Union Market DC

Union Market of DC is an authentic market of culture and commerce. A true vision, this gathering place serves as an inviting melting pot of old world heritage and new world opportunities. This authentic district expands beyond its culinary origins to include music, retail, hotel and residential uses. Currently, more than 100 businesses employ 1,500 people in food production and distribution. It is a rare place in the city where a wide variety of ethnic groups and diverse social-economic groups come together.

You can spend days wandering around from stand to stand trying different foods and products from local, artisanal producers. Here’s a handy guide to help you:

All Things Olive –  All Things Olive brings you the freshest extra virgin olive oil available from the coastal hills and central valleys of California. At All Things Olive, you’ll also find wonderful barrel-aged vinegars/wine, apple cider, and balsamic, along with a variety of tapenades and salts and spices from around the world.

Alnaala Farms – Tomatoes, peaches, okra, grapes and more are harvested on Abedalelah Almaala’s Eastern Shore farms. This business has been a vibrant shop at Union Market since 1996.


Buffalo Bergen – “Mixtress” Gina Chersevani brings her mixology roots and skills to the DC market, where she stirs up classics: egg creams, malts and phosphates.

Cordial Fine Wines and Beers – Cordial hand selects fine wines and beer from local vineyards, craft breweries and other smaller producers, focusing on making local, artisan libations available to all.

Curbside Cupcakes – DC residents Sam and Kristi Whitfield brought their mobile cupcakery indoors. Here you can find delicious cupcakes and assorted desserts made specially for the Union Market.

DC Empanadas – Guatemalan-born Anna and her husband Shawn are delivering unique and unexpected empanadas. With traditional fillings and more creative “around the world” choices, the possibilities of local ingredients are endless.

DC Mediterranean Corner – Imported from the Middle East, from the humus and tabbouleh salad to the spinach pies, every bite you take elicits memories of the Mediterranean.

DC Sharp – DC Sharp offers one of the largest selections of quality cutlery on the east coast.  They are one of the few shops in the country that practices sharpening by hand using traditional techniques and Japanese waterstones.


Gone Native – Featuring ultra-premium, small batch pantry goods made using locally sourced ingredients. From vibrant jams to mayonnaise to pasta sauce, each product is a celebration of goodness preserved.

Goshen – Goshen’s juice bar and vegan delicacies offer a fresh and healthy way to help you feel your best.

Harvey’s Fresh Meat – Harvey’s focus is to bring fresh, sustainable, local meats while also providing custom cuts and ready to cook items.

Lyon Bakery – Lyon is now making their famous hearty, rustic loaves with a deep golden crunchy crust available to locals.

Neopol – Neopol is a family-owned and operated producer of artisanal smoked salmon and gourmet foods

Peregrine Espresso – Over the past four years, Peregrine Espresso has earned mentions among Food & Wine’s List of America’s Best Coffee Bars and Bon Appetit’s 10 Best Boutique Coffee Shops.


Rappahannock Oyster Bar – For more than 100 years, the Rappahannock Oyster Co., owned and operated by the Croxton family has celebrated the concept of artisanal small plates and world-class oysters and clams.


Red Apron – Red Apron only serves meats and meat products from animals that are sustainably raised without antibiotics or hormones and certified humanely treated.


Righteous Cheese – Righteous Cheese brings the best cheeses to food-lovers and offers delicious pairings of fruit and wine.

Salt & Sundry – The lifestyle shop features a beautifully curated selection of tableware, linens, artisanal foods and one-of-a-kind vintage finds.

SoUp – More than 75 varieties of healthy soups prepared with fresh, locally-grown vegetables, herbs, and spices.

Takorean – Asian inspired taco stand blending Korean BBQ with a Mexican twist.

Trickling Springs Creamery -Trickling Springs Creamery offers organic and all-natural ice cream created in small batches to allow a true focus on quality and freshness in DC.

Union Market
1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002