1117 10th Street, NW
Thanks to Emily and Jared for sending: “Looks like Chinese Street Market [“The local Chinese Street Market brings you pop-up vendors rotated from our market program. It is designed to satisfy your authentic food craving.“] will be opening in the former Cafe Cozy Corner space on 10th and MNW.”
“Devastated by Cafe Cozy corner’s closure but this sign really intrigues me”
Chinese Street Market’s website says:
“The Chinese Street Market DC community is a place to share your nostalgic food memories or pursue your cultural passion. We strive to serve as trustworthy connectors for food and culture, removing language barriers for better cultural understanding.
The DC area is rich with a multi-generational East Asian diaspora, and starting with Chinese sub-cultures, we work to introduce all East Asian food makers to a larger audience. Our goal is to help tell their stories within the context of their traditions and traditional multi-generational recipes. We do this by showing their stories on our online platform and offline through popups and events.
The inaugural street market, held in September 2019, was a special event that drew over 3,000 visitors to Downtown DC in just one afternoon. In 2021, Chinese Street Market DC was voted by Washington City Paper’ Best of DC poll as the runner-up for Best-At-Home-Meals, coming in just after a Michelin rated restaurant. Today, you can enjoy this unique culture experience by joining our online community or through our in-person popups at local farmers markets and special events. The ready-to-cook packaged products often incorporate produce from our fellow farmers market vendors, which allows CSMDC to root diasporic food stories in freshness, sustainability, and the Mid-Atlantic food system. Join us in learning, connecting, sharing, and preserving this culture experience and community.”
You can currently find them at various Farmers Markets as well as at Union Station. Stay tuned for an opening date here.