When I travel my favorite thing to discover is probably the local food. I want to try everything that I can get my hands on, and prefer to whittle the day away by wandering food markets, food stands, food anything… you name it, I’m there. The beauty in this food obsession of mine is that I can indulge in it anywhere, even if I’m not traveling.
So with food in mind I grabbed a ticket to the DC Emporiyum event and set off to taste my way through the Union Market area.
While I had never been to this area before, I was surprised by just how many markets there were. You won’t ever find yourself stuck at one place – so when the event turned out to be too crowded for our taste, we grabbed a few delicious samples and went in search of our next interest. Tastings of olive oil, an ice cream factory, pop up shops, a build-your-own wine and cheese pairing, live bands, food trucks…
On the way to the event I had noticed a number of wholesalers along the street and decided that before leaving I would pop my head into at least one. The Mexican Fruits wholesaler caught my eye and I walked back out armed with as many bags as I could carry, all for a whopping $14. I will be back and hope to make this a Sunday habit.
Where are your favorite food markets or festivals?
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