Founding Farmers is one of my favourite restaurants in Washington, DC. It serves good quality “farm-to-table” American cuisine which isn’t just delicious, it’s ethical and locally sourced too. I definitely recommend the fried chicken and waffles which is just beyond words. And look at the cute little metal sauce pot in the shape of a carton!
I was quite taken with this little display of foodie books about great, responsible food.
I’ve also tried their goat cheese ravioli on the recommendation of the waiter and it was fantastic! You get a generous serving of ravioli topped with a chicken cutlet and a delicious squash purée.
Farmers Fishers Bakers
Farmers Fishers Bakers is the sister restaurant to Founding Farmers so I was keen to try it out on my most recent trip. It’s right down by the Potomac waterfront with a great view across the river.
The food is good old American fare like it’s sister restaurant, but with more of a focus on seafood. The Maryland crab dip came highly recommended and it was seriously yummy. I was glad I was sharing it though as it was a generous portion.
If you’re not a huge seafood fan, don’t worry – they do a massive range of food including a number of great pizzas. I went for their prosciutto, fig, and honey pizza.
I have heard so much about Momofuku CCDC, a relatively new opening by David Chang serving modern Asian food – it seems like the talk of the town right now. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get a table during my recent visit to DC and they were fully booked for the next month!! Still, I had to include it here because it sounds like a great place – just make sure you book a table well in advance! If you manage to get in, leave room for dessert at Milk Bar!
I was so happy when my friend suggested we go to Daikaya for dinner, because I’ve had it on my list for ages. Another Asian restaurant, Daikaya specialises in Sapporo-style ramen with a rich, clear soup and a range of toppings. I ordered the shoyu ramen and enjoyed every slurp!
Good Stuff Eatery
If you visit the US then the chances are you’ll be up for some cheeky fast food at some point. Head to Good Stuff Eatery for a lip-smacking burger from their extensive burger menu and a thick, creamy shake like their Milky Way Malt or Red Velvet.
After a while deliberating, I chose the Colletti’s Smokehouse burger topped with cheddar, onion rings and a spiced chipotle BBQ sauce. I’m salivating just thinking about it!
Baked & Wired
If you’re in the mood for coffee and ridiculously indulgent cupcakes, look no further than Baked & Wired in Georgetown.
It has a relaxed, laid-back vibe and a mouthwatering selection of cakes and other baked goods. You could try some of their “Hippie Crack” handmade granola too.
With flavours like Chocolate Cupcake of Doom, Dirty Chai and Uniporn (yeah I don’t know either), it’s certainly not an easy choice, but you honestly can’t go wrong.
They do great coffee too!