Yesterday I went to my first Grey Market. It was way-the-heck up in Columbia Heights/Petworth, and also in a small basement of a corner store. It kind of felt like the Dirty Dancing set where all of the workers danced, but filled with food vendors.
There were mostly baked goods up for sale, with adorable mini pop tarts, cupcakes, and Halloween-themed cookies. So, not much for me to sample. On their products page, it looked like there would be a few gluten free vendors there, but I only saw one: Sweet Nuttings. Maybe I missed the other ones in the chaos…
This place has a great bakery concept: focus on nuts, and let them each shine in their own dedicated cookie.
I got one of each.
The pistachio one was my favorite I think, but they were all delicious. They had a rich, buttery texture, and tasted like an amplified version of the nut.
How gorgeous is that cookie? I wish I’d bought a dozen.
Sadly I can’t find a website for them, but they have an email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
After Grey Market, we headed over to The Heights, which I’m only mentioning because they had the most delicious Maple Squash and Sage soup ever.
It’s vegan and gluten free, and tastes like Thanksgiving. I guarantee that this will wet your whistle for Turkey Day. The Heights also has an amazing happy hour with $4.25 glasses of wine (dangerous).
I wanted to go this weekend, but couldn’t make it 😦 Glad you got some great cookies though! I hope to become a vendor there soon, but I’ve only received a vague “we’ve added you to the list” type response so far. Fingers crossed!
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