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DC Metro Food Tours

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Address: 305 S. St. Asaph St. Suite 4, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 800-979-3370
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DC Metro Food Tours brings groups on 3.5 hour walking tours that highlight...

DC Metro Food Tours brings groups on 3.5 hour walking tours that highlight the architecture, history, people and most importantly, the cuisine of Washington DC area neighborhoods. Our Food Tours have been carefully developed to create a striking harmony between a neighborhood’s local cuisine, history, and architecture. The food served at each establishment accurately reflects their house specialties while staying true to the area’s culinary history. Washington DC Food Tours:The Capitol Hill Culinary ExperienceCapitol Hill is a 200 year old melting pot of cultures, ethnicities and religions. The country’s largest Victorian neighborhood has been the home to laborers, craftsmen, and members of congress alike. Enjoy a series of dishes from restaurants and shops nestled in quaint row houses, clustered down barracks row, and located inside the district’s longest running market.

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Great Fall Outing

I went on the Old Town Alexandria tour and had a great time! The ratio of walking and stopping for food/drinks was perfect. Even though it was a bit chilly, fall is a nice time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Kathleen C
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Mississauga, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We were visiting from Canada and thought this tour would be something awesome to see as it had received such positive reviews. I was very impressed with the TOUR GUIDE, but this tour was about the food. The tour guide Shiney was awesome. So that is why I am rating this tour a two star. The first restaurant had great... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I went on the Old Town Alexandria tour and had a great time! The ratio of walking and stopping for food/drinks was perfect. Even though it was a bit chilly, fall is a nice time of year to walk around and explore the town. Our tour guide, Pablo, was very knowledgeable and seemed genuinely interested in telling us about Alexandria... More 

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Dumfries, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We had a group of 11 with Eric giving us a great tour of Old Town Alexandria. The weather was perfect. Eric was very knowledgeable about the location and even more about all the fabulous food. I loved that the directions on how to get to the location including maps, parking, and what to bring was included. The more information... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

My group of 3 did the Georgetown tour with Christian the last weekend of August 2015. Overall, we had a really great time. It was a fun way to see Georgetown and hear tidbits of history accompanied by local, tasty food. I typically plan my vacations around what I want to eat, so a food tour sounded like a great... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I took my husband and father on the Old Town tour as a late Father's Day gift. They are both "foodies" and thought it was a great idea! We had a good time with Pablo as our guide. We were on the tour with some other people - a mother and daughter, and then 2 guides that were shadowing Pablo.... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Our tour guide Don was very knowledgeable about Old town Alexandria & being a former restaurant owner he also new the ins & outs of the restaurants we visited. We never felt rushed & we learned a lot of history of the area. I will be doing a review on the restaurants we visited on our tour. Please treat yourself... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We have done four excellent food tours in other cities, so this one was a bit of a let down. Our guide was very knowledgable and familiar with the food scene in Alexandria. However, the tour included four random stops at average restaurants, where the food was not unique or artisanal in any way. Two of the four stops included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Alexandria is a very charming city to stroll. We had a enjoyable day of food tastings and ample history. The tour combined a good mix of different foods and we walked some beautiful neighborhoods. Our group consisted of 8 people. The smaller group made the experience better. You may want to inquire about the group size when you make a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We have taken food tours in many other cities, and are sorry to say that this one in Old Town Alexandria was not great! Only 4 stops (others we have been on had many more). Our guide was nice enough, but we had to extract information out of him. If we had not kept asking him questions, we would not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Another fantastic tour with DC Metro Food Tours! This year I took the U Street tour with Chris as our guide. Along with being very knowledgeable of the history of the area Chris is a very friendly guy and makes sure everyone has an enjoyable time. I've also taken the Alexandria, little Ethiopia, and Capitol Hill tours and they were... More 

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