In September, the newly renovated Union Market
near Galludet University's campus opened its doors as D.C.'s newest artisanal food market. With spare decor accented by concrete floors and a chandelier made out of recycled water bottles from artist Dan Steinhilber and his apprentice Miles Thomas
, the 25,000-square-foot venue is available to host events on a case-by-case basis. More than 40 local vendors have set up shop at Union Market, including Rappahannock Oysters Company mixologist Gina Chersevani's soda shop and bar Buffalo & Bergen; Trickling Springs Creamery; Lyon Bakery; Righteous Cheese; an outpost of local chain Peregrine Espresso; and stalls for food trucks TaKorean and D.C. Empanadas.
Photo: Courtesy of Edens