Carpe DC invites you to discover the history and rapidly changing culture of the U Street and Shaw Neighborhoods, through the iconic streets formerly known as 'Black Broadway.' This tour stops at local restaurants, to explore tasty flavors and drinks that make these neighborhoods mouthwatering and unique! You'll learn the stories behind the restaurants, DC history and connect to the community. You'll also be a part of DC's First One-For-One Food Tour, where a portion of every ticket goes to feed district residents in need! Come taste the district!
The U Street Neighborhood tour begins at Ben's Next Door, directly across from the U Street metro. From there you go to several other stops during a 3 hour long leisurely walking tour, that covers approximately 2 miles.'
Let our guides take you on a culinary exploration of two of DC's iconic neighborhoods. Here, you will discover what makes U Street so delicious, from classic Chili Dogs that have stood the test of time, to new DC favorites and on-the-go gourmet. You will also try some local beers and sample some up and coming flavors in Shaw. This adventure will satisfy your stomach and leave you excited to explore more of our delicious city.
As we stroll through these famous streets, you can learn how music has shaped the culture starting with 'Black Broadway' and the jazz era. You'll learn about other great eats, how the architecture has shaped the city and the ways the neighborhoods have evolved over the last century.
This tour is'perfect for those who call DC home or are just visiting. They are made for anyone who wants to connect to DC's great neighborhoods, and go on a culinary adventure.' Whether you are looking for somewhere to take your family, a date or out of town guests, this food tour will satisfy all appetites.You will stay at most locations approximately 20 minutes, with brief walks in between. The tour will end close to the Shaw Metro stop at approximately 2:30 pm.