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A bowl of noodles from Yoko & Kota inside the Roost
A bowl of noodles from Yoko & Kota inside the Roost in Capitol Hill.
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14 Food Halls Around D.C.

Where to find New York-style pizza, Texas barbecue, hot chicken sandwiches, and Taiwanese-style shaved ice

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A bowl of noodles from Yoko & Kota inside the Roost in Capitol Hill.
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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.

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1. The Spot Asian Food Hall

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255 N Washington St
Rockville, MD 20850

The Spot in Rockville’s wide-ranging options — from Taiwanese fried crispy squid to matcha egg waffle cones — are inspired by similar markets in Hong Kong. This Asian food hall is a source for trendy desserts like fish-shaped taiyaki treats at Alpaca Dessert and foamy milk tea from Taiwanese tea chain Gong Cha. More substantial meals include poke bowls with a yuzu jalapeno sauce at Poki DC, fried chicken or seafood from CheersCut, hand-pulled noodles from Mian, and Japanese donburi from Tamashi. The Spot Mini, a scaled-down outpost with ramen, poke, and tea, caters to University of Maryland students in College Park.

2. Spice Village

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2501 Centreville Rd
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 817-2622
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Out in Herndon, this all-halal food hall houses vendors for steakhouse fare, Chinese food, Nashville hot chicken, burgers, and a range of Afghan and Pakistani dishes.

3. miXt Food Hall

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3809 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood, MD 20722
(240) 681-0976
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Located in the spot that used to be Savor at Studio 3807 — Prince George’s County’s first food hall — miXt Food Hall features both the old and the new. The Little Miner Taco stand remains, where diners can choose from its viral quesabirria tacos (and birria burritos and birria cheesesteaks) alongside hearty dishes like carne asada fries. New options include Relish Market, described as a “year-round indoor farmers market,” and new options for Vigilante Coffee drinis (miXt Drink) and local beer or cocktails (miXt Brew).

Beef birria tacos with consomé from Little Miner Taco
Beef birria tacos with consomé from Little Miner Taco
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4. Tastemakers

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2800 10th St NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 248-4721
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The historically sleepy Brookland neighborhood got a major dining boost in 2018 with the arrival of this tiny food hall and restaurant incubator. The former factory accommodates a wide range while filling stalls with homegrown vendors. Captain Cookie offers warm treats and ice cream sandwiches every day of the week. Bullfrog Bagels is a regular presence, along with OMG Latin Flavors.

Tastemakers food hall
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5. La Cosecha

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1280 4th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

This contemporary Latin-American marketplace near Union Market contains everything from street food to a Michelin-starred tasting menu. Sip on aguas frescas and margaritas at the Serenata cocktail bar, snack on pupusas from La Casita, and enjoy vegan food from Mita. Grand Cata has a South American-centric wine shop and market. Las Gemelas, a twin set of projects from the owners of Espita in Shaw, includes a taqueria on one end of the market and a fancier bar that serves Southern Mexican seafood dishes and mezcal cocktails.

6. Union Market

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1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(301) 347-3998
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Standing on the site of the old Union Terminal Market, which debuted outdoors in 1931, the current form of D.C.’s preeminent food hall has been attracting huge crowds to Northeast since opening its renovated form in 2012. Stalwarts of the market include Buffalo and Bergen, for New York-style bagels and deli fare; Red Apron Butcher, for charcuterie and “porkstrami” sandwiches, Fava Pot, for Egyptian koshary and meze; the District Fishwife, for sustainable shrimp banh mis. 2Fiftys, an offshoot of hit Riverdale Park brisket hub 2Fifty Texas BBQ, offers a small menu of smoked meats.

The new 2Fifty’s stand inside Union Market sells a tight menu that includes sandwiches and a three-meat platter
The new 2Fifty’s stand inside Union Market sells a tight menu that includes sandwiches and a three-meat platter 
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7. Western Market

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2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #3500
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 452-0924
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The highly anticipated, 12,300-square-foot food hall near George Washington University and the World Bank is rolling out its first vendors in fall 2021. That includes outposts of Capo Deli, which drew notice over the pandemic for its Fauci Pouchy to-go cocktails, along with Arepa Zone and fast-expanding hot chicken sandwich brand Roaming Rooster. Rawish, a juice bar from the owners of Maryland-based Gangster Vegan, will cater to vegan customers. Nim Ali is bringing along its loaded Guatemalan hot dogs. Farther out, the owners of essential all-day cafe Ellē will introduce a stall called Tigerella.

A fried chicken sandwich from Roaming Rooster
Roaming Rooster is one of the highlights at Western Market
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8. Assembly

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1700 N Moore St
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 419-3156
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This Rosslyn food hall from Chicago-based DMK Restaurants opened its doors to the public in late August. Unlike other food halls where diners might wander from stall to stall, Assembly seats customers at tables where they can order food directly to their seats using a QR code. The 625-seat space was designed to appeal to remote workers, with daytime food options ranging from coffee, pastries, and quick lunch bites. In total, Assembly boasts six different food “concepts” ranging from tacos to Asian street food to grain bowls. There’s a beer, wine, and cocktail menu as well, and happy hour specials are offered at its indoor lounge and outdoor terrace.

A fried chicken cutlet sandwich with lemon tarragon mayonnaise from Great Lakes Diner at the new Assembly food hall in Rosslyn
A fried chicken cutlet sandwich with lemon tarragon mayonnaise from Great Lakes Diner at the new Assembly food hall in Rosslyn 
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9. Eastern Market

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225 7th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 698-5253
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This Capitol Hill landmark that conveniently has a namesake Metro Stop on the Blue Line first opened in 1873. A fire in 2007 called for a two-year renovation that resulted in the building’s current form. Vendors inside the South Hall Market are more focussed on the grocery side of business, with several selling high quality produce, meat, and fish. It’s worth waiting in line at the Market Lunch for famous buckwheat blueberry pancakes and mean soft shell crab sandwiches. Just remember to bring cash. On weekends, vendors set up tents outside to sell goods from the farm. You’ll also find street a rotating cast of street vendors cranking out flat-top burritos, mobile doughnuts, and more.

10. The Roost

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1401 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003

This long-awaited Capitol Hill food hall from Neighborhood Restaurant Group features an impressive range: tacos, sushi, burgers, beer, salads, and sweets. Order it all via QR code from a a seat at Shelter beer garden, which boasts 50 draft lines and an extensive list of low-ABV picks. Slice Joint offers some of the best New York-stlye pizza in the area. Cameo stocks specialty coffee and seasonal drinks. Sushi counter Ako makes creative rolls topped plantains and truffle oil. There are also Red Apron burgers, German-leaning bowls from Top Chef competitor Brittanny Anderson at Leni, and a range of dumplings and noodle bowls from Erik Bruner-Yang’s Yoko & Kota.

A donburi bowl from Ako at the Roost
A donburi bowl from Ako at the Roost
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11. Quarter Market

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4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
VA 22203, United States

This smartly curated food court in the redeveloped Ballston Quarter complex is where acclaimed D.C. chefs go to experiment with quick eats. Moon Rabbit chef Kevin Tien sells Sichuan-style hot chicken sandwiches at Hot Lola’s, the Timber Pizza Co. crew turns out their version of New York-style pies with Turu’s, and Rogi makes inventive pierogi that adopt the flavors of Reuben sandwiches or Maryland steamed crabs.

A sandwich from Hot Lola’s
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12. Eden Center

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6751 Wilson Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22044
(703) 204-4600
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The indoor-outdoor home to some of of D.C.’s essential Vietnamese restaurants includes the always-packed Rice Paper, Thanh Son Tofu, and Hai Duong (known for its clay pot rice). The decades-old center in suburbia is evolving to meet millennial preferences, adding bubble tea shops that blare EDM music and its first-ever chain (Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot).

Specialty shops and restaurants line every hall of Eden Center.
Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

13. The Block (Multiple locations)

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4221 John Marr Dr
Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 942-5076
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The Northern Virginia suburb of Annandale is known for a heavy concentration of Korean restaurants, but this small food hall has a nice mix of vendors selling all kinds of Asian specialties. There’s a reliable poke chain, PokeWorks, and a comfort food spot called Balo that serves everything from chicken wings to banh mi and curry laksa soup. There’s also soft serve, ice cream, and shaved ice from Sno Cream, a dumpling and hibachi shop, and a bar with solid happy hour specials round out the options. In downtown D.C., a scaled-down version of the Block offers Fil-Am fast food from Pogiboy, Asian-American pastries from Rose Ave., and another bar.

14. epiQ Food Hall

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14067 Noblewood Plaza
Woodbridge, VA 22193
(703) 740-8770
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The Woodbridge food hall opened in April 2021 with a 14 vendors. Highlights include Bonfire Chicken, which serves up fried chicken wings and sandwiches, a fish and chip shop aptly named London Chippy, and Mr. Big’s Seafood, a Cajun spot serving seafood buckets piled with everything from shrimp to mussels to lobster tails.

1. The Spot Asian Food Hall

255 N Washington St, Rockville, MD 20850

The Spot in Rockville’s wide-ranging options — from Taiwanese fried crispy squid to matcha egg waffle cones — are inspired by similar markets in Hong Kong. This Asian food hall is a source for trendy desserts like fish-shaped taiyaki treats at Alpaca Dessert and foamy milk tea from Taiwanese tea chain Gong Cha. More substantial meals include poke bowls with a yuzu jalapeno sauce at Poki DC, fried chicken or seafood from CheersCut, hand-pulled noodles from Mian, and Japanese donburi from Tamashi. The Spot Mini, a scaled-down outpost with ramen, poke, and tea, caters to University of Maryland students in College Park.

255 N Washington St
Rockville, MD 20850

2. Spice Village

2501 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171

Out in Herndon, this all-halal food hall houses vendors for steakhouse fare, Chinese food, Nashville hot chicken, burgers, and a range of Afghan and Pakistani dishes.

2501 Centreville Rd
Herndon, VA 20171

3. miXt Food Hall

3809 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722
Beef birria tacos with consomé from Little Miner Taco
Beef birria tacos with consomé from Little Miner Taco
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

Located in the spot that used to be Savor at Studio 3807 — Prince George’s County’s first food hall — miXt Food Hall features both the old and the new. The Little Miner Taco stand remains, where diners can choose from its viral quesabirria tacos (and birria burritos and birria cheesesteaks) alongside hearty dishes like carne asada fries. New options include Relish Market, described as a “year-round indoor farmers market,” and new options for Vigilante Coffee drinis (miXt Drink) and local beer or cocktails (miXt Brew).

3809 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood, MD 20722

4. Tastemakers

2800 10th St NE, Washington, DC 20017
Tastemakers food hall
Tastemakers/official photo

The historically sleepy Brookland neighborhood got a major dining boost in 2018 with the arrival of this tiny food hall and restaurant incubator. The former factory accommodates a wide range while filling stalls with homegrown vendors. Captain Cookie offers warm treats and ice cream sandwiches every day of the week. Bullfrog Bagels is a regular presence, along with OMG Latin Flavors.

2800 10th St NE
Washington, DC 20017

5. La Cosecha

1280 4th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

This contemporary Latin-American marketplace near Union Market contains everything from street food to a Michelin-starred tasting menu. Sip on aguas frescas and margaritas at the Serenata cocktail bar, snack on pupusas from La Casita, and enjoy vegan food from Mita. Grand Cata has a South American-centric wine shop and market. Las Gemelas, a twin set of projects from the owners of Espita in Shaw, includes a taqueria on one end of the market and a fancier bar that serves Southern Mexican seafood dishes and mezcal cocktails.

1280 4th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

6. Union Market

1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
The new 2Fifty’s stand inside Union Market sells a tight menu that includes sandwiches and a three-meat platter
The new 2Fifty’s stand inside Union Market sells a tight menu that includes sandwiches and a three-meat platter 
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

Standing on the site of the old Union Terminal Market, which debuted outdoors in 1931, the current form of D.C.’s preeminent food hall has been attracting huge crowds to Northeast since opening its renovated form in 2012. Stalwarts of the market include Buffalo and Bergen, for New York-style bagels and deli fare; Red Apron Butcher, for charcuterie and “porkstrami” sandwiches, Fava Pot, for Egyptian koshary and meze; the District Fishwife, for sustainable shrimp banh mis. 2Fiftys, an offshoot of hit Riverdale Park brisket hub 2Fifty Texas BBQ, offers a small menu of smoked meats.

1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

7. Western Market

2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #3500, Washington, DC 20006
A fried chicken sandwich from Roaming Rooster
Roaming Rooster is one of the highlights at Western Market
Roaming Rooster [official]

The highly anticipated, 12,300-square-foot food hall near George Washington University and the World Bank is rolling out its first vendors in fall 2021. That includes outposts of Capo Deli, which drew notice over the pandemic for its Fauci Pouchy to-go cocktails, along with Arepa Zone and fast-expanding hot chicken sandwich brand Roaming Rooster. Rawish, a juice bar from the owners of Maryland-based Gangster Vegan, will cater to vegan customers. Nim Ali is bringing along its loaded Guatemalan hot dogs. Farther out, the owners of essential all-day cafe Ellē will introduce a stall called Tigerella.

2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #3500
Washington, DC 20006

8. Assembly

1700 N Moore St, Arlington, VA 22209
A fried chicken cutlet sandwich with lemon tarragon mayonnaise from Great Lakes Diner at the new Assembly food hall in Rosslyn
A fried chicken cutlet sandwich with lemon tarragon mayonnaise from Great Lakes Diner at the new Assembly food hall in Rosslyn 
Deb Lindsey/For the Assembly

This Rosslyn food hall from Chicago-based DMK Restaurants opened its doors to the public in late August. Unlike other food halls where diners might wander from stall to stall, Assembly seats customers at tables where they can order food directly to their seats using a QR code. The 625-seat space was designed to appeal to remote workers, with daytime food options ranging from coffee, pastries, and quick lunch bites. In total, Assembly boasts six different food “concepts” ranging from tacos to Asian street food to grain bowls. There’s a beer, wine, and cocktail menu as well, and happy hour specials are offered at its indoor lounge and outdoor terrace.

1700 N Moore St
Arlington, VA 22209

9. Eastern Market

225 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

This Capitol Hill landmark that conveniently has a namesake Metro Stop on the Blue Line first opened in 1873. A fire in 2007 called for a two-year renovation that resulted in the building’s current form. Vendors inside the South Hall Market are more focussed on the grocery side of business, with several selling high quality produce, meat, and fish. It’s worth waiting in line at the Market Lunch for famous buckwheat blueberry pancakes and mean soft shell crab sandwiches. Just remember to bring cash. On weekends, vendors set up tents outside to sell goods from the farm. You’ll also find street a rotating cast of street vendors cranking out flat-top burritos, mobile doughnuts, and more.

225 7th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

10. The Roost

1401 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003
A donburi bowl from Ako at the Roost
A donburi bowl from Ako at the Roost
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

This long-awaited Capitol Hill food hall from Neighborhood Restaurant Group features an impressive range: tacos, sushi, burgers, beer, salads, and sweets. Order it all via QR code from a a seat at Shelter beer garden, which boasts 50 draft lines and an extensive list of low-ABV picks. Slice Joint offers some of the best New York-stlye pizza in the area. Cameo stocks specialty coffee and seasonal drinks. Sushi counter Ako makes creative rolls topped plantains and truffle oil. There are also Red Apron burgers, German-leaning bowls from Top Chef competitor Brittanny Anderson at Leni, and a range of dumplings and noodle bowls from Erik Bruner-Yang’s Yoko & Kota.

1401 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003

11. Quarter Market

4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203, United States
A sandwich from Hot Lola’s
Hot Lola’s [official]

This smartly curated food court in the redeveloped Ballston Quarter complex is where acclaimed D.C. chefs go to experiment with quick eats. Moon Rabbit chef Kevin Tien sells Sichuan-style hot chicken sandwiches at Hot Lola’s, the Timber Pizza Co. crew turns out their version of New York-style pies with Turu’s, and Rogi makes inventive pierogi that adopt the flavors of Reuben sandwiches or Maryland steamed crabs.

4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
VA 22203, United States

12. Eden Center

6751 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044
Specialty shops and restaurants line every hall of Eden Center.
Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

The indoor-outdoor home to some of of D.C.’s essential Vietnamese restaurants includes the always-packed Rice Paper, Thanh Son Tofu, and Hai Duong (known for its clay pot rice). The decades-old center in suburbia is evolving to meet millennial preferences, adding bubble tea shops that blare EDM music and its first-ever chain (Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot).

6751 Wilson Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22044

13. The Block (Multiple locations)

4221 John Marr Dr, Annandale, VA 22003

The Northern Virginia suburb of Annandale is known for a heavy concentration of Korean restaurants, but this small food hall has a nice mix of vendors selling all kinds of Asian specialties. There’s a reliable poke chain, PokeWorks, and a comfort food spot called Balo that serves everything from chicken wings to banh mi and curry laksa soup. There’s also soft serve, ice cream, and shaved ice from Sno Cream, a dumpling and hibachi shop, and a bar with solid happy hour specials round out the options. In downtown D.C., a scaled-down version of the Block offers Fil-Am fast food from Pogiboy, Asian-American pastries from Rose Ave., and another bar.

4221 John Marr Dr
Annandale, VA 22003

14. epiQ Food Hall

14067 Noblewood Plaza, Woodbridge, VA 22193

The Woodbridge food hall opened in April 2021 with a 14 vendors. Highlights include Bonfire Chicken, which serves up fried chicken wings and sandwiches, a fish and chip shop aptly named London Chippy, and Mr. Big’s Seafood, a Cajun spot serving seafood buckets piled with everything from shrimp to mussels to lobster tails.

14067 Noblewood Plaza
Woodbridge, VA 22193

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