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Food-related sightseeing (and lunch)

waldrons | Feb 20, 200802:36 PM

We're coming from San Francisco with just one night in DC en-route to Europe. We're looking for some ideas for a very low-key half-day of sightseeing before taking off again (this will be on a Monday in late April).

We're looking for an interesting area to wander, with a good spot for lunch and maybe some food-related sightseeing. Eastern Market looks interesting, and has the apparent advantage of being weather-proof (?).

Are there any other areas or activities we should consider? We love food-related walking tours, food museums, seeing food made, etc. I see that WashWalks offers food tours on Zerve.com, but there's nothing on the schedule and I can't find a website for them (unless they are the same as Washington Walks)... are they still operating?

For food, we're looking for something that we can't get in SF, so I'm assuming that's along the lines of soul food (especially good fried chicken!), maybe some other ethnicities that we don't have here (I've been reading about Ethiopian on U St.).

(Just to give some perspective, if someone were asking the same question of me about San Francisco, I'd suggest the Ferry Building Marketplace, tours from Wok Wiz or Graceann Walden, wandering Chinatown, etc.)

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!


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