If you haven’t been to Union Market yet for a Mason Dixie biscuit or ice cream from Trickling Springs Creamery, run… don’t walk! But perhaps save it for a Sunday because I’ve discovered a great itinerary for a Sunday afternoon at DC’s chicest market.
Start your Sunday with some refreshing Yoga with Nya at noon. She leads a weekly free ($5 donation strongly encouraged) class in the space above the market, known as Dock5. The wide open space is great for yoga – we had about 30 people join this week.
We practiced Ashtanga, a popular type of yoga that is based on a set sequence of poses. There were several people in the class who had never done yoga before or considered themselves beginners, so don’t worry about your skill level. Nya was a great teacher. Make sure to check out her Facebook page for scheduling updates – for instance, I know she isn’t teaching June 14.
After class, take some time to wander around the pop up shops and artisans in the market. Making a lunch choice can be extremely difficult, but you really can’t go wrong. After class this Sunday, my friend and I got a TaKorean bowl and juices from Goshen. We ate outside while listening to the best fourth grade rock band I’ve ever heard!
After you’ve explored the market and housed your lunch, head up the street to the Dolcezza gelato factory for their 2:30pm tour. While short, you get a great glimpse into how Dolcezza has become one of DC’s most popular gelato producers. And we got a free tasting of their blood orange gelato!
Of course you can’t leave without getting a small (or big…) scoop, after all you earned it by doing yoga. I highly recommend the champagne mango!
Whether you have a friend visiting from out of town or you’re just looking for an excuse to get off the couch, Union Market is a great place to spend a Sunday.