The District Fishwife Soft Opens in Union Market

by Prince Of Petworth February 19, 2014 at 11:30 am 121 Comments

1309 5th Street, NE

The District Fishwife is now open in Union Market. For those not familiar – from their Facebook page:

” We will offer fresh and sustainably caught and raised seafood and prepared seafood for take-away, notably our own take on the classic Fish and Chips.

Fiona Lewis is The Fishwife. She brings a passion for seafood and the health of the world’s oceans, and a desire to educate customers to make more sustainable and healthy choices when they bring home seafood. Fiona grew up in Melbourne, Australia near the ocean and spent her childhood fishing with her grandfather in Port Phillip Bay and watching her Dad breed and release endangered fish to rebuild local populations. Fiona studied marine biology during university and quickly understood the extent to which the world’s oceans were being stressed by over-fishing, pollution, and illegal fishing practices. She has 25 years of international experience in hospitality, retail sales, and education, and has worked in the hospitality industry since she was 18. She’s been searching for the chance to bring together her two passions in life, and this shop is the culmination of that dream.

We are committed to offering the best quality sustainable seafood available from Day One and in order to make sure we have the best fish we can find, we’ve brought on a local seafood expert as our fish buyer, Vernon Lingonfelter. Vernon knows good fish when he sees it, and we’re excited to have him on our team.”


On Sunday they posted they following menu on their twitter feed:


They also tweet:

“We’ll have our fish and chips and beer on the menu by Friday as well……..”

For the rest of the week hours are 11am-6pm Wed.-Fri. and 8am-6pm Sat. and Sun.


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