Union Market: NE Washington DC

The Artisanal Food Market on 5th St NE

Union Market
••• Union Market. Photo by Angela N

Union Market is an artisanal food market in NE Washington DC featuring over 40 local vendors. Through a highly selective process, the market is composed of the select food artisans ranging from up-and-coming entrepreneurs to well known restaurateurs. Union Market opened its doors to the public on September 8, 2012. It is open year-round. The Angelika Pop-Up is a multi-screen cinema that uses cutting edge technology to present a mix of specialty film programming and unique events.

Drive-in movies are presented periodically throughout the year and projected on the three-story exterior wall of the Market. 

Union Market vendors include: Blue Bottle Coffee, Rappahannock Oysters Co.; Buffalo & Bergen created by well-known mixologist Gina Chersevani; an Amanda McClements'lifestyle boutique; Righteous Cheese; Peregrine Espresso; Lyon Bakery; Trickling Springs Creamery; Harvey's Market; Oh! Pickles; Almaala Farms; DC Empanadas, TaKorean and more.

Food and drink purveyors include: The Neal Place Tap + Garden featuring a selection of draft beers and cocktails; Cotton & Reed distilling a portfolio of naturally complex spirits and Masseria, a casual elegant Italian bistro. 

Dock 5 is a warehouse event venue featuring more than 12,000 square feet, 22’ high ceilings and glass garage doors. The space is directly above the artisanal marketplace. 


Address: 1309 5th Street NE Washington DC

Union Market is located just east of the NoMa Neighborhood of Washington DC, near Gallaudet Univeristy and the Noma-Gallaudet U (New York Ave) Metro Station. The area is rapidly developing and the market is surrounded by a variety of retail shops, restaurants, hotels, and entertainment venues.

Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

History of Union Market

In 1931, Union Terminal Market opened at 4th Street and Florida Avenue NE, Washington DC. It was located near the the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Freight Terminal. Meats, fish, dairy and produce were sold by approximately 700 vendors. In 1967, a new indoor market was built a few blocks away at 1309 5th Street NE, which is now the current site of revitalized Union Market. During the 1980s, many of the original merchants left the area and moved to modern distribution centers and supermarkets in the suburbs. Union Market reopened in 2012 as a pioneering urban village designed to bring people together to explore new culinary opportunities. 

Website: www.unionmarketdc.com


Union Market is owned and operated by EDENS, a company that develops, owns and operates community shopping centers in primary markets across the country. EDENS has regional headquarters in Boston, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Columbia, S.C. For additional information, visit www.edens.com.

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