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Vitis Fine Wines + Spirits

Union Market, 1309 5th St NE 

Need a quick gift? reach for an all-inclusive cocktail kit from Vitis Fine Wines. For the aspiring mixologist in your life, nothing is easier than the gift of an at-home cocktail. All sets are complete, they’ll just need to mix or shake! Pro tip: pick up a few for stocking stuffers and win the holiday gift game.
Dry Vodka Martini, $22
Moscow Mule, $18
Gin & Tonic, $23
Dry Gin Martini, $28
Dirty Martini, $28
Double Rye & Ginger, $25


Union Market, 1309 5th St NE

Say it with us: forty layers of flaky filo layered with butter and pistachios and soaked in sweet syrup. Sospeso‘s authentic Turkish double pistachio baklava will change your life, one piece at a time. (Box of 9 pieces, $25)

Immigrant Food

Union Market, 1309 5th St NE

Immigrant Food is DC’s first cause-casual restaurant, celebrating the story of immigrants and combining the best of each country’s gastronomy. The menu is full of fusion dishes like Mumbai Mariachi bowl: spicy steak, veggies, roasted potatoes, feta and topped with smoky chipotle dressing. For your most politically conscious friend, grab a gift card and get an “Immigrants Make America Great…Again and Again” tote bag when you spend $50 at Immigrant Food.


La Cosecha, 1280 4th St NE 

Perk up your family get-togethers and dinner table conversation with Café Unido‘s bagged coffee, hot sauce and travel mugs. With a bag of Unido’s best-selling La Harpia Blend (12 oz, $16), Miir tumblers ($25-35) and Señor Lechuga Hot Sauce ($10), it’s the best part of waking up. Other than presents, of course.


Union Market, 1309 5th St NE 

Bringing Great Britain’s food front and center of DC’s food scene, Union Market’s Aboveground is British food “done proper.” Make it a double decker feast with a British Sweets Gift Basket ($45) of beloved Brit candy bars and biscuits.


Spot of Tea

Union Market, 1309 5th St NE

Spot of Tea‘s boba tastes even better in a reusable glass jar and straw ($15) for sipping on the go. Try all of the teahouse’s standout flavors of boba and milk tea like Thai blossom, blue jasmine, vanilla taro and strawberry matcha. Plus, get 10% off whenever you order using Spot of Tea’s reusable jar.

Ravenhook Bakehouse

Union Market, 1309 5th st NE 

Just in time for holiday party season, RavenHook Bakehouse has you covered with amazing host gifts, desserts for which you can take all the credit and beautifully packaged treats people will eat on the spot. Enter, the traditional German Christmas Stollen ($28, available after November 24). Chock full of almonds, brandied cherries, blueberries, apricots, figs and almond paste and topped with rum butter and fluffy powdered sugar, it’s a festive addition to any holiday breakfast or dessert table. Need a pie? No problem. Grab a Mile High Apple Pie or Texas Pecan Pie (available starting November 7 through December 25).


Framebridge, 1262 4th St NE 

Framebridge’s holiday shop is designed for everyone on your list. Shop custom frames starting at $50, packaged in a gift box and bow. Need a little extra something? Framebridge’s in-store gifts include curated art prints, frameable puzzles, adorable hammers and hanging tools, candles, shelfie items and more.

Peregrine Coffee

Union Market, 1309 5th St NE 

Considered by DC coffee connoisseurs as the premier place for a cup of joe, Peregrine Espresso has earned mentions from Food & Wine and Bon Appetit. Grab a great last-minute gift from the long-standing Union Market coffee shop, a branded mug and a bag of holiday wintry mix beans ($30).

The District Fishwife

Union Market, 1309 5th st NE

The District Fishwife is DC’s premier destination for seasonally available regional and sustainable seafood and quick-serve dishes like fish and chips, poké bowl, salmon burgers and changing seasonal specials. Channel your inner Martha Stewart and add Fishwife’s spicy Sambal ($9) and house-made fish seasoning with lemon, garlic and dill ($4) to your holiday dishes. Treat your four-legged best friend to a gourmet (and healthy) treat: dried Atlantic salmon fish skins ($6).

Peruvian Brothers

La Cosecha, 1280 4th St NE 

Gift the spicy flavors powering DC’s Best Food Truck. The Peruvian Brothers Hot Sauce Starter Pack ($10) features two of the most popular sauces: Rocoto Hot Sauce & Smoky, Sweet & Spicy, made with peppers sourced directly from the high altitudes of the Andes Mountains! Every bottle of Peruvian Brothers Hot Sauce is capped with a beautiful handwoven Chullo from women artisans in Perú. A portion of sales from each bottle supports female entrepreneurs in the region.


La Cosecha, 1280 4th St NE

Mosaico serves up authentic Venezuelan street food alongside hard-to-find Latin American snacks and drinks. Celebrate the season and sip on Mosaico’s ponche crema, Venezuelan-style eggnog, spiked with aged rum ($26).