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Food Tours in Washington DC

Sample Local Cuisine at Washington DC Area Restaurants, Cafes and Public Markets


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Food tours are a fun way to experience local culture and cuisine. You can sample a variety of local foods at Washington DC area restaurants, cafes and public markets while exploring historic neighborhoods such as Capitol Hill, Georgetown, U Street, Old Town Alexandria and Frederick, Maryland. Here is a guide to food tours in Washington DC.

Capitol Hill Culinary Experience
The 3.5 hour food tour takes you on a stroll through Capitol Hill, the historically diverse neighborhood, where you sample local and regional cuisine. Experience Washington DC's culinary scene as you sample foods at a range of dining establishments from the Navy Yard to Barracks Row.

Gastronomic Georgetown Food Tour
This 3.5 hour food tour highlights the cuisine of locally owned and operated restaurants and shops in historic Georgetown. Try some Presidential favorite dishes, handcrafted European beverages, high-end Turkish inspired cuisine, desserts from Georgetown's favorite family run bakery and much more.

Dupont Circle Food Tour
The 3.5 hour tour explores the Dupont Circle area which has some of the oldest, most beautiful architecture in the city. The streets are lined with old townhouses, churches and cafes. Experience the cuisine that fed the aristocrats who first lived here, to the latest spots in ethnic food and trendy bars.

Old Town Alexandria Food Tour
The 3.5 hour Old Town Alexandria Food Tour explores the culinary variety of locally owned and operated restaurants off the beaten path in the historic waterfront town. On this guided walking tour, you will experience and learn about Alexandria's significance throughout colonial times.

Little Ethiopia Food Tour
This 3.5 hour walking food tour highlights Ethiopian cuisine at a variety of restaurants in the historic U Street and Shaw neighborhoods in Washington. Sample the flavors and textures in Ethiopian cuisine while recounting the history of the Ethiopian people.

The Foods of Eastern Market
The 1.5 hour tour guides you through Eastern Market, the longest running public market in Washington DC. The 200 year old market on Capitol Hill is a culinary gem with history, character, and delicious food.

DC Metro Chocolate Tours
Two-hour interactive walking tours bring the culinary experience of chocolate to life in Washington, DC. Tours in Dupont Circle, U Street Corridor, and Georgetown take guests on a multiple-destination learning and tasting adventure. Guests will learn the history and life of chocolate, how luxury chocolates are created, and taste samples of different types and flavors of chocolate.

Taste Frederick Food Tours
The 3-hour guided walking tour through historic downtown Frederick, Maryland includes food and drink tastings at unique local restaurants and specialty food shops. The tour provides insight into the historical, architectural and cultural components of the city.

SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier Factory Tours
360 Main Street, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, Maryland (240) 654-6972. The premium chocolate manufacturer, located in the Kentlands in Gaithersburg, Maryland, manufactures single-estate premium chocolates from cacao beans imported from the Dominican Republic. They offer FREE factory tours where you can learn about the origin of cacao trees, how they are harvested, fermented, dried and then subsequently turned into premium single-estate chocolate.

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