Exploring Eastern Market

This past Saturday Tom and I finally decided to explore D.C. for the first time in a while.  The cold has kept us indoors during his past couple of visits, but the sunny skies this weekend helped encourage us to leave the apartment (even though it was still ridiculously cold!).  We decided that we would run from my apartment to Eastern Market so that we could check out the flea market and the food market that I’ve heard such great things about.  Eastern Market is just on the other side of the Capitol, so it took us 7 miles to get there.  The flea market had some neat finds, and the food at the market looked delicious! 

Arts and crafts vendors at Eastern Market.
Food market at Eastern Market.
Tulips and hydrangeas…two of my favorite flowers!
Such lovely tulips!

There were so many vendors that had delicious looking food, but unfortunately I went grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s the day before.  There were all sorts of meats, fresh pastas and cheeses there that were calling my name!  The beautiful flowers made me long for spring, and I bet the market is even better in the spring and summer!  I’ll have to travel back there once it gets warmer and spring vegetables are available.  It was so cold on Saturday that even though it was indoors I was hungry and freezing to death so all I wanted to do was sit down at a warm restaurant and eat a nice meal.  After browsing the market we ended up at the Boxcar Tavern and had a nice brunch/lunch.  The restaurant was really cute and cozy, and the food and drinks were good too.  

The Boxcar Tavern was long and narrow, just like a boxcar.  Very cozy!

I had the French onion soup (which was good but too cheesy…and I love cheese and never have called anything too cheesy before), and Tom had the eggs Benedict, which was made with prosciutto and was really tasty.  Once we finished up we made a mad dash to the metro station and took the metro home.  It was a great day and I can’t wait for it to get warmer so that we can go back.  Is winter over yet??? 

Katie Vail
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  1. January 23, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    Hi Katie! I read your apartment tour on the Everygirl and then found your blog! I live in Court House–love what you've done to your place. Excited to follow along your adventures! Are you running the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler by chance?

  2. January 23, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    HI Katie! I found your blog on the Everygirl too, and I love it! I stayed right across the street from Eastern Market when I visited two years ago – it's definitely one of my favorite places in DC!

  3. January 23, 2014 / 5:04 pm

    I just discovered your blog too! Your apartment is what I want mine to look like when I finally decide to grow up. I need to do a good deal more exploring of DC too. I've been living here for four years and have yet to make my way over to Eastern Market. It's time I get my act together. Thanks for sharing!

  4. January 25, 2014 / 4:04 am

    Thanks so much Cynthia! I haven't signed up for the Cherry Blossom yet, but I need to do so! I always forget to sign up for races and end up having to pay the more expensive price. Thanks for the reminder!

  5. January 25, 2014 / 4:10 am

    Thanks for reading! Eastern Market was so fun to explore. I'd never been to that area and really enjoyed it. Next time (once it's wayyyy warmer) I'll go and buy a bunch of fresh ingredients and then cook a yummy meal, I was just so cold that I couldn't even think about shopping. I bet the flea market is better in this spring too!

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