Today I visited the District’s newly opened market – Union Market, in the Northeast quadrant off of Florida Ave.
It’s a beautiful new space with a great mix of vendors so far, and a welcome addition to the District’s food scene.
It might not be as well known yet as Capitol Hill’s historic Eastern Market, but it has a rich history all its own.
Union Market is a descendant of what was once D.C.’s largest and most famous covered market – Center Market.
In the late 1800s, this market was truly central to the life of the city, and situated half way between the White House and the Capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue.
So how come you’ve probably never heard of it?