Old City Market and Oven coming to 6th and K St, NE

by Prince Of Petworth May 11, 2016 at 3:55 pm 7 Comments


A reader reports:

“We’ve been noticing for several months / weeks that the corner store at 522 K Street NE has been under slow and steady renovation. Today we noticed that a temporary sign for Old City Market had been put up.”

Their website says:

Welcome to Old City Market and Oven, your convenient corner store carrying the finest in beers, wine, coffee, roasted meats, vegetables and baked goods fresh from our wood fired oven, as well as all the other provisions you may need to stock your home. Come in and have a freshly pulled espresso or cappuccino. You can sip and sit, or browse the shelves downstairs stocked with American and International foods. Pick over our ripe fruits and vegetables. Select from our vast wine and beer offerings. Snack on our fresh baked muffins, scones, cookies and other sweet or savory treats. Savor the smell of our roasted meats, fish, and vegetables. Take your time and experience it all, while we prepare your food to your specific order, or if you’re in a rush come in and head over to our grab and go.

We are here to accommodate you. But be forewarned, all of the food that is prepared in our market is cooked the old fashioned way: with fire in caves, just the way your great, great, great, great . . . grandparents did ten thousand years ago. Come to the Market and see our cave: a huge six-foot diameter stone oven. In the morning, you will see our cooks pulling out fresh baked muffins and scones, and later in the day they will be roasting meats and vegetables. Then when you are on your way home from work, we will fire that baby up to over 700 degrees and start cooking some of the best pizzas you will find in this City!”

Stay tuned for an opening date!

522 K Street, NE

  • anonymous

    Good luck with Whole Foods opening 1 block south.

    • anon

      I live on 6th street between where the Whole Foods will be and this. Honestly I’ll probably go here more because Whole Foods is too hectic! It’ll be nice to have a smaller, quicker place to grab a coffee or bottle of wine. I’m actually super excited about this place.

    • el

      I’ll go to Whole Foods when I need groceries, but I really love having a corner store for when I want to quickly pick up wine or beer when i’m hosting or just on my walk home from work. I was bummed when the other one closed. Though it sucked and had the bulletproof turnstyle and all, it was super convenient to be able to grab beer, wine or condiments/TP when needed, a block from my house. I love having a neighborhood corner store.

      When I found out it was becoming a pizza place I was a little bummed. But now i’m happy I will be able to grab beer/wine and even coffee that close to home. I hope things aren’t too overpriced (probably will be) but the convenience factor is nice. I know there are other coffee shops and liquor stores ~4 blocks away, but there’s nothing like having a neighborhood corner store a block away you can just quickly stop at on your way home!

  • K

    I walk by this every day after dropping the kids off at school across the street. I had been wondering what was going in here. It used to be a typical corner store. This will be full of JO Wilson parents getting coffee after school drop off.

  • canadianexile

    If Whole Foods is as busy as the nightmare on P St after work then I’ll definitely try this place out – it is on my way to/from work, especially when I walk or take the bus instead of biking. My hope that it is more like Union Kitchen Grocery and less like the short-lived Organic Market on H Street, which had bad produce and too many high-priced “organic” processed foods.

    • el

      +1 i’m thinking it could be like Union Kitchen Grocery. Hopefully not as overpriced. I think every neighborhood deserves a reasonably priced convenient store. I think it’d be best if they had some high end items mixed with some lower end/cheap stuff.

  • Jesse

    “Come in and have a freshly pulled espresso or cappuccino.”

    Sounds expensive.


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