Food hall fever persists across the country, and developers around D.C. are particularly afflicted. Union Market, the revived market in an industrial section of Northeast, continues to be the top destination in D.C. proper, but suburbs in Maryland and Virginia boast their own collections of stalls selling comfort foods and photogenic sweets that represent a range of immigrant communities. Union Market developer Edens now has a Latin-American market, La Cosecha, just around the corner. In Foggy Bottom, Western Market will fill out its full lineup of vendors, including an anticipated follow-up cafe from the owners of essential all-day cafe, throughout the fall and winter. The Block, which started in Annandale with Taiwanese shaved ice treats and other Asian vendors, boasts outposts in North Bethesda and downtown D.C. In Arlington, Virginia, Ballston’s Quarter Market attracts big-name vendors from across the Potomac River. This map details established food halls and markets — and one shopping center that serves as Northern Virginia’s unofficial Little Vietnam.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More