Washington, D.C. is well-known for its monuments and cherry blossoms. What you don’t want to miss out on, however, is the amazing food scene. Create your D.C. foodie bucket list with these 10 delicious plates
Washington, D.C. is home to the famous half-smoke. This sausage is half-smoked, half-grilled and made from pork and beef. It’s spicier and bigger than a traditional hot dog. Get it covered in chili and dig in!
This place is pho-real. Pho Viet got a nod from the Washington Post for best bowl of pho around. Try the beef special which has beef eye round, brisket, steak flank, soft tendon and meat balls in a spicy broth for under $10.
Hop in line at the popular Georgetown Cupcake (known from the TLC show) for one of their famed red velvet cakes. The cream cheese frosting is to die for and the small heart sprinkle on top is just begging to be Instagrammed.
D.C.’s oldest saloon, Old Ebbitt, is a must on your foodie journey around the District. Order the fresh oysters, mixing and matching from the coastal waterways. They have a great happy hour deal, so you can have a glass of rosé with your mollusks.
This 18th Street icon has perfected the art of late-night dining. Prevent hangovers (or cure them in the a.m.) with an order of breakfast tots: sautéed onions and mushrooms, bacon, cheddar, jalapeños, and two eggs any style on top of tots. Yum!
The Proper Burger at Duke’s Grocery brings a taste of London to the capital. Sorry vegetarians, this delightful dish isn’t for you. It has angus beef, melted gouda, pickles, red onion, and sweet chili sauce all stuffed into a brioche bun.
While not technically a dish, Green Hat Gin is distilled in Washington, D.C. by New Columbia Distillers. The gin offers a crisp and evergreen flavor. Visit the distillery on Saturdays for free tastings and tours and pick up a bottle to take home.
Get ready to pig out at Federalist Pig in Adams Morgan. This barbecue restaurant serves up wood-smoked meats and mind-blowing sides. The Pitmaster Special for two is a steal and allows you to try four meats and two sides (we recommend the mac and cheese).