Exploring DC is easy when your taste buds do all the work!


See the DC Neighborhoods come to life one bite at a time, as you stroll the U Street and Shaw Neighborhoods, tasting the best they have to offer.

Life’s too short to try one place at a time!

Enjoy a six course meal on our tasty walking tour of the district’s most scrumptious neighborhoods!

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Tap into what you’ve been missing

With our alcohol ticket option and our new Happy Hour Tour, you can try lots of great local brews and fun new spirits!

Come find your new favorite restaurant!

Our tour takes you to some of the finest locally owned restaurants in the area.  We dare you not to fall in love!


Check out our two limited time offers!

African American Foodways Tour: In honor of the opening of the National African American History Museum opening this fall, we’re exploring the past, present, and future of food from Black America. We begin with flavors and techniques popular in West Africa, while learning how the mixing of cultures all around the Atlantic influenced what everyone was eating. Then, we travel through the neighborhood on our way to eat some of the oldest soul food recipes served in any restaurant in the world. Finally, we end with a sweet taste of today’s modern soul food movement.

In addition to the great culinary experience we’ll have, proceeds from this tour go to support the UMD-HBCU Graduate Mentoring Scholarship Fund.

Shaw Neighborhood Tour: Maybe you’ve seen all the changes happening in Shaw, or maybe you don’t venture here often. Either way this tour is designed to get you up to speed by exploring the neighborhood’s changing culture and cuisine. Our Shaw Neighborhood tour will take guests to a number of restaurants, including old favorites and trendy new eateries that will help you discover the ever-changing history and culture of this delicious part of the district. Along our walk, we’ll also stop at cultural and historic landmarks to get a real feel for the rich heritage Shaw has to offer. Tours cover just over a mile, and last approximately 3 hours.

And as DC’s only one-for-one food tour, a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to our partner organization, Bread for the City, to feed someone in need for a day.

If you don’t see a date that works for you, let us know! Both tours are available upon request.

What is a Carpe DC Food Tour Anyway?

Whether you have museum-fatigue or want a deeper look at your local community, Carpe DC Food Tours will get you off the beaten path to discover the new eats, fascinating culture and rich history behind the district’s iconic neighborhoods.

We’re not your typical umbrella-toting march through the National Mall.  Our tours have been thoughtfully curated from neighborhood and restaurant selection to delicious food and alcohol tastings as well as the dynamic culture and historic landmarks that all combined to tell the story of these eclectic neighborhoods through food.

Not only will you try a number of mouth-watering tastings from locally-owned restaurants, you’ll get an inside look at where DC’s been and where it’s going. You will also be a part of DC’s first one-for-one food tour, where a portion of your ticket purchase goes to feed district residents in need for a day.

So if you can’t already tell, we at Carpe DC love this community and are proud to support it and show it off. Come let us show you why!

Who's Hungry?


DC neighborhoods’ most mouth-watering cuisine, unique culture and history while you learn the stories of the district through food!


Give Back

to the city with DC’s first one for one food tour, helping feed those in need one day at a time, through our partnership with Bread for the City.

Treat Yourself

to some of the best food in the District! While our tours will never leave you hungry, they’ll always  leave you excited to discover more!


with the local restaurant owners, learn their stories, and find out how they are shaping these iconic neighborhoods!


Give Back with DC’s only One-For-One Food Tour!

As DC’s first One-for-One food tour, a portion of every ticket sale goes to feed a local district resident in need.  We are able to do this through our partnership with Bread For the City.  Just our small way of giving back and supporting this great city and its people.