9 Best Food Tours In Washington DC, The USA - Updated 2024

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Nestled on the Potomac River, set within the boundary of Virginia and Maryland state, Washington DC is one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the country. The city embraces diversity so you can expect lots of culture and flavor here. Washington is a great gastronomic destination, too. The district boasts a wide range of cuisines. At every corner, you will find great restaurants and eateries. Nearby places also have something for food lovers. Try Maryland crab cakes or delicious oysters at Chesapeake Bay. If you want to join happy hour, expect some sausages, chicken wings, and plenty of beers. If you want to experience all of these, then check out this article to discover the best food tours in Washington DC, the USA.

1. Discover Georgetown's food and history (from USD 80.0)

If you’re interested in a place’s cuisine as well as its history, then consider joining this amazing Georgetown food tour. Georgetown has rich history spanning hundreds of years. It was established in 1751 and became part of Washington City in the year 1871. Today, the town is not only a vibrant college neighborhood. Georgetown is known also for its superb culinary scene. On this tour, go around the neighborhood sampling its best culinary treasures, from French classics to interesting Korean tapas. Pair the tastings with some fine wine. All tastings are included in the fee.

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Small-Group Tour: Georgetown Food and History

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

276 reviews

2. Have a gastronomic experience at Capitol Hill (from USD 75.0)

Explore the rich history of Capitol Hill with this splendid guided, small-group walking tour, which is a combination of food and anthropological insight. The guide will shed some light on the Capitol’s diverse neighborhoods, which means a wide arrange of food are available, from Anglo-Indian delicacies to Salvadorian fare and more. The tour can accommodate up to 12 guests.

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Capitol Hill Food Walking Tour with Small Group

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

40 reviews

3. Explore the best food spots at Old Town Alexandria (from USD 127.0)

This food tour is another amazing package, which combines Old Town Alexandria’s rich history and culinary scene. It has got you covered throughout, from tasting delicious local fare and alcoholic beverages to learning more about the city as you walk along off-the-beaten-path landmarks. The best part? You’ll be able to help some local charitable organizations, as a portion of your admission ticket will be donated. Having fun for a cause sounds great, doesn’t it?

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Southern Comfort - Old Town Alexandria Food & History Tour

Duration: 3 hours

21 reviews

4. Find your favorites at Adams Morgan (from USD 74.0)

Truly, this three-and-a-half-hour food tour is all worth it. Explore Adams Morgan’s culinary gems and the best spots to eat your favorites. During the tour, you’ll be able to experience a variety of dishes ranging from Nepalese to Peruvian. Great cocktails are add-ons. Enjoy the unique taste of blood orange jalapeno margarita. Booking this tour will save you much time and stress, as your guide surely knows about the best spots to spend some quality time exploring food gems and great landmarks.

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Adams Morgan Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

4 reviews

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Stephanie Eley

Stephanie Eley

I'm a graduate of ITMI, International Tour Management Institute and 17 years as a licensed Tour Director and Program Director. My expertise began in NYC and Washington, DC where I'm a licensed guide and has expanded to Europe, South America, Cuba and the Western / Southwestern National Parks of the US. I'd love to introduce you for a day or a week to Denver, Colorado and the 4 corners region of... Read more

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Annie Leguennec

Annie Leguennec

My name is Annie. I am a local Tour guide based in Philadelphia enjoying fully what the city has to offer with its deep history, street arts, murals, architecture, traditional food, black history, Farmer Markets, green space, a melting pot of neighborhoods and its great locals. I am looking for to welcome you and show you this incredible city where you will gain a better understanding of the ci... Read more

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5. Learn about U Street culture and history through food (from USD 112.0)

Previously known as “Black Broadway,” the wonderful U Street neighborhood has some of the best spots in Washington if you are looking for a gastronomic experience. Luckily this three-hour small-group tour is here to assist you on your food adventure in U Street. You’ll learn about the rich culture and history of the streets while making your way into several local restaurants and eateries to taste U Street’s best offers. What’s nice about this tour is, the portion of your admission ticket will go to the area’s residents in need.

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U Street Corridor: DC Food Cultural Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours

249 reviews

6. Get introduced to Ethiopian culture through this magnificent food tour (from USD 67.0)

This Little Ethiopia food tour will introduce you to Ethiopian cuisine, plus you’ll gain insight into the largest Ethiopian community in the heart of U Street. Yes, you can discover and learn more about Ethiopia’s rich culture and history through their food. Their food is known for a variety of rich flavors, which makes their food shines among the rest. Freshly baked traditional loaves of bread are available and even deep-fried lentils. This tour includes a knowledgeable guide that will assist you throughout.

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Little Ethiopia Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

6 reviews

7. Check out the thriving pub scene of Washington DC (from USD 119.0)

Plenty of beer samples, hickory-smoked ribs, buffalo wings - that’s only a portion of action you can get by joining this superb Washington DC brewery tour. During the tour, you’ll be able to stop by DC’s best brewpubs. Learn beer preparation and talk with the owners about their daily operations. Other highlights include food pairings and tastings, a guide, and round-trip transportation through a bus.

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Washington DC Brewery Tour with Expert Guide, Food Pairings

Duration: 5 hours

82 reviews

8. Go Italian at Dupont Circle (from USD 70.0)

Whether you are craving Italian food, aiming to explore the beauty of Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, or just want to hang out with friends, this amazing three-and-a-half hour food tour has got you covered. All food lovers are welcome here as vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. During the tour, you’ll get to try four to five tastings paired with a glass of wine. Learn more as you pass by the town’s trendiest neighborhoods. This tour can cater to up to 16 participants.

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Washington DC Food Tour: Italian Cuisine in Dupont Circle

Duration: 180 to 240 minutes

10 reviews

9. Tour historic H Street with a local (from USD 136.0)

This exciting three-hour tour is exactly what a food tour should be all about. It takes you to H Street’s best food hubs and the diverse neighborhoods around it where you’ll able to hear some controversial stories about the building of the US capital. Booking this tour saves you time and hassles. All you have to do is enjoy the lovely sights, learn more about food by tasting samples, and get to know more of the city through listening to your knowledgeable guide.

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Washington D.C. "Tastes of H Street" Tour With Beer Tasting

Duration: 3 hours

47 reviews

Explore the beauty of Washington DC from a foodie perspective

The diverse character of Washington DC makes it a great gastronomic destination for all. Whether you are craving for seafood or a little bit curious about Ethiopian food, this amazing town will never disappoint you. Why not join the best food tours in town and explore the beauty of Washington DC from a foodie perspective? Book a tour now.

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