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U Street Food Tour, Washington DC

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Key Highlights

  • Satisfy your stomachs in DC on this guided walking tour through the iconic U Street neighborhood
  • Enjoy delicious Cajun and Creole cuisines from local restaurants and eateries
  • The tour is perfect for all ages, for family time, a romantic date or even first-time visitors
  • Learn about interesting roots and history of the African American communities and the music that shaped the U Street culture
  • Overview

    Experience the best of Washington as an expert guide walks you through DC’s iconic U Street neighborhood. Treat yourself to delectable local cuisines ranging from southern style desserts, Cajun and Creole delicacies and the all-time favorite Chili Dogs that go best with up and coming local beers. Stroll through the streets rich in culture and history and find out why U Street was famously known as the ‘Black Broadway’.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    01 Dec – 21 Mar: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    22 Mar - 30 Nov: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday


    3 hours

    Start time

    11:30am to 2:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Tour starts at Ben’s Next Door, 1211 U St NW Washington DC 20009.
    Directions: Ben’s Next Door is located directly across from the U St Metro Station 13 St exit

    Ending Point

    Ben’s Next Door, 1211 U St NW Washington DC 20009


    The tour begins at Ben’s Next Door which is located directly across from the U Street Metro Station.

    Prepare to indulge your taste buds in traditional soul food with U Street Neighborhood tour that covers over 2 miles of Creole and Cajun cuisine, freshly made southern style desserts and dishes inspired from European cooking. This must-visit culture hub of DC has also been the heart of African American music scene for over 50 years. Stroll through the corridors of this vibrant neighbourhood formerly known as 'Black Broadway' where the expert guides drop some knowledge on how music has shaped the culture of U Street.

    Every aspect of U Street is rooted in the humble history of the African American community, from food to jazz music to architectural rebirth and its eclectic diversity.

    This guided culinary walking tour explores DC's iconic neighbourhood where you discover what makes U Street's food stand the test of time. Sample modern and low-country cuisines along the way and taste amazing food from local restaurants. Wash down their delicious Chili Dogs with local beers and satisfy your stomachs with on-the-go gourmet.

    With 3 hours of satiating treats and a pocket full of incredible insight into U Street’s history and culture, the tour comes to an end at the original departure point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • English speaking tour guide
    • Walking tour including food and drink


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Gratuities
  • Please note

    Please call Carpe DC Food Tours at least 48 hours before desired tour date to confirm reservation and provide any food allergy information. On the day of tour, please arrive 15 minutes early to tour departure point with valid photo ID.

    Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    Beer available with food and beer ticket purchase.Tours operate rain or shine, so come prepared. Walk covers approx. 2 miles over 3 hours.The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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