Lonely Planet Experiences – DC Food & History Tour on H Street
From Mexican 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 local craft beer to Ethiopian coffee, delicious and authentic tacos to the famous DC half-smoke sausage. As we swagger down the road, tasting the city as we go, your local guide will make you an expert on our city, from H Street and beyond.
Walking Food Tour of DC Highlights
- 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
- Sample some all-American tasty treats
- Stroll past some of DC’s most historic venues and unique cultural sites
- Get a glimpse into DC’s immigrant heritage and learn about the contribution that migrants have made to the development of Washington over the years
Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, food and drink samples. Food and drink options may vary on each tour, depending on what is in season and what is available.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
- Duration: 3 hours
- Meeting point: Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC. On the east side of the entrance hall at Union Station, under the clock.
- Starting time: 10.00 AM
- Ending point: Corner of 3rd St and H St NE.
Should I Book a Public Tour or a Private Tour?
- Set departure time
- Slight less expensive for small groups
- Meet other travelers and locals and make new friends
- Pick your departure time
- Ability to customize the tour for your specific preferences
- Ability to add a hotel pick up
You’ve seen the major sites in Washington DC — the Capitol Building, the Smithsonian Museums, and the thought-provoking memorials — but did you ever wonder about the people who built this great city? Join us on a foodie tour of H Street, the neighborhood that housed the builders and artisans who built the city and made it come to life.
After introducing ourselves at the meeting point, we kick off the tour with a delicious snack from a local grocery store. Then we head to a cafe with freshly roasted, in-house coffee, where we may even meet the unofficial “Mayor of H St”!
We continue to make a loop around the H Street Corridor, visiting restaurants, markets, churches, and historic sites. Our foodie stops vary depending on what is available that day but we can promise a culinary rollercoaster ride through many of DC’s most authentic and delicious neighborhood spots.
Along the way, hear some amazing stories about the people who used to live and work in this district, learn how food has played a big part in bringing the community together, and taste for yourself why DC’s food scene is enjoying a much-deserved resurgence.
After we have filled you up with some of the best food in the city, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more hints and tips on how to get the most from your stay in Washington DC.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food and drink samples, craft beer tasting. Food and drink options may vary on each tour, depending on what is in season and what is available.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather, as much of the tour takes place outdoors.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of six are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of six. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do in the ‘additional information’ box at checkout or by emailing us at [email protected]