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5 Must-Try Food Experiences at Union Market

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5 Must-Try Food Experiences at Union Market

Set foot in a culinary retreat and expect an overwhelming variety of dishes, all delicious and distinctly prepared! No exceptions should happen if you’re at Union Market in DC. This unique market which has seen a complete revamping over the last ten years has become a destination. The feasting ground hosts many restaurants, boutiques, and a meat-selling market that serves thousands each day.

Here, we’re talking about five of the most delectable experiences, worthy of your consideration.

Artisanal Meat Flavors at Red Apron Butchery

Red Apron has plenty of options for its customers who can choose from nearly 80 handcrafted products. Using natural beef, lamb, poultry, and pork that are free of antibiotic and hormones, this modern butcher shop has readdressed the concept of butchery. Boisterous are the sandwich selections. One of them is the Porkstrami that makes a good pair with fries.

A Gourmet Platter at Rappahannock Oyster Bar

Among the district’s few oyster bars, Rappahannock Oyster Bar at Union Market has earned its name as a restful home to those who can relish fresh oysters and Virginia’s pure clams. Partner with your pal, order a large platter, and savor its 12 mixed oysters and 6 clams (all raw) allowing yourself to indulge in a Devils Backbone’s local draft or white wine.

Visit The District Fishwife and Enjoy a Poke Bowl

As you enter The District Fishwife, the seafood party stays on. Behind this 440-square-foot fish market is a team of spouse working to offer fresh fish. Prepared meals are there too, and the headlined poke bowl is among the finest. A spicy version of the Hawaiian fish comes special and there’s a more traditional version that comprises carrot, ginger, seaweed salad, and warm rice, all inspiring a flavor explosion.

Soothe Your Tongue with Masseria’s Six Dazzling Courses

Chef Nicholas Stefanelli is the proud owner of Masseria that has endowed the city with amazing dining experiences. The Michelin-starred Italian restaurant offers a menu comprising four to six delicious courses. Each plate comes full of pure Italian flavor and immaculate culinary style. The menu guides the guests along the thought-provoking Italian coast, featuring classic pastas, rabbit and squab meaty dishes, seafood and some rare meat items. Just imagine yourself being on a dining adventure.

Exclusive Asian-Style Tacos at TaKorean

Starting as a mobile food truck, TaKorean has managed to become one of the top Union Market restaurants. The protein content based on beef, pork, tofu, and chicken makes a great Korean Style. Start with the soft-corn tortilla and then move ahead with a rice bowl or a slaw. Mouthwatering topping options include cool lime crema, salsa roja, and Sriracha chili sauce. You can embrace TaKo Tuesday and get TaKorean’s creations spending a couple bucks apiece.

By the way, visit the market every day except on Monday! Good eats!

Kari Price is the Executive Coordinator for the DC Urban Life Team. Kari has spent years serving clients throughout the metropolitan area as a Concierge Manager. Kari loves all things DC and spends time exploring the city.

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