Finding Asian American History: Union Market Shops

Union Market, previously Florida Market, has been supplying food products to DC residents since 1931. From the 1970s to the 1990s, a majority of the market was run by Asian immigrants who also started Asian food and import businesses, such as tofu and rice cakes, as well as taking over as produce, meat, and restaurant supply wholesalers from the previous European American business owners.

This site is a part of the Finding Asian American History in Washington DC digital tour.



1309 5th Street NE