29. Eastern Market Washington DC

Posted at February 28, 2011 by 12 Comments

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Eastern Market in Washington DC should be re-named “Eastern Impulse”.  This place is less a market than it is an impulse buyer’s worst nightmare.  You may go there fully planning to get a few veggies and fruit for the week, and end up leaving with a rug, a painting, a set of jewelery, some  handmade soap, and a chihuahua.

Okay, you probably won’t find a chihuahua on sale at Eastern Market, not yet at least!

But Eastern Market is serious business I tell ya.  I love it!  It’s truly a fun thing to do in Capitol Hill DC.  I’ll take you on a quick trip of our visit there last saturday.

Eastern Market-Capitol Hill DC

It was a fun day with awesome weather.  This is a spot that you’ll definitely need to check the weather before taking the trip.

You can either shop in the indoor market and or head to the outdoor market for all types of nitnacks, jewelery, rugs, and every type of hand-made goods you can imagine.

We loved the amazing art.  Some of the stuff was a bit pricey, but you could find a host of different items in almost every imaginable price range.

It was awesome seeing so much fresh fruit in early spring.

We stopped in for a second to check out the flower vendors at the indoor Eastern Market location.  It was seriously a great time hanging out in Capitol Hill and checking out everything Eastern Market in DC has to offer.

Eastern Market, Washington DC is close to the metro and in an awesome part of town.  From the flower vendors with the most beautiful arrangement of flowers, to the arts and craft and paintings, to the handmade soaps and shea butter you won’t be dissappointed spending a day on the weekend browsing at Eastern Market.

What a fun thing to do in Washington DC.

Location:

225 7th St SE
(between S C St & S North Carolina Ave)
Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill/Southeast

http://www.easternmarket-dc.org/

Photo credits: vpickering

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12 Responses to “29. Eastern Market Washington DC”

  1. brad says:

    Love your writing Rohan. Haha, this one was quick and to the point. You have a new email subscriber! 🙂

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  2. maryann says:

    Eastern market is such an institution in the city, I’m glad it made your list. Awesome blog!

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  3. rohan says:

    Thanks guys, really glad you could stop by! 🙂

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    • Linda says:

      I just received a new copy and my first roactien is that the Figures (Illustrations) are far too small to read without a good magnifying glass.The illustrations should have been at least 50% larger. Why even bother to include them as they are? A sorry defect for a $30 book. I would have been quite happy to have paid $5 more to get a book with figures which are readily accessible.

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  4. Micky says:

    This is my ‘hood! Love the combo Farmers and Flea Market setup that Eastern Market has to offer.

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