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Northeast’s Sprawling Latin American Market Will Finally Open This Week

Starting Thursday, La Cosecha will begin a four-day weekly schedule

A wide view of the La Cosecha market packed with people
La Cosecha was packed for a preview party a few weeks ago.
Rey Lopez/For La Cosecha

The massive Latin American market right next to Union Market is finally ready to begin its first phase. La Cosecha announced today it will open its doors October 3, starting a four-day, Thursday-through-Sunday schedule with a bunch of pop-ups for vendors representing cuisines, cocktails, wines, clothing, and home goods from across Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Union Market developer Edens is running the sibling market (1280 Fourth Street NE), which attracted a packed crowd for a preview party three weeks ago. The buzz has been building since January, when the Washington Post reported the first crop of chefs and businesses attached to the market. To start, La Cosecha will open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays; from 11 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Zona E Home (specialty items, textiles, and furniture from Colombian natives Paula and Alvaro Sierra) and NOVA BOSSA (art, decor, and fashion from Brazilian native Carolina Furukrona) will open Thursday, too.

Here’s a look at what to expect from food vendors:

Opening with pop-up menus

  • Mosaico: Previously unannounced, this stall comes from the owners of Arepa Zone in Union Market. It will start out selling Venezuelan street foods beyond arepas (pastelitos, empanadas, mandocas, and Latin-style hot dogs).
  • Serenata: The cocktail bar from the owners of Colada Shop will showcase rare spirits (think Amazonian gin) and classy bar snacks that represent of a range Latin American countries. Serenata expects to open in full by October 10.
  • Peruvian Brothers: The popular food truck will have a place that eventually sells Peruvian sandwiches, empanadas, desserts, and hot sauces.
  • La Casita: The pupuseria will serve Salvadoran street foods commonly found in markets.
  • Amparo: Oyamel alum Christian Irabién is paying tribute to the former seafood-centric Mexican restaurant run by his grandfather in El Paso.
  • El Cielo: Colombian chef Juan Manuel Barrientos already has locations of this modernist kitchen in Miami and Medellín, Colombia.
  • FILOS Bakery: This Mexican-German bakery will sell mash-ups like guava-stuffed streuselkuchen.

Not opening yet

  • Zumo: The daytime juice bar component of the centrally-located bar that houses Serenata won’t open yet.
  • Café Unido: The Panamanian brand run in part by one of the country’s top-rated chefs will sell super high-end coffee and cafe food.
  • Ali Pacha: This Bolivian fine-dining restaurant is vegan.
  • Grand Cata: The outpost of the Shaw wine with Puerto Rican and Chilean owners features sustainable grapes from Latin America.

La Cosecha

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