U Street Corridor: DC Food Cultural Walking Tour

Food, Wine & Nightlife in USA

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Discover the history and rapidly changing culture of the U Street neighborhood 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.
The U Street Neighborhood tour begins at Ben's Next Door, directly across from the U Street Metro. This is the start of your 3 hour long leisurely walking tour that covers approximately 2 miles.  Experience 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 you 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. The tour is aimed at 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. Most locations will be visited for approximately 20 minutes with brief walks in between. The tour will end close to the Shaw Metro stop at approximately 2:30pm. Please specify any food allergies at the time of checkout in the special requirements field.

What’s included

  • Local/professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Alcohol tastings are only included with the Food w/ Alcohol ticket

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcohol is not included in the Food Only ticket. If Food Only ticket is purchased, you will have the option to upgrade on the day of your tour to Food w/ Alcohol.


  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Receive discounts at selected restaurants, shops and attractions
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Likely to Sell Out