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Old City Market and Oven Phase One Opening at 6th and K St, NE!!

by Prince Of Petworth November 15, 2016 at 11:11 pm 16 Comments

6th and K Street, NE courtesy Old City Market

Great news about the “Coffee & Gourmet Pizza” and more coming to 522 K Street, NE. Tyler writes:

“I confirmed with the owners today that the shop will be open tomorrow at 7:30am. [7:30am to 8pm daily.] The kitchen portion will be coming along in the next few weeks but won’t be turning out pizza’s immediately.”


Old City Market and Oven’s 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!”

Check out all their offerings here.

  • Willy

    Cautiously optimistic.

    200 ft from my house… I was excited for this, although now I am less so. The renovation was slow and appeared incredibly cheap / shoddily done (from the outside only). I hope it doesn’t transcend to the quality of their products and services to come, because that would suck, and being only two short blocks to whole foods…. their success depends on providing superior products & experience.

    • Anyone

      Hey Willy! What a friendly comment!
      I’m glad I’m not your next door neighbor.

  • Lion of LeDroit

    Wishing them the best. DC needs more of these re-imagined (i.e., healhtier, more inviting) neighborhood corner markets. Glen’s is killing it in Shaw, and for good reason. Yay!

    • Lion of LeDroit

      *healthier [too early in the morning]

  • I know the name goes way back, but did anyone ever actually call this part of town Old City before developers started slapping silly names on neighborhoods?

    • Tsar of Truxton

      No sure how old it is but there is that house with the “Welcome to Old City” mural on it near Union Market.

      • Jane

        The mural was commissioned in 2006 (or 2008?). It’s very new.

    • Old City 1

      “Old City 1” and “Old City 2” have been in use as the official neighborhood names for Near Northeast and Shaw in the DC real estate listings for at least 20 years, probably longer.

    • stacksp

      Nope. I don’t know anyone that ever did.

  • northeazy

    1) They seem to be warning us that they will take a long time to make the food. Better be darn good.

    2) There is a Glen’s in Shaw? I thought just Dupont. Went the other day for the first time. Very nice.

    3) I live in Near Northeast. Does anyone say that? I hate it. I say Capitol Hill and than invariably get corrected by some know it all. I hate saying H st because it sounds like 8th st or any H st in DC, really. I refuse to say Atlas District. Can I rep Swampoodle? Although isn’t there a bar in Petworth named that now? Maybe Old City #3 will work.

  • Nate S.

    I checked this out today. It’s just a bodega so far with a few grocery items and a little beer/wine. I’ll check them out again when their deli opens. Oh they do have a small coffee bar up front.

  • TrinidadZ

    Checked the place out today. Looks promising, and they had a suggestion jar out to get input from people coming in. Really look forward to having a store like this in the neighborhood!

  • Ben

    You can say you live near Boundary Road not far from the new Tram. ;)


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