Washington foodies flocked to Union Market with glee this past weekend for Emporiyum on November 14 and 15. With 75+ vendors – a mix of local favorites and out-of-town eats from cities including Brooklyn, Baltimore, Raleigh and Charleston – eaters could sample small bites, order entire entrees and purchase goodies to take home.
The two levels of Union Market’s Dock 5 were strewn with patio lights and colorful ceiling decor (made from paper cups!), pumping with great music from a live DJ and filled with hundreds of big appetites. We roved around sampling everything in sight and picked out a few fabulous favorites.
Lower Level: Dirty South Deli’s Mr. Chips sandwich and Dooby’s Korean fried chicken sandwich with honey butter potato chips
Upper Level: District Donut blowtorching donuts and Swizzler’s fall dog, the Jackie Cran.
In addition to food, vendors selling decorative food-inspired products provided a perfect break between courses. Seriously, we can eat a lot and it was tough to make room for every sample.
Unsurprisingly, Emporiyum gets a thumbs up from the Hungry Lobbyist team. We’re already booking our calendars (and training our stomachs) for next year!