Great places to eat in Washington DC

Founding Farmers

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!

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I was quite taken with this little display of foodie books about great, responsible food.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Momofuku CCDC

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!

Daikaya

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!

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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.

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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!

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Baked & Wired

If you’re in the mood for coffee and ridiculously indulgent cupcakes, look no further than Baked & Wired in Georgetown.

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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.

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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.

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They do great coffee too!

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