Years ago, Kimberly and I were at the Natural Products Expo East working at the Odwalla/Fresh Samantha booth and we needed a serious break from the convention floor. I had lived in D.C in the 1980’s and loved making the pilgrimage to the Eastern Market.
Ready, willing and able to look at produce just like me, Kimberly and I set out. There we discovered that Market Lunch in the Eastern Market makes an amazing crab cake sandwich. It was an ethereal food moment: A crisp, perfectly seasoned crab cake layered into a homemade, yeasty white roll with crunchy, sweet coleslaw on the side. If you go, keep in mind that Market Lunch is closed on Mondays. I had to learn the hard way. Sadly, the original Eastern Market burned in April 2007. Luckily, the shell of the building was salvaged and the interiors were rebuilt and the Market Lunch Crab Cake Sandwich lives on.