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    Foodie Walking Tour

    Unlike many major American cities, Washington DC doesn’t have an official Little Italy. You’re probably not happy about this. No disagreement here. However, this fair city is still home to some of the world’s best Italian food, you just have to know where to look. On this walking tour you’ll be led by an energetic, knowledgeable guide around the city on an historic sightseeing tour, stopping along the way at some of the area’s most unique and delicious restaurants for tastings. Between tastings, you’ll explore the popular Dupont Circle neighborhood, learning about its rich cultural and architectural history along the way. See? All hope is not lost for you Italian food lovers.
    Foodie Walking Tour

    Dupont Cir NW, Washinton

    • Enjoy a guided walking tour of some of Washington DC’s best Italian Food
    • Try various samples of food from each restaurant and discover your favorites
    • Learn about the history and architecture that created the Dupont Circle neighborhood
    • Appreciate the rich culture of the area and understand its significance
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    Georgetown Food Tour

    Experience the historic yet chic charm of Georgetown, an area that pre-dated Washington DC, on this guided walking food tour! On your 3.5 hour journey, you will be transported across 250+ years of history as you enjoy a unique combination of progressive, high-end cuisines and long standing DC institutions, from restaurants and shops running before prohibition, to some of the swankiest hotspots the area has to offer. Savor delicious samples, which may include handmade pastas from an award winning restaurant, handcrafted beverages from an ultra chic European influenced coffeehouse, European inspired flatbreads, and authentic southern French cuisine and pastries from a 30 year old family run cafe. Finish up by crossing the historic C&O canal and enjoying a sweet ending and drink from a bakery that originated as a printing house, a perfect way to end a day you’ll never forget!
    Georgetown Food Tour

    Georgetown, Washington

    • Experience the historic yet chic charm of Georgetown on this guided walking food tour
    • Enjoy a unique combination of progressive, high-end cuisines and long standing DC institutions
    • Savor delicious samples, from handmade pastas to handcrafted European influenced beverages
    • Finish up by crossing the historic C&O canal and tasting a sweet ending at a historic bakery
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    U Street & Shaw Neighborhood Food Tour

    This tour is open to all foodies… and anyone who’s hungry! Whether you’re a local looking to rekindle your love for DC or you’re visiting this delicious (and historic) city, Carpe DC Food Tours has a treat in store for you -- literally! You’ll embark on a culinary and cultural adventure of two of DC’s most iconic neighborhoods -- U Street and Shaw. You’ll savor classic Chili Dogs that have stood the test of time (not the actual dogs themselves, they’re fresh, we promise) and much more, from new city favorites to on-the-go gourmet. As you stroll down these famous streets, your trusty tour guide will let you in on the city’s interesting history. You’ll learn how music, with “Black Broadway” and the jazz era, has shaped the culture. You’ll discover other great eats and how the architecture has shaped the city. And this is all just a sneak preview! Well, what’re you waiting for? Carpe DC -- savor the day!
    U Street & Shaw Neighborhood Food Tour

    U St NW, Washington

    • Enjoy tastings from 6 locally owned restaurants and eateries while strolling through two of delicious DC’s most iconic neighborhoods
    • Allow your trusty tour guide to take you on a culinary exploration of U Street and Shaw -- and learn about their fascinating histories
    • Savor classic Chili Dogs that have stood the test of time, as well as other tasty foods
    • Embark on a mouthwatering tour of this iconic city
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    Historic U Street & Shaw Food Tour

    What’s a foodie to do in D.C.? Sample the city’s tastier side during this 3-hour walking tour! Centered around the U Street and Shaw neighborhoods, you’ll enjoy an inside look at the burgeoning food culture of these suddenly very hip destinations. Altogether, you’ll visit six different food locations, enjoying mouthwatering samples, and learning about the local food culture from your guide. While the itinerary is subject to change, your tour typically begins with a meet up at Ben’s Next Door, where you’ll sample some delicious chili. Afterward, you’ll make your way to Eatonville for southern cuisine, Fast Gourmet for some innovative bites, and Etete for Ethiopian dish samples. You’ll finish up with a trip to Compass Coffee for a peek at the city’s current coffee climate, and Calabash Tea & Tonic for handmade teas and dessert! Altogether, you’ll walk for approximately 2 miles, stopping at each restaurant for about 20 minutes. This tour should give you quite a bit to chew on!
    Historic U Street & Shaw Food Tour

    1213 U St NW, Washington

    • Get to know the rising food scene of the U Street and Shaw neighborhoods, with visits to six eateries
    • Try a range of bites including chilli, Ethiopian food, and southern cuisine
    • Learn about D.C. coffee culture at Compass Coffee and visit Tea & Tonic for handmade tea
    • Travel alongside a knowledgeable local and fellow foodie for an insightful perspective
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    U Street & Shaw Neighborhood Food Tour (Drink Tickets)

    This tour is open to all foodies… and anyone who’s hungry! Whether you’re a local looking to rekindle your love for DC or you’re just visiting this delicious (and historic) city, Carpe DC Food Tours has a treat in store for you -- literally! You’ll embark on a culinary and cultural adventure of two of DC’s most iconic neighborhoods -- U Street and Shaw. You’ll savor classic Chili Dogs that have stood the test of time (not the actual dogs, they’re fresh, we promise) and much more, from new city favorites to on-the-go gourmet. Not to mention you’ll get to try refreshing local beers and sample upcoming flavors of Shaw, too! As you stroll down these famous streets, your trusty tour guide will let you in on the city’s interesting history. You’ll learn how music shaped the culture starting with “Black Broadway” and the jazz era. You’ll discover other great eats and how the architecture has shaped the city. And this is all just a sneak preview! Well, what’re you waiting for? Carpe DC -- savor the day!
    U Street & Shaw Neighborhood Food Tour (Drink Tickets)

    U St NW, Washington

    • Enjoy tastings from 6 locally owned restaurants and eateries while strolling through two of delicious DC’s most iconic neighborhoods
    • Allow your trusty tour guide to take you on a culinary exploration of U Street and Shaw -- and learn about their fascinating histories
    • Savor classic Chili Dogs that have stood the test of time and sample local beers as well as up-and-coming flavors
    • Embark on a mouthwatering tour of this iconic city
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    Happy Hour Tour on 14th Street

    Hungry for the D.C. foodie experience? Satisfy your appetite with this happy hour tour! You’ll explore the burgeoning food culture of 14th Street with a local guide, making three different stops to try tasty bites and indulge in a few equally tasty drinks. Your guide will also offer insights into the restaurants you visit and the food scene at large, helping you connect with D.C.’s tasty side. You’ll kick things off at K&Pizza near McPherson Square Metro Station for some innovative slices, before heading to B Too, where eclectic menu items paired with local craft brews await your discerning judgement. Finally, you’ll head to Sotto to wind up your experience. This speakeasy-styled destination offers retro cocktails and delicious American fare. Food for thought, huh?
    Happy Hour Tour on 14th Street

    K & Pizza, Washington

    • Explore the food culture of 14th street during a happy hour walking tour
    • Enjoy food and drink samples at K&Pizza, B Too, and Sotto
    • Learn about the food scene from a local guide and fellow foodie
    • Enjoy a small group size perfect for a personable and educational experience
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    Old Town Alexandria Food Tour

    Explore one of DC’s most historically and architecturally unique towns, which has prospered for over two hundred years, in the most delicious way possible -- with this guided walking food tour! Experience and learn about Old Town Alexandria’s significance throughout the history of our country as you stroll through streets lined with stately mansions, charming row houses, and lush trees, encapsulating three centuries worth of charm. Stop to sample specially made dishes and discover off the beaten path locally owned and operated restaurants with your in-the-know guide. After enjoying treats ranging from handmade artisan bread, all the way to famous 135 year old Jelly cake, you will be able to truly appreciate the heritage, history, and local food in Old Town Alexandria! Other specialities may include fresh seafood and brewed tea. Begin your journey today!
    Old Town Alexandria Food Tour

    Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria

    • Explore one of DC’s most historically and architecturally unique towns on a guided walking tour
    • Uncover and learn about Old Town Alexandria’s significance throughout the history of our country.
    • Stop to sample specially made dishes from locally owned and operated restaurants
    • Enjoy treats ranging from artisanal handmade bread to Old Town’s 135 year old Jelly cake
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    Little Ethiopia Food Tour

    Journey from historic U Street through the Shaw neighborhood to visit the heart of the world’s largest Ethiopian enclave outside of Ethiopia! The 200,000 person community boasts over 45 Ethiopian restaurants throughout the DC area, more than any Ethiopian community in the United States. Enjoy a wide variety of foods from the area’s many restaurants -- some carryout, some sit-down -- but all equally important to the Ethiopian community at large. Your gastronomic experience will chronicle the intricate flavors, textures, and colors in Ethiopian cuisine, while recounting the history of the Ethiopian people. Savor delicious samples, which may include a traditional Ethiopian breakfast, some deep fried appetizers, vegetarian and meat dishes, handmade sauces and cottage cheese, and Italian influenced desserts. You’ve never experienced a history lesson as delicious as this before!
    Little Ethiopia Food Tour

    10th & U NW, Washington

    • Journey through the heart of the world’s largest Ethiopian enclave outside of Ethiopia on this tour
    • Enjoy a wide variety of foods from Little Ethiopia many restaurants, some carryout, some sit-down
    • Learn about the history of the Ethiopian people from your expert tour guide
    • Savor delicious samples, which may include a traditional Ethiopian breakfast and deep fried appetizers
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    Market Street Food and Culture Tour

    Discover the fascinating history and cultural gems housed on downtown Frederick’s Market Street. On this 3 hour culinary journey, your knowledgeable guide will teach you about Frederick's rich history while you sample delicious tastings from local food shops and restaurants. Embrace a wide spectrum of snacks, from local craft beer and old-timey sugar cane sodas to fresh seafood to artisan chocolates. Once you’ve completed this tour, you will have the confidence and know-how to explore all of downtown Frederick’s cuisine, entertainment and cultural offerings with ease.
    Market Street Food and Culture Tour

    24 E Church St, Frederick

    • Discover the secrets of downtown Frederick on a guided culinary walking tour
    • Sample a wide range of sweet and savory offerings
    • Experience a fun history lesson with other food enthusiasts
    • Walk away with the confidence to dive into everything Frederick has to offer on your own
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    Capitol Hill Culinary Experience

    Embark on a fascinating and informative guided walking food tour of Capitol Hill, a 200 year old melting pot of cultures, ethnicities, and religions! The country's largest Victorian neighborhood has been the home to laborers, craftsmen, and members of Congress alike. Here, you’ll enjoy a series of dishes from restaurants and shops nestled in quaint row houses, clustered down barracks row, and located inside the district's longest running market. Sample delicious bites, which may include 18th Century inspired Anglo-Indian cuisine, award winning Soul Food, as well as handmade pastas from a critically acclaimed Italian restaurant. After finishing on a sweet note with regional American desserts from the area’s newest neighborhood, venture into the town John Philip Sousa and J. Edgar Hoover called home, and where Roberta Flack started her career. After this tour, you’ll fully appreciate the unique heritage, history, and local food Capitol Hill has to offer!
    Capitol Hill Culinary Experience

    Capitol Hill, Washington

    • Experience 200 years of history and culinary delights on a guided walking food tour of Capitol Hill
    • Visit the country's largest Victorian neighborhood, home to craftsmen and members of Congress alike
    • Sample delicious bites of food, like handmade pastas from a critically acclaimed Italian restaurant
    • Venture into the town John Philip Sousa and J. Edgar Hoover called home
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