Washington DC is a truly wonderful destination. I would go back in a heartbeat. In fact, Georgetown was one of those places that I thought, I could really live here. And yes it is a place brimming with political and historical attractions but it is also a culinary capital. We enjoyed excellent food in Washington DC, from cupcakes and donuts to the best beef chilli. So here are my five favourite places to eat in Washington DC, plus a few extra that I have heard good things about, that are on my list for next time. Please leave a comment below with your favourite Washington DC eats!
Ben’s Chilli Bowl
1213 U Street NW Washington DC
Tip: I loved this place! Their chilli was outstanding, so rich and flavourful. Take a seat in one of their vintage booths and order a bowl of their world famous chilli – the recipe has remained unchanged for over 50 years.
Baked and Wired
1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW Washington DC
Tip: Some of the BEST baked goods in America can be found at Baked and Wired in Georgetown. I loved their OMG bar, a caramel smores bars complete with a graham cracker crust and a homemade marshmallow.
1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington DC
Tip: Specialising in farm to table fare, Founding Farmers is a fabulous restaurant with an extensive menu including breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. I loved their skillet cornbread served with sea salted honey butter. Reservations are recommended.
Good Stuff Eatery
3291 M Street NW Washington DC
Tip: If you are craving a good old fashion American shake, go straight to Good Stuff Eatery in Georgetown. Serving up burgers, fries and handspun shakes, I can still remember swooning over their outrageously good Milky Way Melt Shake.
Astro Chicken and Donuts
1308 G Street NW Washington DC
Tip: Astro Chicken and Donuts is a small hole-in-the-wall joint, serving up fried chicken and donuts. I tried their peanut butter and jelly donut which was fantastic but I couldn’t fit in a taste of their chicken. The girl next to me order a chicken sandwich but beware it was served with a donut as the bun. Not one for the faint-hearted!
On the list for next time:
Golden Brown Delicious
1323 Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC
3301 M St NW Washington DC
Dangerously Delicious Pies
1339 H Street NE Washington DC
2 Amys Pizzeria
3715 Macomb St NW Washington DC
The Capital Grille
601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington DC