Neighborhoods in the District: Eastern Market

Eastern Market is the oldest continually operating fresh food public market in DC, and is also an area filled with culture and history – a great place to stop on a sunny day. Located on the Blue andOrangelines in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, Eastern Market provides unique eats and treats for the passerby looking to explore a hidden gem in the city.

Eastern Market: Located right near the metro stop, Eastern Market is the place to find anything from fresh flowers and produce to unique crafts and art. Wander through the indoor market to pick up your groceries for the week, than step outside to find vendors with one of a kind pieces that make fantastic presents.

Banana Café: Banana Cafe and Piano Bar is a restaurant located just a block from the Eastern Market metro stop and serves delicious Cuban, Mexican and Puerto Rican food. With an outdoor patio, and live entertainment every night, it provides dinner and a show at affordable prices. Arrive early on Monday’s Open Mic night to grab a seat on the outdoor patio before listening to up and comers from the DC area.

Ted’s Bulletin: Located across the street from the Banana Café, Ted’s Bulletin offers up American cuisine with a flair. With everything from burgers and shakes, to sloppy joes and grilled cheese, Ted’s Bulletin will hit the right note no matter what time of day you arrive. Opening at 7am daily, Ted’s Bulletin is famous for its breakfast options, and a great place to catch up with old friends over brunch on the weekends.

Tortilla Café: Not too far from Eastern Market, Tortilla Cafe serves Mexican and Salvadoran food that can make your mouth water. Recently featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-In & Dives,” this small restaurant exceeds expectations with every bite. Due to its recent popularity, try meals at off-hours to make sure you get a seat. 

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