Recent Searches
Clear
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials

Food Lover’s Guide to Washington DC

Food Lover’s Guide to Washington DC

A melting pot of acclaimed chefs, food aficionados, and sustainability-minded restaurant owners, Washington DC has developed a diverse array of specialties, many of which are borrowed from or inspired by cultures across the globe. Immerse yourself in the capital city’s rich food scene with our recommendations below.

Must-Try Dishes

Delve into the multicultural side of Washington DC’s food scene with traditional Ethiopian meat and vegetable dishes and Salvadoran pupusas, staples for many DC locals. For another international favorite, try a Georgian cheese-and-egg-filled pastry boat, known as a Khachapuri.

While you could dine in a “different country” each day of your stay, your trip wouldn’t be complete without sampling the capital’s personal classics. Start with a chili half-smoke (sausage covered in chili) on U Street, then class things up with Chesapeake oysters at one of the many restaurants along the Potomac waterfront. For dessert, don’t miss an excuse to stop by one of DC’s gourmet cupcake shops.

Must-Do Experiences

  • Explore the history and culinary culture of Capitol Hill on a food excursion that adds an interesting—and tasty—twist to the run-of-the-mill sightseeing tour.
  • Dine in the chic Embassy Row–influenced Dupont Circle on a food tour that takes you to the city’s top international eateries.
  • Get a feel for dynamic U Street on a tour that leads you to hole-in-the-wall Ethiopian establishments overlooked by most tourists.
  • Take in downtown DC’s wine, spirits, and historic sites on a pedicab tour of Penn Quarter and Chinatown, a fun and carefree way to navigate the busy streets.
  • Get away from the bustling city and experience a different view of the nation’s capital on a dinner cruise along the Potomac River.
Read More
Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow
Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details

10 Tours and Activities

Sort by: Featured
Washington DC Premier Brunch Cruise
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Washington DC Premier Brunch Cruise

star-4.5
57
Sip champagne onboard a luxurious yacht on a 2-hour brunch cruise along Washington DC’s scenic shoreline. Cast off from Gangplank Marina then enjoy live jazz and a sumptuous brunch buffet. Capture unforgettable images of the DC skyline while relaxing at your private table, then savor coffee or tea as you enjoy views of the capital city’s elegant cityscape.
More
  • 2 hours
From
$108.63
From
$108.63

Georgetown Foodie Tour and Neighborhood Walk
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Georgetown Foodie Tour and Neighborhood Walk

star-5
234
Put down your guidebook and skip the stress of navigating on your own when you book a gourmet food and walking tour through historic Georgetown. Your guide takes you off the beaten path to highly-rated establishments, from a deli loved by locals to an Indian restaurant that’s been around for 20 years. Along the way, see hidden landmarks often missed by visitors, including Julia Child’s former home.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$79.18
From
$79.18

U Street: Food, History, and Street Art Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

U Street: Food, History, and Street Art Tour

star-5
144
Get a taste of Washington DC's historic U Street neighborhood on this guided culinary walking tour. Discover the history and culture of these streets, formerly known as ‘Black Broadway,’ while stopping at multiple local restaurants to sample the foods that make these neighborhoods unique. A portion of every ticket price goes to feed district residents in need.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$103.64
From
$103.64

DC Brew Tour with Tastings and Meal
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

DC Brew Tour with Tastings and Meal

star-5
58
Learn about Washington, DC’s thriving brewpub scene and taste a variety of award-winning beverages on a guided brewery tour. Get an inside look at how beer is made and chat with brewery owners about their operations. Visit four of DC’s top brewpubs and enjoy beer-centric food pairings, substantial enough for a meal. Round-trip transportation by bus is included.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$120.00
Price varies by group size
From
$120.00
Price varies by group size

Capitol Hill Food Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Capitol Hill Food Tour

star-4
14
Get to know Capitol Hill through its food and culinary culture on this guided walking tour. Listen to a guide's commentary on one of the city's oldest and historically diverse neighborhoods, stopping to sample a variety of dishes such as Anglo-Indian food, Salvadorian cuisine, soul food, and others. This small group, limited to just 12 participants, ensures personalized attention and a chance to ask questions.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$79.18
From
$79.18

Adams Morgan Food Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Adams Morgan Food Tour

star-4
3
Immerse yourself in Adams Morgan’s diverse food scene on an afternoon tour of the area’s best eateries. Over the course of the afternoon, sample dishes from a range of cuisines, from Peruvian to Nepalese. Going with a guide eliminates the stress of choosing where to dine on your own, and ensures you walk away with an inside perspective on the neighborhood.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$75.62
From
$75.62

Lonely Planet Experiences: Private DC Food and History Tour on H Street
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Lonely Planet Experiences: Private DC Food and History Tour on H Street

star-4.5
47
Skip the stress of planning and navigating on your own when you book a food and walking tour of historic H Street. As you taste your way through the multicultural neighborhood, listen to little-known and sometimes controversial anecdotes about the construction of the U.S. capital. Your guide eliminates the stress of navigating on your own, which allows you to relax and enjoy views of major landmarks along the way.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$136.95
Price varies by group size
From
$136.95
Price varies by group size

Old Town Alexandria Food Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Old Town Alexandria Food Tour

star-4.5
13
Explore Old Town Alexandria, focusing on its food and its history, during this walking tour. Follow your guide to some of the area's historical highlights, learning about the nearly three-century history as you travel. Stop at several family-owned restaurants for regional seafood, Italian fare, fusion cuisine, and hand-crafted desserts. Tastings add up to make a full meal.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$78.91
From
$78.91

Dupont Circle Food Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Dupont Circle Food Tour

star-4
1
Immerse yourself in multicultural Dupont Circle on a gourmet food and walking tour to the area’s best eateries. Going with a guide eliminates the hassle of navigating on your own, instead allowing you to relax and enjoy the ambiance of the neighborhood. Over the course of the afternoon, skip lines to sample locally-sourced foods from a range of international cuisines, from Moroccan to Malaysian.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$78.91
From
$78.91

Little Ethiopia Food Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Little Ethiopia Food Tour

star-5
4
Expand your palate on a leisurely food tour through Little Ethiopia in the heart of U Street, Washington DC. Going with a guide allows you to skip the research and head directly to the area’s best restaurants, where you sample a variety of complex flavors—from deep-fried lentils to freshly-baked traditional breads. Throughout the tour, listen to stories oven unheard by visitors about the largest Ethiopian community outside Ethiopia.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$71.24
From
$71.24