here.
      I’m not familiar with the Capital District .. could you give me a landmark or hotel and I can assist you?

      • October 14, 2017 / 7:26 pm

        So I am staying with family and that was the area they told me, I am not sure exactly where just know it is close to key monuments and stuff like that, which is why we are staying there! So I just know we will be right in the middle of all the main stuff, haha.

        • October 14, 2017 / 11:13 pm

          oh thats great – yeah DC isn’t that big and most of the monuments are pretty close to each other. DC is very easy to navigate and getting that area to Union Market by UBER is probably only a few dollars.

  2. October 14, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    That food looks amazing! I have a few buddy’s that live in the DC area.. I might have to give them a shout so I can have an excuse to go to the Union Market!

    • October 14, 2017 / 11:13 pm

      The food is really good there – and I need to go back for a lunch/dinner!! I would also recommend the Rum Distillery that is across the street from the Market

      • October 15, 2017 / 12:44 am

        Thanks! I’ll keep that in mind! It looks like a good place to take some good photos too!

  3. October 16, 2017 / 1:36 am

    Hi Nicky,
    Everything looks excellent but those macaroons take the taco. Brilliant. I love the photos too.
    Far from a foodie here but this fare all seems to pass the look test. Delicious-looking and I know all is delicious-tasting too.
    Thanks for sharing Nicky.
    Ryan

    • October 16, 2017 / 12:32 pm

      Thanks Ryan – I always appreciate your comments <3 Hey you can be a foodie if you want. Like good food? Then you are a foodie haha

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