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DC Itinerary: 3 Days of Foodie Favorites
- Eat your way through the city on a walking tour
- Gleefully nosh on "blue-buck" pancakes at the historic Eastern Market
- Sample the pairing of a menu item with a craft brew
Whet your appetite for local flavors with a food-focused walking tour. Explore Little Ethiopia or Georgetown with DC Metro Food Tours or take Washington Walks' "Moveable Feast" tour to other corners of the city. Stop in for a sweet treat at Georgetown Cupcake (now featured in a reality show on TLC).
DC dazzles with award-winning eateries, from CityZen to Bourbon Steak. Snag a sought-after table, then walk it off with a moonlight stroll around the monuments.
Any recipe for a DC foodie weekend calls for a visit to Capitol Hill’s Eastern Market, where melt-in-your-mouth blueberry buckwheat (or "blue-buck") pancakes await. On weekends, you’ll also find locally crafted art, jewelry, soap and more sprinkled among the fresh fruit and veggies.
Next stop: the National Museum of American History. Pay homage to a culinary legend, Julia Child, whose kitchen is set to be back on permanent display when it serves as the cornerstone for the museum's ongoing exhibit, "FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000." Ready for another snack? Sample the house-made gelato at the National Gallery of Art or feast on fare from cultures throughout the continent at the National Museum of the American Indian.
Plot your culinary course through the eclectic eateries of Adams Morgan. Stop at Julia’s Empanadas for a flavorful meat, vegetable or cheese-filled pastry or dine al fresco at Perrys.
Join the locals and take a Sunday-morning spin through the Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market. Sample what’s fresh and catch a chef demo. From there, it’s on to brunch at a neighborhood favorite like the Tabard Inn or Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe.
Shop for fun kitchen accessories at 14th Street’s Go Mama Go and Home Rule, and pick up a unique vintage at Cork Market. Beer lovers won’t want to miss the dizzying menu and crafty pairings at Birch & Barley, which boasts its own beer sommelier.
Keep it casual with a trip to the Arts District/U Street/Shaw neighborhood. Grab a chili half-smoke at Ben’s Chili Bowl or dive into Southern-inspired comfort food at Eatonville. Linger over a nightcap at Marvin.