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Eastern Market, Washington DC

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
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4.1/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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  • I walked here from the American Indian museum, which took about half an hour. The Capitol Hill neighborhoods made for interesting scenery. The market seems to be a hotspot for locals, which was a nice...  read more »
  • We come every 3-4 weeks, from the Maryland burbs. We get fruits and vegetables outside (start with Dunham's) and cheese (the best in DMV) and fresh pasta (delish) inside. Also, occassionally get fresh...  read more »
  • We visited the Eastern Market on a Sunday in the capital Hill section of Washington, DC. The market is an easy walk from the metro station of the same name. We were first greeted by a large flea marke...  read more »
  • The food was great, but I would not recommend going to the eastern market because of the thieves in the area. They stole my wallet while I was busy feeding my 3 kids. These people are monsters! They stole everything we had. They drove straight to Falls Church, VA Target. They used all of our cards, charging a total of almost $3000. The sad thing is that DC police and VA police department will give you the run around and make it really difficult to follow up on your case. I actually had to call Target to see if they had any footage of the thief, and Targets fraud department was very helpful in pulling all of the footage. Too bad the police doesn't seem to care to catch the perpetrator. So be very careful because this guy is still out there. He is a black male between the age of 30 to 40 years old.
  • This is a decent outdoor/indoor market with crafts and wares or "flea" atmosphere on the weekends. Locals brag that it's the best in the U.S., but like most DC boasts it's not true. The butcher is incredible. Maybe the best in DC. We've tried a variety of sausages (all in-house made), double cut pork chops and other meats and have never been disappointed. Nice selection of produce fresh herbs and flowers, especially on the weekends summer-autumn outdoors. On the weekend there are a lot of terrific craftspeople, artists, jewelry-makers, potters and photographers. There are also antique and vintage vendors. However, seems over the last 5 or 6 years the market has changed. It's becoming less and less a marketplace for antiques, artists and crafters and more for vendors selling mass produced stuff they've purchased in bulk over the internet. Maybe that's ok? I don't know but it seems that the uniqueness of Eastern Market is slipping away when I can easily find the same mass produced hats, purses, jewelry, scarves, t-shirts and Turkish towels on the internet.
  • A short walk from the hustle and bustle of the touristy areas of DC will bring you to what DC is all about. Sundays are when you want to show up and experience the full flavor of Eastern Market. All the small vendors have their tents up selling their wares along with great in season fruits and veggies. The local flavor is the draw here. You'll really get a great sense of the people and the community.
  • Such a fun and at least sorta productive way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Track down the guys selling mint limeade out there and you will not regret it. It's fresh, tangy, and absolutely delicious.
  • If you are staying on the hill, this is a great historic place to get fresh produce, meats, seafood, even hand made pasta. Albeit definitely on the high side from a frugal perspective, definitely high quality products. Also great to enjoy the air conditioning ;)
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