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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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    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?
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    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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    Little Ethiopia Food Tour

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    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!
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    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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    The Foods of Eastern Market Tour

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    Indulge your taste buds on a guided walking food tour of the Eastern Market -- the longest running public market in Washington DC! Still serving its original function as a public market, Eastern Market has been the center of life within Capitol Hill for over 200 years. Get a taste of history as you have the opportunity to meet the long standing vendors and taste their specialties, a variety of local products produced and grown within the Washington DC area. Savor delicious samples, which may include homemade kimchi and bulgogi as well as artisan breads, local, regional, and international cheeses, homemade turkey jerky, and empanadas. After the tour, you will understand the importance of the Eastern Market within Capitol Hill as well as within Washington DC!
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    The Foods of Eastern Market Tour

    225 7th St, WASHINGTON

    • Indulge your taste buds on a guided walking food tour of the longest running public market in Washington DC
    • Get a taste of history as you meet the market's long standing vendors and taste their specialties
    • Savor delicious samples, like homemade kimchi and artisan breads
    • Enjoy fascinating and informative commentary from your expert local guide
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    Market Street Food and Culture Tour

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    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.
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    Market Street Food and Culture Tour

    210 N. Market Street, 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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    Georgetown Tour

    Washington D.C.’s oldest neighborhood is the historically rich neighborhood of Georgetown. Explore G-town through your taste buds, as you sample foods from the lively and metropolitan culinary scene. Stop by a prohibition era bar for a bite out of their comfort food menu! Then take your tour to the streets, where you’ll sample food from a socially conscious street vendor. You’ll leave this guided tour knowing more about the culinary hotspots of this extraordinary and diverse neighborhood. So get ready to let your curiosity and cravings go wild!
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    Georgetown Tour

    U St NW, Washington

    • Explore this historic district next to our Nation’s capital
    • Sample foods from a variety of local vendors
    • Uncover all the hidden culinary gems of this neighborhood
    • Learn about Georgetown’s cosmopolitan history
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    Tastes of H Street Tour

    From Italian to Middle Eastern, American to all things artisan, this Washington DC food tour reveals where to find the very best bites in DC. Sample everything from craft beer and pizza to delicious pastries and freshly baked bread. As we swagger down the road, tasting the city as we go, your local guide will fill you in on all the juiciest historic gossip from H Street and beyond.
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    Tastes of H Street Tour

    50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington

    • Discover Washington DC with a local guide by your side
    • Visit one of the capital’s hippest neighborhoods and check out its buzzing foodie scene
    • Stroll past some of DC’s most historic venues and unique cultural sites
    • Sample some all-American tasty treats
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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.
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    Foodie Walking Tour

    3430 Connecticut Ave 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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    Historic Leesburg Food Tour

    You love food. What is better than delicious, authentic, local food? Maybe enjoying it on a guided tour in one of the areas most historic towns. Spend time in the picturesque town of Leesburg, where you'll be able to enjoy Culinary Institute of American level cooking as you take a break from your guided tour of 18th and 19th century architecture and the rich history of this robust region. Eat inside a restored 19th century mill and 150 year old bank building, before finishing with desserts that have been featured on the Food Network. This tour is the perfect mix of fun, sightseeing, and plentiful amounts food, don't plan on following this tour up with dinner. You will be feeling great after the special service you receive at each spot and anxious to return for more from this deliciously, authentic town! All dishes served are included in the tour. Enough food is served that for most participants, dinner afterwards will not be needed. Seating and special service is provided at all restaurants throughout the tour.
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    Historic Leesburg Food Tour

    203 Harrison St SE, Washington,

    • Enjoy a culinary tour just a stone's throw away from the heart of Washington DC in the picturesque town of Leesburg
    • Receive a guided tour of the rich history and 18th and 19th century architecture while sampling the food in a region that boasts its flavorful, locally-sourced dishes
    • Taste everything from Italian food, signature soups, Mid Atlantic comfort food, local seafood and Food Network featured desserts
    • Eat up on the tour-plans for an after-tour dinner won't be necessary
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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!
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    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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