DC doesn’t have anything like Baltimore’s Lexington Market or Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market. There’s Eastern Market, w/a small number of vendors, and the various Farmers’ Markets that open up around the city for one day a week.
Union Market is an attempt to remedy that deficiency. It was established by an 50-year-old property development company called EDENS. Inc., which creates “friendly, stress free environments with a strategic mix of shopping, dining, and gathering spaces that’s just right for their communities.”
The firm has an admirable track record.
District Fishwife has a shop in the Market. You can buy fresh fish to go, or eat on site.
And here are District Fishwife’s Fish and Chips. The beer-battered blue catfish fillets were very, very good. The coating on the fish stayed crisp to the end, and the chips had an unusual, twisty shape. Another first-rate lunch.