Welcome to the famed D.C Eastern Market, the bustling marketplace established in 1873 that sets as a cornerstone part of Capitol Hill. Located on 7th Street, this iconic market sits completely unique and full of personality, a restored red brick building that has been helping tourists and locals alike shop locally, immerse themselves in the local culture and fill their stomachs for over 136 years now. At the Eastern Market, you can eat, shop, and mingle with locals, with several different regular events weekly. Take part in the daily South Hall Market, the Fresh Tuesday Market, the Weekend Farmer's Line, the Weekend Outdoor Market, or the Weekend Craft Fair.
While walking around in what we consider to be living history, you can also shop for local fresh made items such as pasta, desserts, locally grown produce, meats, and cheeses, as well as local crafts, home decor, body products, and even flowers. This DC staple is like a giant Farmers Market mixed with an upscale Craft Fair, perfect for your group to get to know the local people, agriculture, and economy. If you are here for one of the bigger weekend market events then prepare yourselves for an even better time with live music and tons of local flair, each weekend showing over 100 exhibits of homemade arts, crafts, jewelry, and antiques on top of all the great food.
The prices here range from completely budget-friendly to a little more pricey, depending on what you are buying, but overall we think this is perfect, for both your budget and your sense of adventure, the spot for a hearty, culture-filled brunch.