A Foodie’s Guide to Washington, DC

Rachel Raab

Posted on October 01 2018

A Foodie’s Guide to Washington, DC

By: Kristen Marrs

When you think of Washington, D.C., you most likely think of politics. But D.C. isn’t only about Capitol Hill- it’s rich in history, culture, and it's a great place for self-proclaimed foodies. Here are 5 of the best places to eat  on your way around the District!


1. Founding Farmers - From their savory roasted vegetable and avocado sandwich, to chicken and waffles, you can find something for everyone here. Their company culture embodies the true meaning of “farm to table” since they’re owned by over 47,000 family farms in the U.S. and sourced by a few hundred. Like supporting local farms? Check this place out!

2. Ben’s Chili Bowl - It would be a cheat to not mention Ben’s Chili Bowl in a list of D.C. food spots. This place has been an institution since 1958, and you might spot celebrities and politicians frequenting here too. The original location is on U Street, just off the Green Line on the Metro.

3. Sakuramen - Who doesn’t love ramen? This little place in Adams Morgan is easy to miss, but it’s always busy=so come hungry! The bulgogi steamed buns are a popular menu item, and if you love spicy ramen, it doesn't disappoint. They’re open for dinner only, so make sure to keep that in your notes if you visit.

4. Amsterdam Falafel Shop - If you love to customize your meals, Amsterdam Falafel Shop is where it’s at. There are a few locations throughout the city, and the food is spot on. They supply the falafel and a toppings bar, and you can make it your way. The food is fresh, and it’s delicious. They also have late night hours, so eat away, whenever you want.

5. Indigo - There’s something about a relaxed atmosphere that makes the food you’re eating that much more enjoyable. At Indigo you’ll find amazing Indian dishes, but the quirk here is that it’s “Indian food on the go”. You can order and take it with you, or you can hang on their patio under the lights and prism colored picnic tables and eat. Food + atmosphere = love.

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