- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Washington D.C.'s Georgetown neighborhood is home to some of the city’s most notable residents, local commerce, embassies, and of course, culinary gems. On this tour, you will eat your way through this well-known and prestigious neighborhood. You will learn about Georgetown's early iconic years as we stroll off-the-beaten path for a taste from various local eateries.
- 2.5 - 3.5 hour walking tour
- Tastings and one pairing included (alcoholic/non alcoholic options)
- Professional guide
- Future visit offers' from the establishments we visit
- Vegetarian options available
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Intersection of 28th and Pennsylvania Ave NW, across the Four Seasons Hotel in a small road island with benches and bikes.
Saturday and Sunday
Explore Georgetown, learning about its early iconic years ranging from the town's flour mills, meat packing district, and C&O Canal, to Julia Childs' house as we stroll off-the-beaten path for a taste from local eateries.
Starting at 2:00pm, set off on foot, walking a total of about 1.5 miles (2.5 km) with your guide, at a comfortable pace. You'll stop about every 20 minutes to visit a local eatery. We may stand or sit, depending upon the stop, while indulging in a total of four to five tantalizing food samples and one wine or Spritz pairing.
Between tastings, learn from your guide about Georgetown, its culture and architecture. Afterward, you're free to explore more on your own!
This 'eat like a local' food tour features a local deli, an Indian-owned twenty-year institution, International Spice and Olive Oil, Italian Cafe and Grocery Store, and a highly recognized military-focused American bakery. Specific establishments may vary.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Minimum drinking age is 21 years; all participants must present a valid photo ID to consume alcohol
- Please specify any dietary restrictions in the Special Requirements field at time of checkout
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Lydia was informative and knowledgeable regarding the history of old Georgetown, the off the beaten path places we visited were charming and wouldn’t have been discovered otherwise. I didn’t enjoy the first stops food but that was a personal preference,others did, but the history of the place recounted by Lydia was very interesting. We saw Kennedy’s home while he lived in Georgetown, Julia Child’s home where she started her culinary journey and others. Loved walking the old streets decked out in their Halloween glory. Lydia even stayed and visited with us at our last stop which was unexpected yet welcomed. Showed we weren’t just a job. Thank you Lydia!
This is a good food tour though it definitely caters to the average meat eating crowd. You walk approximately 2 miles in total, with the stops in between.
The first stop is at a neighborhood charcuterie. As a pescatarian who also tries to follow a gluten free diet (most of the time) this first stop didn't cut it. The empanadas looked great (hubby had one) but I was given a broccoli salad - meh. It's too bad they didn't have a vegetable empanada available because I may have cheated on my gluten diet this one time.
The next stop was at Via Umbria. Quaint little restaurant. While my party enjoyed some sort of hot chicken sandwich, I received a small endive salad with smoked salmon (lox) - meh. I like smoked salmon but if it's more cooked. A aperol spritzer is provided and it was too sweet. It would be nice if we could have a choice of drink such as wine and also if they had gluten free bread available for a vegetarian sandwich.
The third stop is at Chaia Taco. Finally something I could eat! I ordered 2 extras tacos on my own. This is a go-to destination in Georgetown and rightfully so. Their tacos are DELICIOUS!
I ordered the zucchini taco on my own and it wasn't great but the kale/potato one which comes with the tour is heavenly.
The final place is a bakery across the street. The cookies are very good - and they make some of the best chocolate coconut macaroons I've every tasted.
Our guide provided insightful information on Georgetown and DC.
The tour is a great opportunity to see the backstreets of Georgetown as well as posh M street. We leared about Georgetown in general Kennedy- residence, Julia Childs, the Canal...as well as the food scene and the stories about the deli' s, restaurants and stores we went to. There was a fair amount of food. They catered to specail wishes i.e. non- alcoholic drink, vegetarian... . The places we went to were kond of off the beaten path , The quality of food was good.. I have participated in tour with less explanation and lower quality food. The tour is very recommandable.
Fun and unique and informative tour! However, my group of 3 wished there was a bit more food and more than just cookies for dessert.
Was a great tour of the neighborhoods, local history, and food from great spots off the beaten path.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and tasted a side of Georgetown that would have never found on my own. Learned about how Georgetown was the local food district and we ate where the locals do away from the main shopping areas. We had a unique cocktail and also some fun historical stops like the Kennedy Home, the home and classroom of the first African American DC public school teacher - in her home, and other gems along the way.
Without giving too much away, they did a great job offering the neighborhood's past and present while connecting food and culture to the day. I've been on food tours all around the world and this one was one of my favorites. We even went to a place where the owner was featured on the history channel MEAT AMERICA.
Very happy to leave this company great review and so glad I went on it. Looking forward to joining Mangia DC Food Tours again with my family.