You know whose food is underrated? Northern Virginia.
You might find yourself in Foggy Bottom without even realizing it. Maybe you drifted in from downtown, perhaps you meandered up from the National Mall. Maybe you walked down from Georgetown on the Rock Creek Park walking trail. Maybe you’re looking for a quick bite before a Kennedy Center show! No matter how you find yourself here, you’ll definitely want to eat!
It’s no secret, I love afternoon tea! It’s such a fun foodie experience, and I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy afternoon tea in many of my travels. This time around, I met up with my friend Andrea for a very fancy tea at the historic and iconic Willard Intercontinental in D.C., and we highly recommend it to you!
D.C.’s neighborhood pride is real! Each neighborhood has its cool places to go, cool things to do, and cool food. Here are some of my favorites from Penn Quarter, which is the area around Pennsylvania Avenue, the National Archives, and adjacent to Chinatown. Take a look and bring your appetite!
There’s a great selection, and even a few iconic restaurants Downtown. Take a look and pack your appetite!
I have to urge you to put D.C. on your list of foodie bucket list destinations! D.C. restaurants have to be excellent to last around here, so when you find one with longevity, you know it’s for good reason.
Of all the neighborhoods in D.C., my personal opinion is that Georgetown has the best food! Businesses that thrive here have to be creative and original—no exceptions. So next time you’re in D.C., put in a little effort to walk or Uber into Georgetown (the closest Metro is a mile in either direction!). You won’t be disappointed.
I wanted to treat myself to something special, and there is nothing more special than afternoon tea in a gorgeous setting, so when I realized my hotel offered afternoon tea, I booked a spot. It’s an experience I hope to repeat, but for now, here’s your sneak peek.