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Eastern Market

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Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
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Address: 7th St. & North Carolina Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
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+1 202-698-5253
07:00 - 19:00
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Farmer's Market

This is a cool, historic market. It's sort of random and eclectic, which a lot of people like. I've never had the blueberry pancakes, but if you want some, you have to get there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 June 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

The Eastern market is great to pick up fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses, charcuterie, etc. There are many outdoor stalls selling arts & crafts, pictures, jewelry, etc. It can be interesting for visitors to the District who want to buy a painting or a photograph and the Eastern Market area, as well as Barracks Row across, have good restaurants. Besides that,... More 

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Sayre, PA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

We made a special trip here on our way home from the city and found the prices of the produce high compared to our area back home and nothing of interest for my teen grandkids even on a Saturday. The parking situation is very bad and I would not bother visiting again.

Thank 2seniorcitizens
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

First of all, Eastern Market is not a huge, sprawling city market like you might find in other cities. The historic market was one of three that were established in the late 19th Century around Washington to serve local neighborhoods and it's been at the same location for over 130 years. It is an architectural gem that we love. I... More 

3 Thank ScottInIndia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Not many stores. Mainly fish stores. One decent restaurant. Not what I had expected Cannot compare to other markets in big cities

Thank diego r
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

This is a cool, historic market. It's sort of random and eclectic, which a lot of people like. I've never had the blueberry pancakes, but if you want some, you have to get there super early! Bring a shopping bag and pick up some artwork and fun, unique souvenirs.

3 Thank QuickWhitTravel
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

I've loved going to Eastern Market for years, and today's visit while in town for the weekend was no different. We used to go weekly when we lived in the area to buy produce, cheeses, and meats in addition to cards and gifts. Market Lunch is a must for a yummy breakfast (blue bucks or the brick) and the card... More 

2 Thank Betsying
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

Stop by on a recent business and pleasure visit. If I lived in DC ..I'd be frequenting this place. Great veggies and fruits and the meat market and bakery inside looked to die for. Fun arts and crafts as well as yard sale finds. Great people working on the out door booths, from all over.

Thank Debra M
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Definitely worth the stop. A nice mix of fresh produce, homemade art/jewelry, and artisan foods. Prices are reasonable for any market like this. Make sure to check out the indoor and outdoor parts. Bathrooms located inside with an ATM. Make sure not to get there too close to closing ~5-6pm as many vendors pack up pretty early. There are also... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

We have been here numerous times in the past, and have always enjoyed the market. The weather was perfect, so this made the experience must more enjoyable. Prices are high compared to what I am used to, but this is DC. A leisurely way to spend an hour.

1 Thank Tom B
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Great selection with something for everyone. Artwork, food, clothing, jewelry at all different price ranges. Also has some great cafes and restaurants.

Thank Stephanie S

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