Living in Union Market, D.C.
The Gantry is located in the Union Market District, a vibrant neighborhood just off New York Avenue NE and Florida Avenue NE. The hub of the neighborhood—as well as its namesake—opened in 1871 and served as an important food-distribution center for many years before sitting dormant for decades. Thanks to revitalization efforts, the market and the surrounding area have transformed into a thriving community that’s home to some of the city’s best restaurants, bars, shops, event venues, a coworking space, and more—all just steps away from your apartment.
The best way to get to know Union Market District is to simply explore, letting yourself discover all the gems along the way. But it’s always nice to have a destination, so here are a few can’t-miss spots to get you started:
Union Market - A collection of more than 35 restaurants, cafés, shops, and bars, plus Hi-Lawn, a green rooftop space for dining, drinking, and socializing.
La Cosecha - A specialty marketplace dedicated to celebrating Latin American heritage and fostering business education throughout Latin America. You’ll find everything from cafés and restaurants to clothing boutiques.
Puddin’ - Everyone’s favorite comfort-food destination, with southern-inspired dishes like shrimp & grits and gumbo.
Masseria - Michelin-starred Italian restaurant inspired by the flavors from chef Nick Stefanelli’s childhood in Puglia.
TaKorean - Food stall proving that Korean flavors fuse beautifully with Mexican favorites. Choose from tacos, rice bowls, salads, and more.
DC Dosa - Hugely popular stall serving up plant-based South Indian street food.
Neopol Savory Smokery - Your one-stop shop for smoked everything, from sausage to seafood to salads.
The District Fishwife - Fishmonger selling fresh and sustainable seafood.
Blue Bottle Coffee - Originally a Bay Area cult favorite, this craft-coffee shop has made its way to DC—and the Union Market neighborhood couldn’t be more thrilled.
Cotton & Reed - Local craft rum distillery offering tours, tastings, and take-out cocktail mixes.