Georgetown Food Tour: Discover DC's Culinary History
149 Ratings
Embark on a culinary journey through Georgetown, DC's oldest neighborhood, and discover its rich history and diverse food scene. Indulge in delectable dishes at acclaimed restaurants while learning about the neighborhood's cosmopolitan past. Join our small-group tour and support a good cause!
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Georgetown - Embark on a journey through the historic Georgetown district, where you’ll delve into the area’s past and savor an assortment of culinary delights. Spanning 3 to 3.5 hours, the tour involves strolling from one eatery to another while your guide imparts intriguing tidbits and historical insights. The eateries selected for this excursion are either helmed by local proprietors or situated in locations with historical significance to the narratives we’ll unfold. Occasionally, we’ll grab our bites to go and proceed with our exploration. Don’t worry, you’ll have ample food to consider it a full lunch!
What's Included
  • Small-group tour of 8 people
  • Historical neighborhood information
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

Georgetown, the oldest district in DC, was formerly a bustling port city. It still offers hints of its past with remnants of mule-drawn boats and flour mills. Explore Georgetown’s multicultural history where individuals from all corners of the globe and various religions coexisted, fostering a diverse gastronomic community. Beyond just being a top-notch shopping hotspot, Georgetown boasts an exciting and multifaceted past.

During the three-hour tour, you will visit a variety of esteemed restaurants. In between the gastronomic ventures, your guide will enlighten you with the fascinating history of the Georgetown district. You’ll sample delicacies like tarts from a James Beard Nominee and award winning VPN-style pizza, bringing you closer to the history, people and tales that define DC’s most renowned district. The tour is designed for small groups, consisting of approximately 8 individuals.

Bread For The City, an organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty in DC by providing essential services including food, clothing, healthcare, and legal and social aid, is supported with a portion of each ticket sale.

  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note: Unfortunately, as our tastings contribute to our story, we are not able to accommodate vegan diets, dairy, or gluten allergies on our Georgetown tour.
3210 Grace St NW
Grace Street Northwest
Please meet your guide at Green Almond Pantry at 3210 Grace St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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(149 Ratings)
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May 19, 2024
Fun way to see Georgetown - Food tours are a fun way to see the area, learn the history, and try a few foods you might not otherwise try. Dog Tag Bakery was probably my highlight, the honey biscuit was perfect, something I wouldn’t have ordered and their story is inspiring.
Review provided by Viator
May 10, 2024
Great food in a fun historical area. - The food was delish! Guide was very knowledgeable and had some fun historical stories to tell. We had a fun time.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 18, 2024
Fun intro to Georgetown and its food scene - Our guide touched on both the history of Georgetown (evolution of its demographics and architecture, notable figures) and the background of the one cafe and three restaurants we visited. Food portions were generous. Pacing was good. Our guide was affable. As far as I can tell, this isn't a tour for history buffs, but it's a great introduction to Georgetown. Ultimately, it was also a feel-good activity as BlueFern donates a few meals for each guest ticket sold. Afterward, we were ready to enter serious food-comas (sleep helps solidify all the history we learned, right?).
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Apr 1, 2024
Very good - We had a good time with Jim, he explained about Georgetown history , and we got to taste best pizza in town
Review provided by Viator
Mar 23, 2024
Fun Food Tour - Wanted to do something fun with my college aged foodie daughter home from school over spring break. We both thoroughly enjoyed our food tour! Interesting facts about the history of Georgetown and most importantly delicious food. Love that they have partnered with restaurants that provide meals to those in need.
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Feb 26, 2024
Great day exploring the city! - Chris was an absolute fantastic guide! We had so much fun and walked away with a great history of Georgetown and very full bellies!
Review provided by Viator
Feb 19, 2024
Great food and facts. - Our tour was fantastic with the great food, folks and facts. Great to learn about Georgetowns history and taste the great food.
Review provided by Viator
May 13, 2024
A must if you are going to Georgetown! - Excellent tour with Jim! He is very knowledgeable about Georgetown & made the tour very fun with his insights!
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Apr 1, 2024
Good but not great - Tour included both local history and local food establishments. It was fine, but the choice of the food items was not quite up to what we have had on other Viator food tours.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 26, 2024
Great food, but lacking in history. - Most of the food was outstanding. The scones, pizza and creme brulee were amazing. Pizza from Canale and the creme brulee were the standouts. We even went back to Canale for dinner that evening. Did not have enough room to enjoy the falafel. Would suggest something lighter before eating creme brulee. Food excellent, but the history was lacking. My son was really looking forward to going to the Exorcist Steps on the tour as well as more history about Georgetown. Maybe going to well know people that lived in Georgetown.
Review provided by Viator
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up to 8 guests
July 2024