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Union Market, Washington DC

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
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4.1/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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  • Beautiful architecture and great history. Recently renovated in February 2016. Houses chain eateries and upscale stores. Good place to wait for bus or metro. 
  • Union Market is a fun place to visit as it is located in a great area that is just beginning to gentrify. Another plus is the fact that the Market has lots of free parking. Unfortunately, most of the ...  read more »
  • I tried a couple of things here that were just okay. There are tons of people and not a lot of places to sit. I would also say that I was expecting more specialty foods you can buy and cook (like a go...  read more »
  • The market looks nice. It's clean and well organized but lacks the character of other American markets like Philly's Reading Terminal or LA's Original Farmer's Market. Union Market's selection of vendors is quite small. So in comparison to others it's rather boring and definitely over-priced (for the most part). And Union Market is not centrally located which makes it out of the way for a lot of people. However, they do have an excellent bakery, Lyon Bakery. Their breads are the very best in DC AND fairly priced! Compared to the bakery at Dupont Farmer's Market (outrageously high prices) Lyon Bakery is the absolute best for quality and value. Their staff are very friendly and know their product. They're extremely helpful. You can special order items like brioche for pick-up in a day or two at UM. We also love Red Apron. Their sandwiches are delicious and they have a wonderful variety if beers. Plus their staff are knowledgeable, friendly and care about their customers. Takorean is truly creative and very very good. Really nice people. For flowers, meats, fish and produce (poor selection of fruits & veggies) we find Union Market extremely expensive and much prefer our local farmer's markets or Eastern Market. They also have some interesting special events from cooking demos to yoga. Check out Union Market's website or Facebook page for details. On the weekends parking is quite difficult. So is maneuvering inside the market itself. For this reason we only visit in the morning on Sat/Sun and leave before it gets crazy. We've been told there are Amish merchants at Union Market. It's a complete mystery. We've never seen them on a weekday afternoon nor Saturday morning. Speaking of markets and Amish there's an excellent Amish Market just north of Rockville, MD in Germantown.
  • Nice place to visit if you're in the market for a food related gift, artisanal cheeses / jams etc. actually a bit smaller than the hype would lead you to believe - probably about 25 or so stalls / shops in total - but still a decent choice. Seating outside if the weather is good and you want to eat what you've just bought. Also now have a small 'food truck' selling alcoholic drinks.
  • I needed to give a friend my credit card to stop buying food. Best brisket I've ever had. The takorean place is delicious. So many good deserts. I can't wait to go back
  • I'm a big fan of union market. There are a number of great shopping destinations like Salt and Sundry, and it's really fun to get a drink or a meal here. It's like a high end, yet laid back mall. It's also a great place to bring kids.
  • Good selection of food booths/stores. A nice playground for kids outside. Parking was easy on the one time we have been early on a Sunday morning
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