While Union Station may just be a transportation hub here in D.C., there are new restaurants, fast food shops, and even dessert spots that are opening up in the new era of Union Station.

Many of us don't spend much time at Union Station. We're either using the Metro, getting to and from a train, or just running in quick to grab lunch. But that may change soon as Union Station is undergoing a transformation with more high-end fast-food joints and dessert spots so you actually spend time in the building. [caption id="attachment_4165" align="aligncenter" width="474"]union station New spots for everyone to enjoy are opening up![/caption]

Cava

[caption id="attachment_4166" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]union station Cava will be opening up this fall![/caption] Opening up next to Roti in the entrance of Union Station, will be Cava. This is another Mediterranean Chipotle-style fast-food restaurant. This place has been popping up all over D.C. the past few years and this would be the first Cava to open up in the Northeast! The lines are sure to be long, so once it opens up, make sure to check it out fast.

Laduree

[caption id="attachment_4167" align="aligncenter" width="599"]union station The newest addition to the complex[/caption] This recent opening was one of the more surprising openings in Union Station! This iconic shop now has locations in Georgetown and the Northeast. This makes it one of only eight Ladurees in the United States. This is the perfect place to pick up treats or even gifts for friends, family, and colleagues. There's a café where you can grab a drink and light food. Enjoy high tea and snack on some macaroons and other sweet treats.

Legal Sea Foods

[caption id="attachment_4168" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Union Station Opening soon![/caption] This restaurant has a couple spots open in D.C. already. With fresh fish and other meat options, this may be a new go-to restaurant for those who work around Union Station. The restaurant should be open by 2018 and will certainly be a hot spot for those working lunches!
What's your favorite place to go in Union Station? Which new spot are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments!
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