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food markets/shear madness/

Does DC have a food marketplace something like Seattle's Pike Place or NYC's Chelsea Market? Instead a full sit down restaurant meal, sometimes we opt to grab bread, cheese, dessert, etc. before heading back to the hotel at the end of the day. Any ideas?

Also regarding Shear Madness, It appears appropriate for 12/13 year olds. Am I correct? Are there any other shows to consider?

We will be visiting 11/22 - 11/27 - just before Thanksgiving. Are the crowds usually thinner at this time of year?

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1. Re: food markets/shear madness/

I think Union Market would fit the bill, but I have not been there personally; it's fairly new, at least in the current incarnation.

http://unionmarketdc.com/market/artisans/

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YES!!!! Thank you. That's perfect. I saw union station, but not union market. Thank you

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3. Re: food markets/shear madness/

Eastern market on Capital Hill is a great visit on the weekends and might be easier to get to with public transportation than Union Market. Union Market is a bit more high end than Eastern but Eastern is not down scale by any stretch.

The best food market in the local area is the Baltimore Farmer's market on Sunday mornings.

Dupont Circle has a farmers market as well on I think Sunday's.

Edited: 23 October 2013, 20:59
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You can do a great job putting together bread, cheese, etc at one of the Whole Foods, which might be more convenient to your hotel than Union Market over in NE. Whole Foods also has many fresh prepared items and a buffet. As well as seating if you want to eat there.

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But depending on where you are staying, most down town grocery stores - Whole Foods, Harris Teeter, etc. will have a very good selection of cheese, meats, breads & sweets. Eastern Market is worth a trip on weekends when there are artists, crafts, truck farmers & flea market, or if you want an Amish chicken to roast or specialty lamb chops, but don't go out of your way for daily provisions.

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Hi- Union Market isn't really that great for what you want as it not near but one hotel. It's accessible by the Red Line Metro but a dodgy walk, I mean I wouldn't do it when it's dark and I've lived in DC for a long time. I'd second the suggestions to head to the Whole Foods, like on P Street, for a make shift meal. Depends on your hotel location. Where is it?

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7. Re: food markets/shear madness/

Also Cowgirl Creamery, in Penn Quarter - they have a zillion artisan cheeses, fresh crusty bread, and some takeout-ready food (tasty sandwiches).

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I also forgot Glen's Garden Market in Dupont. If your hotel is there, it could meet your needs.

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FYI, most days there are half-price tickets available for Shear Madness at Ticketplace. culturecapital.tix.com/ActSelection.asp…

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10. Re: food markets/shear madness/

Union market has a shuttle as well. Had the Korean tacos on Friday - not bad at all BUT based upon the original post, I think Eastern Market (esp. on a weekend) might be closer to what they are looking for.

Union Market also has a farmer's market but I'm not sure of the hours.