Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
Made the trip to Union Market yet? The gleaming, reincarnated, indoor food market off of Florida Avenue NE is a veritable playground for, well, anyone with taste buds. It’s all too easy to while away a couple hours perusing this ginormous warehouse filled with artisanal food and drinks, from pickles to chocolate milk to empanadas.
Even if you've already explored a bit, a lot has changed since the market's doors opened in September. The adorable Salt & Sundry lifestyle boutique is open for business, as is mixologist extraordinaire Gina Chersevani's new soda shop.
Even better? Now the market is open five days a week for all your shopping needs. Coming soon: Co Co. Sala's new chocolate boutique, a contemporary American restaurant from New York chef John Mooney — who plans to grow produce in a rooftop garden on site — and maybe even a reopened Capital City Diner, the beloved late-night greasy spoon formerly in Trinidad (it was purchased by Union Market's developers in April).
While the market will continue to evolve, we’ve got some hints to help you make the most of your next visit. Read on for the how-to, whether you're checking off items for your fridge, your holiday shopping list, or your own personal foodie bucket list.
Where: 1309 5th Street NE; no phone.
Narrowing down which new fall bag will become your wear-every-day standout is as tough as figuring out if you're doing chicken or beef at Chipotle (come on — you know that's hard). But, Etienne Aigner has made that handbag decision-making process a whole lot easier.
Today, the NYC-based line launched its latest read
I recently watched the movie Reality Bites, mostly because it’s rad and I have a (potentially unhealthy) obsession with the '90s (the music! the fashion!). But, let’s talk about one of the biggest takeaways from that film: Winona Ryder’s flawless, even-toned skin. Such porcelain perfection is almost impossible for us read