Food hall fever has taken over the country, and developers around D.C. are particularly afflicted. Union Market is the top destination in D.C. proper, but thriving immigrant communities in the suburbs have produced their own collections of stalls selling comfort foods and photogenic sweets.
The food market bubble is expanding rapidly: Union Market developer Edens is opening phases of a Latin-American market, La Cosecha, in the same industrial stretch of Northeast throughout later summer and early fall. An outpost of the Block, Annandale’s collection of hip Asian stalls, will soon compete with the Spot and Pike Kitchen near Rockville. Northern Virginia, which just welcomed Quarter Market in Ballston, is getting new food halls in Alexandria and Rosslyn. Smorgasburg, an outdoor Saturday market that’s already taken New York and L.A. by storm, just landed in Navy Yard.
This list details established food halls and markets — and one shopping center that serves as Northern Virginia’s unofficial Little Vietnam.Read More