Washington DC Food Tours

 Washington DC Food Tours may not come to your mind for a visit to the city. DC may not be known as a culinary destination to visitors, but this is a mistake.  The nation’s capital will surprise and inspire your taste buds.  We want to show you how to experience the culinary offerings of the nation’s capital city.

 

 

NoMa & Union Market: Craft Beer, Wine, Food & Street Art

Explore the fast changing NoMa neighborhood through its street art and sample some local DC favorites at the famous Union Market. Depending on when you take the tour, your guide may be a local artist or a NoMa foodie. You sample some sustainable wines, a few savory food samples, a dessert all while learning about DC food and street art culture. 

We end at Union Market where you can stay to shop and eat some more, with an easy walk back to the Metro station where we started the tour.

Includes: Food & Drink samples (vegetarian options available) and Professional Tour guide.

Duration: 2.5 hours

When: This tour is run as a private option only. Please contact us for more information on how to book.


Eastern Market Food Tour

The neighborhood of Eastern Market/Barracks Row is set on historic Capitol Hill, where the homes of historical figures mix with modern day congressmen. One of DC’s first neighborhoods, you’ll see the small town charm in the center of the City. From John Phillip Sousa’s first home, to the men (and women) at attention at the Marine Barracks, hidden statues and a lost wine cellar. The diverse architecture surrounded by the old trees on Capitol Hill to the historic Main Street of 8th Street SE.

And as we visit these historic sites, we’ll sample some of DC’s finest local sweets that the neighborhood is known for.

The tour ends at Eastern Market, DC’s oldest market where you’ll have time to meander the farmers market for fresh local produce, shop at the weekend flea market, or eat some more! (Weekday tours will only have original market and not open air farmer’s market)

Note: We will view the above sites and homes from the street and will not be entering any residences.

Includes: Food & Drink samples (vegetarian options available) and Professional Tour guide.

Duration: 2 hours

When: This tour is run as a private option only. Please contact us for more information on how to book.


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Georgetown Cupcakes & Desserts Tour

Georgetown Cupcakes… and Macarons… Cookies, Scones, oh my! These tasty treats and more can be found in Georgetown.

Walk with our guide through the tree lined streets as we weave around the historic neighborhood led by our sweet tooth. We’ll talk about the history of these local and famed shops, with a chance to pop inside for a nibble, or two

 

 

Want more history on your visit? Take our Historic Georgetown tour! This Georgetown Cupcakes & Desserts Tour is for the foodies – yummy treats and tasty stories about Julia Child, nineteenth century dinner parties, and historic restaurants.

Check out our audio tours for before or after your visit!

Potential Stops on Georgetown Cupcake Walking Tour

Samples are … sample size so we recommend having lunch before the tour! Stops with * do not include samples, so bring some extra cash if you want a coffee along the way or a full size cupcake! 

Includes: Food & Drink samplesand Professional Tour guide.

Duration: 2 hours

When: This tour is run as a private option only. Please contact us for more information on how to book.


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U Street History & Food Tour

Join us as we explore the tastes and historic treasures of DC’s U Street corridor. Once known as “Black Broadway,” this neighborhood remains a trove of the capital’s African American history. From the Civil War through the Jazz Age to the race riots of the ‘60s and beyond, we’ll not only discover that rich history but also taste how it has influenced the diversity of U St’s many eateries.

Washington DC Food Tours

 

Come hungry, as we’ll be using our fingers to get a true feel for the deep flavors of Ethiopia, dropping in on a local favorite for some sumptuous soul food (hint: Guy Fieri oohhs and aahhs about this place) and ending up with a good old bowl of chili from one of DC’s most famous stops.

Includes: Food & Drink samples (vegetarian options available) and Professional Tour guide.

Duration: 2 hours

When: This tour is run as a private option only. Please contact us for more information on how to book.


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About the author

Canden is a historian and tour guide in Washington DC with 3 published books about the city. She has written for HuffPost Travel and has been featured in the Washington Post, WTOP, and numerous other DC papers. She's also been interviewed by the Travel Channel and Discovery Family Channel. Canden is the host of our podcast, Tour Guide Tell All

With a M.A. in History from University College London and a B.A. in History from Elon University, she is an authority on D.C. history, and has led tours in the city for over 10 years. She currently resides in DC, but has also lived in London and South Korea, and has travelled to 25 countries. Her two children (both under the age of 3) have their passports and own frequent flier accounts.