Guaranteed to be Empori-YUMMMY


DC’s Annual Pop-Up Food Market is Right Around the Corner

Photography by Farrah Skeiky

Food adventurers alert. Get ready to be all in for the The Emporiyum coming November 9-11, 2018 at Dock5 @ Union Market in Washington, DC. The Emporiyum is a one-of-a-kind food marketplace featuring handmade food items from around the country. It’s the perfect opportunity to try new things and purchase gifts and top-quality products from a lineup of artisans you won’t find anywhere else.

This year’s EmporiYUM will feature over seven dozen food and drink vendors from around the DMV and all over the nation. Vendors who have been crowd favorites are coming back include DC’s Fluffness and Timber Pizza, Coco & Co. and Chickn’Cone from New York, and Bon Bon Bon and Dave’s Sweet Tooth of Detroit (among many others). Timber Pizza will be tag teaming The Emporiyum this year with their friends at Call Your Mother Deli.

Chickn’Cone, a start-up franchise from NYC which features bite-size fried chicken in a waffle. How can you resist?

Chickn’Cone, a start-up franchise from NYC which features bite-size fried chicken in a waffle. How can you resist?

Hannah and Stuart Hudson, Emporiyum’s co-directors, are excited to kick off this year’s event with a new Friday Night Preview Party Presented by @DCFOODPORN. This ticket includes first access to The Emporiyum on Friday, November 9 starting at 6pm. Also, it is a chance to meet and learn from Justin Schuble, the man behind @DCFOODPORN, DMV's most followed food account. The Friday Night Preview Party includes access to ALL Emporiyum vendors before anyone else, free drinks, passed bites and special activities from vendors. Decorate cakes with Buttercream Bakeshop, mix drinks with Modern Bar Cart, learn how to select and identify wines with Siptip (and more)! The Friday Night Preview Party is limited to 750 people designed to have shorter lines, less crowds and more time to eat, meet and shop.

VIP ticket holders gain first access to The Emporiyum on Saturday or Sunday starting at 10am. The special VIP hour from 10-11am includes passed bites, cocktail sips and a gift bag filled with fun food treats. VIP is limited to 750 people in the exclusive VIP hour, so shorter lines and more time to sample. General Admission ticket holders will be able to enter at three timed entries of 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM and get the full Emporiyum market experience.

On the drinks menu, beer lovers can taste the creations of Black Narrows Brewing Co. of Chincoteague Island, VA. Cider fanatics can taste the variety provide by Vermont’s Eden Specialty Ciders and DC’s Don Ciccio e Figli will be bringing a wide selection of Amari, an Italian liqueur. Republic Restoratives, One-Eight Distilling, Virginia Distillery Co. will also be showcasing their craft spirits. For beverages of the non-alcoholic variety, SAP! of Burlington, VT will be at The Emporiyum for their first event in the mid-Atlantic and showing their carbonated beverages made from pure maple and birch tree sap. Lost Sock Roasters will have coffee warm coffee and Blue Ridge Bucha will sampling their craft kombucha.

Dozens of new faces to are coming to this year’s Emporiyum market, including:


2018 Vendors

From the DMV and all over the U.S., food artisans will meet at Dock 5 for a tasting and shopping showcase November 5-7

Complete List of Vendors:

Ajwa Delicacies


Bad Pickle Tees

Bakefully Yours

Black Narrows Brewery

Blue Ridge Bucha

Bon Bon Bon

Buffalo and Bergen

Bun'd Up

Burnt & Salty

Buttercream Bakeshop

Cake Club

Callie's Biscuits


Cleveland Kraut

Coco and Co

Colada Shop

Cozy Tea Pot

Cream Cruiser

Crude Bitters

Cucina Al Volo

Dave's Sweet Tooth


Don Ciccio

Dough Boy Fresh

Eden Cider

Element Shrub

FireFly Farms Creamery


Found Market Co.

Greenheart Juice

Hare Hollow

Hiatus Cheesecake

Hollow Work

Hubert's Lemonade


Ice Cream Jubilee

Iron Paffles

La Vache Microcreamery

Lei Musubi

Little Miss Whoopie Pie

Lost Sock Roasters

Lubanzi Wines


Maryland Chickan

Modern Bar Cart


Navy Hill



Not Joe Mama's BBQ Sauce

One Eight Distilling

Petit Pot

Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar

Popcorn Queens

Q Caterers

Ramen Burger

Relish Market

Republic Restoratives

Revol Snax

Righteous Felon Jerky

Runamok Maple





South Mountain Creamery

Spot of Tea

Sunday in Saigon

Sweet Sticks


The Dough Jar

The Village Cafe

Timber Pizza/Call Your Mother

Trade Street Jam Co.

Trader Joes

True Chesapeake Oyster

True Made Foods Inc.

TRUE Syrups & Garnishes (Standard Cocktail)


Undercover Quinoa


Virginia Distillery Company

What the Cluck Farms


White Envelope Arepas

Woot Granola

Zest Tea

Zesty Z


Ticket prices are are required for entry and range from $15-80.

Event date and times:

  • Friday Night Preview Party Presented by @DCFOODPORN: 6PM-8PM

  • Saturday: 10AM-4PM

  • Sunday: 10AM-4PM

Event location:

  • Dock5 @ Union Market, 1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002