by September 10, 2012 at 10:00 am 2,484 0

"Union Market"

Click for the slideshow: Union Market is finally open. (Luis Gomez Photos)

See more photos from Sunday’s celebration at Union Market. Photos by Luis Gomez Photos.

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]

The buzz around Union Market has been building for a while, and finally, DC’s new hub for culinary artisans is open. True, it’s a few miles beyond Borderstan, but I have a feeling the market will rapidly become a regular go-to-spot for a lot of people in the neighborhood.

The year-round, indoor market (which is beautiful, by the way!) runs along Neal Place NE between 5th and 6th Streets and plays host to 40 local vendors that offer everything from fresh vegetables to cheeses, oysters, meats, tacos and home decor. Some of Union Market’s vendors include Rappahannock Oysters Co., Buffalo & Bergen, Amanda McClements’ lifestyle boutique, Righteous Cheese, Peregrine Espresso, Lyon Bakery, Trickling Springs Creamery, Harvey’s Market, Oh! Pickles, Almaala Farms, DC Empanadas and TaKorean.

The official opening of Union Market took place on Saturday, September 8 and, in celebration of the opening, Union Market hosted the Second Annual DC Scoops (an annual artisan ice cream tasting event and competition) on Sunday, September 9.

Looking to grab something for lunch at the new food hotspot? Unfortunately, Union Market is only open Friday through Sunday for now. However, in November, the Market will expand its operating hours and open six days a week.

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