On my recent visit to DC, I was able to check out the famous (at least in our family) Eastern Market. My mom has been raving about it since the first time my sister took her there a few years back. Since, my expectations have only continued to build as I heard more and more about the fresh eats and great shopping in the area.

Not only was the food amazing, but the little vendors and shops were charming and full of treasures. We were able to sample some delightfully crisp local apples and spicy fresh jams, all while perusing the individual jewelry vendors, craftsmen, and artists along the avenue.

Eastern Market Washington DC Collage

Sights and flavors at the Eastern Market

Lucky for us, the Eastern Flea Market was also on the same day and we had the added pleasure of dragging my boyfriend Alex on an endless vintage shopping spree! (really though, Alex loved the flea market, just not the multiple hours of shopping with us gals)

Eastern Flea Market Washington Dc

Vendors at the Eastern Flea Market

Between the dining, shopping, and beautiful day in the sun, we all had a memorable time at the Eastern Market and Flea. I’m surely planning a visit back (they have lovely cheap vintage jewelry plus a great little Tavern along the street) and would highly recommend the market and flea as a destination for tourists and locals alike.



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  1. June 28, 2012

    I love strolling through festivals and flea markets like that. You just never know what you might find and decide you can’t live without. ;)

    • Sandy H. #
      July 12, 2012

      Yes! I wish this was closer to the bay area though because I couldn’t reasonably shop through the furniture and larger items! I did get some cute jewelry though!

  2. June 30, 2012

    I’ve never heard of this market or the flea market, but sounds fun. I love doing this on a Sunday morning, it’s a great way to waken up the senses!

    • Sandy H. #
      July 12, 2012

      We didn’t go too early (wish we did — to beat some of the heat), but this would be a great start to the day!

  3. June 30, 2012

    I love those wooden ducks! Adorable!

    • Sandy H. #
      July 12, 2012

      Me too! They were just so cute arranged near the vintage furniture.

  4. July 7, 2012

    Nice, I love finding little treasures at flea markets :)

    • Sandy H. #
      July 12, 2012

      Thanks, Kristi! The only thing I was a bit sad about was that I couldn’t bring any of the larger pieces home!

  5. July 9, 2012

    Love shopping .. flea market or farmer’s market :) I can see some nice accessories!

    • Sandy H. #
      July 12, 2012

      Absolutely! I’m not on the east coast very often, but I will definitely be checking out this place again when I’m back!

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