Guided tour

U Street Neighborhood Food Tour

U Street Neighborhood Food Tour

From US$ 99 per person

Discover the history and rapidly changing culture of the U Street and Shaw Neighborhoods, through the iconic streets formerly known as ‘Black Broadway.’ The tour stops at local restaurants, to explore tasty flavors and drinks.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy tastings from a variety of local restaurants on a 3-hour walking tour
  • Discover DC like an insider
  • Get to know the area formerly known as 'Black Broadway'
Full description

The U Street neighborhood tour begins at Ben's Chili Bowl, directly across from the U Street metro. From there visit the other stops during a 3-hour long leisurely walking tour, that covers approximately 2 miles. During your tour, you will learn about several significant buildings and check out street art and murals that contribute to the story of U St. In addition to the stops at multiple restaurants, where you will enjoy a variety of carefully selected tastings, you will explore the history of the neighborhood. Stay for approximately 20 minutes at each stop and enjoy brief walks in-between. The tour will end close to the Shaw Metro stop at approximately 2:30 PM. A portion of each ticket is donated to Bread for the City, a charity that provides services to DC locals including providing food, clothing, and legal and medical services.

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate vegan diets on this tour.

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    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Ben's Chili Bowl, 1213 U Street NW, Washington DC, 20009.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    • Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking, vegetarian options are available and accommodations can be made for food allergies or other requirements
    • It is recommended to dress appropriately for the weather because the tour takes place rain or shine
    • It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes because the tour will cover 3 miles in 2 hours
    • A portion of each ticket sale is donated to Bread for the City, a local charity
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 7 reviews

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    Get away from the usual tourists attractions!

    This tour gives great insights into the vibrant U Street corridor with its historical attractions like the Howard Theater, Ben's Chili Bowl, etc. The food stops are diverse...and even if you don't like the food on every stop it is worth it to understand the neighborhood's character and diversity. The Civil War monument, along with an impressive and knowledgeable young man in period clothing was a highlight.

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    May 18, 2018

    Soneka was super nice and informed and the food was delicious!

    October 2, 2021

    We had a knowledgeable guide,&the foods were good. Everyone learned a thing or 2! The art was interesting, but the best part is all that amazing history on U street&area. Our Guide Really made it fun,and worthwhile.

    October 7, 2017

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