Discover the stories of the real DC through the flavors of our guided walking food tours!

Enjoy the delicious and diverse cuisine the district has to offer while connecting to local culture and history on a walking food tour.

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Why choose Carpe DC Food Tours? We've hosted over 7,000+ guests to date!


Carpe DC has been serving up delicious DC flavors since 2015


We visit only local restaurants to give you the real local cuisine!


With the most 5 star reviews of any DC food tour, you know you’re in good hands


We’ve donated over 21,000+ meals to help those in need and support our local community

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Visit Alexandria

Give back to the DC Community

As DC’s only 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.

Learn more about Bread For the City.



meals donated! And counting…

About Us

It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting for the weekend or planning a special event with friends; our itineraries are designed to make you feel more like travelers discovering a new city than Segway-riding tourists being herded like cattle. We focus on local, community-driven restaurants whose food isn’t only delicious; but also reflects the city’s dynamic culture. Combine good eats with discovering cool facts about the city’s evolving music scene and ever-changing architecture, and you’ve got yourself quite a perfect day.


Carpe DC Food Tours on the go!

"I have lived in the U Street area for 4 years, and am a self-professed foodie, but even still, learned SO much about my neighborhood and the places we stopped at for tastings!"

- Aparna Krishnamoorthy

"A nice feature of this socially responsible team is that they give a portion of each tour to Bread for the City, a local food charity."

- Johanna Mendelson Forman

"In speaking to Stefan and Mary at the end of the tour, one thing is evident: they are all about sharing the local DC experience with visitors and locals alike."

- Jessica van Dop DeJesus