Food & Drink

Get a taste of the DC food scene and discover the best places to eat, drink and more in the nation's capital.

The Best Places to Eat in DC's Shaw Neighborhood

A short walk from Howard University from the north or Mount Vernon Square from the south, the ultra hot neighborhood of Shaw has made a name for itself with its mix of eclectic retail, raved about restaurants and bragging rights to some very cool African American jazz history. No national chains...

The Dabney - Michelin-Starred Restaurant in Washington, DC Shaw Neighborhood
15 Can’t-Miss Food Experiences at Union Market

Welcome to Union Market , DC’s hippest feasting ground, a revived mid-century produce- and meat-selling bazaar that holds food stalls, informal restaurants and kitchenware boutiques in NoMa . We’re focusing on some of the tastiest experiences to be had at the hub, which is open every day of the...

@dcfishwife - Poke Bowl from District Fishwife at Union Market - Washington, DC
10+ Farmers’ Markets You Should Visit in Washington, DC

There are plenty of farmers' markets near you in Washington, DC. Whether you are looking for local produce and fresh vegetables, handmade pastas and artisanal cheeses or prefer to catch a chef demo and score some samples, there’s something for everyone. Head into DC's neighborhoods and check out...

FRESHFARM Markets - Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Brookland

The concentration of Catholic churches and monasteries surrounding the campus of Catholic University in this leafy neighborhood earned it the nickname of “Little Rome.” In addition to the attendant Italian restaurants that come with that suitable nickname, Brookland is also home to a handful of...

Diners at Brookland Pint at Monroe Street Market - Restaurants in Brookland - Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Downtown DC

Downtown DC buzzes with activity all day long and well into the evening with its mix of sophisticated shopping, dining and cultural offerings. The neighborhood’s proximity to the White House has also made it a prime destination for politicos and tourists alike. For foodies, you’ll find everything...

Momofuku at CityCenterDC - Where to Eat in Downtown Washington, DC
Everything You Need to Know About DC’s Signature Dish: The Half-Smoke

What is a half-smoke? Paris has croissants, Baltimore has crab cakes, and Washington, DC has something called a half-smoke. The town’s signature dish is a sausage, generally smoked before it’s grilled. They’re often a bit spicier and made of meat that’s more coarsely ground than a hot dog. Sources...

Ben's Chili Bowl - Places to Eat on U Street - Washington, DC
10 Things To Do Indoors, Day & Night in Washington, DC

DC’s monuments and outdoor spaces get a lot of press, but you can also find plenty of things to do inside, whether you’re fleeing wintery weather or trying to beat the heat in summer. From off-beat museums to plush spas, we’ve literally got you covered.

Union Market
11 Wine Bars to Get Your Vino Fix in Washington, DC

Ready for a glass of red? A bottle of white? Maybe some frosé? Us, too. Take your pick of these standout wine bars – where you can have your pick of fantastic bites, too – in Washington, DC.

Vinoteca - U Street Wine Bar - Washington, DC
Appetite for Perfection: DC’s Bib Gourmand Restaurants

Although Michelin stars are highly coveted, the Bib Gourmand designation (“Bib” is short for “Bibendum,” known as “ Michelin Man ” in English) signifies a restaurant serving high quality cuisine at affordable prices (to be precise: two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less). In...

Ottoman Taverna - Bib Gourmand Restaurant in Washington, DC
20+ Rooftop Bars & Restaurants to Check Out in Washington, DC

It's always the right time to head out on the town, find the nearest rooftop bar and order up your favorite cocktail or draft beer. Feel the breeze and ease back at these District locales, who have set up shop up top for your warm weather pleasure.

DNV Rooftop at The Donovan  - Rooftop Bars in Washington, DC