Eastern Market, Washington DC

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  • Eastern Market gives visitors a good feeling of old indoor market. Nowadays food shoppers who want to buy specific food items and meat can shop at many places around town. The significant of Eastern M...  more »
  • Nothing fantastic. Did love the smell of the Christmas trees. It's worth a visit just to say you've been there. The crepe man outside, around the back is really good. Loved his crepes, very fresh and ...  more »
  • I didn't read the reviews, just envisioned some photos and saw that there was food. When opening the door, I was disappointed to see that was typically a municipal market, but that there were no places to sit and eat, as is the case of the municipal market of São Paulo Went after the visit to the Capitol/library of Congress, as I saw it was next We decided to go straight without evaluating too. There are approximately 10-15 minutes walking. The market is relatively small, with three or four fishmongers and butchers, a flower shop, two or three fruit and vegetable stalls (but there's nothing different) and two places that sell snacks and one of them sell some snacks and the second is like a bakery with sweets. There are no tables to sit inside, leaving a few tables in the outdoor area, which is bad because of the cold. The advantage is that the price of the showcase is the final price, there's probably some fee waivers. For me, it's not worth the trip. Around there are few options of places to eat, in the absence of this.
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  • Eastern Market has a good selection of arts and crafts with a DC vibe and feel. There are also stands with fruits and vegetables which are grown locally when in season. Inside you can find meats and cheeses and handmade salads and pastas and a few places to eat. There are a decent amount of places to eat around the area as well. It's a great place to spend the afternoon or morning on a Saturday or Sunday.
  • We bought fresh fish at Southern Maryland seafood, $70.oo worth and all 3 items were very fresh. We bought a multi fruit pie and garlic bread also excellent! We went back today and bought vegetables and rib steaks! Can't wait to grill them! They looked great!
  • Interesting place to grab lunch or shop for fresh meats and cheeses. We came a weekend and walked the whole arts and crafts area which was awesome. Got some great handmade and one of a kind jewelry.
  • The flea market was awesome and full of local made goods. The covered market was really cool but mostly good for buying uncooked foods you want to prepare yourself later. There was one food vendor in the covered market but multiple outside at the flea market.
  • Hands down 'the' farmers market of DC. It's been in operation for over 100 years, survived two fires, and is still going strong. Many of the vendors are family owned and local, and it's still the best place to go on the weekend for that farmers market experience. Lots of stalls, tons of vendors selling literally almost everything you can think of, and great food options.

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