DC’s food market scene does not disappoint, boasting everything from Latin American to Asian Fusion eats.
Treat your taste buds to a variety of dining options at miXt Food Hall.
miXt Food Hall
Art surrounds us—that’s the premise of the designers of miXt Food Hall. Inside the Brentwood, Maryland, culinary haven, find creative cuisine and original art lining the walls, including a permanent collection of mini murals and rotating exhibits. While admiring the art, partake in delectable eats like the meddie tapas charcuterie board with grilled artichoke and roasted eggplant dip from District Boards. 3809 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, Md., mixtfoodhall.com
Curb cravings for casual yet mouthwatering bites at this vibrant Ballston food hall. Favorites like the Mexican-inspired Bartaco serve up zesty margaritas and upscale street food: Think seared chorizo tacos with smoky red chimichurri sauce. For unbeatable cocktails like the Tiki Torch Punch with dried pineapple and mint—and karaoke—check out Punch Bowl Social. 4238 Wilson Blvd., ballstonquarter.com
Destino’s mole verde with handmade noodles and pork belly is a must-try at La Cosecha food hall.
Our collective tastebuds venture south of the border with a visit to this Union Market District food hall. The authentic, modern and creative celebration of Latin American culture features a chocolate studio, cocktail and wine bars, world-class Latin eateries and more. Explore an ample selection of tequila and mezcal at Mezcalero before visiting Destino’s Al Pastor-Tellini with charred pineapple and recado rojo. 1280 Fourth St., lacosechadc.com
Experience an innovative twist on the traditional food hall at The Block, where Asian Fusion merges with an exciting evening social scene. Both locations—North Bethesda and Annandale—are complete with The Block Bar, which serves a variety of beer, wine and tequila. Dishes like the curry loco moco with curry gravy and scallions from Balo Kitchen or the golden roll with shrimp tempura from OMA Sushi and Oyster Bar satisfy patrons throughout the night. 967 Rose Ave., North Bethesda; 4221 John Marr Drive, Annandale, theblockfoodhall.com
Discover the ultimate collection of DC’s finest chefs at this 12,500-square-foot Capitol Hill food hall. Spirits director Nick Farrell crafts creative cocktails at Show of Hands, including the housemaid vermouth and coconut Hickory Negroni. Drink in hand, consider indulging in seasonal grandma-style pizza from Slice Joint or venture to Hi/Fi and choose from the clever selection of tacos like the orange soda braised carnitas. 1410 Pennsylvania Ave., theroostsedc.com
Dine alfresco at The Square’s outdoor dining area
Golden Triangle’s newest destination— opening later this summer—is a must for gourmands. Co-founded and curated by chefs Richie Brandenburg and Rubén García in partnership with Tishman Speyer, this spot is a gem. Enjoy everything from oysters to crab cakes and more at Cashion’s Rendezvous, and pan con tomate and aioli at Brasa. Don’t forget tasty summer cocktails at Cebicheria Chalaca. 1850 K St., dcthesquare.com
Union Market’s outdoor space offers a picnic-style experience
Satisfy any summer craving at this local food hall. Bidwell Restaurant’s sustainable southern take on classic dishes offers the perfect cheatday treats: Think lobster tacos with avocado tomatillo salsa and grilled salmon with spring pea puree and rainbow carrots. Pick up authentic Vietnamese bánh mí from Banana Blossom Bistro or the sweet corn empanada from La Buena Empanada for something more adventurous. 1309 Fifth St., unionmarketdc.com
A melting pot for international eats—Foggy Bottom’s Western Market has something for everyone. The modern market offers a wide selection of fare, from the salads and juices served at Rawish to the classic Maine lobster roll with lemon butter at Mason’s Lobster. Grab a cocktail—like the Espresso Martini Fauci with agave and passionfruit margarita from Fauci Pouchy’s—all while enjoying the comfortable array of indoor and outdoor seating. 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., westernmarketdc.com
Take in sweeping city views from the Rosslyn rooftop and indulge in bites from seven chef-designed food and beverage offerings. The versatile and modern space houses unbeatable eats from Great Lake Diner—a modern take on the classic diner with delicious flatbreads—and The Point, a shucked-to-order oyster bar. 1700 N Moore St., assembly-va.com
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