Lonely Planet Experiences: DC Morning Food Tour on H Street

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Lonely Planet Experiences: DC Morning Food Tour on H Street

From $79 per person

From Italian to Middle Eastern, American to all things artisan, this Washington DC food tour will reveal where to find the best bites in DC. Sample everything from pizza to delicious pastries and freshly baked bread.

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Duration 3 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • 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
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Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience. 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 this foodie tour of H Street, the neighborhood that housed the builders and artisans who built the city and made it come to life. After a introduction at the meeting point, you’ll kick off the tour with a delicious snack from a local grocery store. You will continue to make a loop around the H Street corridor, visiting restaurants, markets, churches and historic sites. The foodie stops will vary depending on what is available on the day but you will be promised a culinary roller coaster ride that may include freshly baked local bread, popular sweet treats from an outstanding local bakery (like mom used to make) and a slice of the capital’s best pizza.  Along the way, you’ll 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 you have been filled 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.
  • 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
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/ gratuities for your guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC. On the east side of the entrance hall at Union Station, under the clock.

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  • Please dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather, as much of the tour takes place outdoors
  • Vegetarians and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please notify in advance if you have any dietary requests
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6
  • Small group of a maximum of 12 persons
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4.4 / 5

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I really enjoyed the H-Street food tour. We had a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide who not only knew a lot about the different street food places and restaurants we stopped by but also talked us through the neighborhood's and DC's history. We got to eat quite a lot (so you don't have to worry about being hungry at the end of the tour) however the food was not outstanding - though certainly authentic. I would recommend the tour to everyone who's interested in H street area's recent history and who'd like to taste authentic (North American) food.

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February 15, 2020

The tour was very fun, and the food was great. Our tour guide was also very personable and had a lot of knowledge.

November 9, 2019

Nice guide

It was interesting to walk in H-street, the food was perfectly ok, but maybe a little lower on the food on this trip than other cities I've been to. The guide was fairly new, very nice.

April 10, 2019

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