U Street Heart and Soul Food Tour


U Street, known as "Black Broadway", has been the heart of the African American music scene for over half a century. Once the home of Duke Ellington, it remains a vibrant and exciting neighborhood.

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The music scene in the U Street area consists of historic theaters, long standing jazz clubs, and hot new venues.

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We will take you through the corridor, sampling a variety of cuisine that follows the history of the neighborhood, from its humble roots, to its prominence to the African American community, to its rebirth and newfound eclectic diversity


We recommend you eating a light brunch before the tour rather than lunch. The dishes you will try resemble small meals rather than traditional tastings. We want you to be able to experience the best each restaurant has to offer.

Your Food Tour may include the following specialties:

  • Traditional soul food
  • Creole and Cajun cuisine
  • European inspired dishes from a neighborhood speakeasy
  • Modern low country cuisine
  • Fresh-made southern style desserts

Tour Information

When:Wednesdays at 5:00 pm (please see the event calendar for current availability)
Where:  Meets near U Street Metro (The exact meeting location will be provided upon ticket purchase)
How long:The food tour will last approximately 3-3.5 hours
Who:All age groups and fitness levels are encouraged to take the tour
How much:$60 per adult ticket (plus a $3 ticketing fee). We will be sitting for all dishes.
What to wear:Comfortable clothing and shoes
What is included: All food and drinks are included in the tour.
Weather conditions:Food tours will take place rain or shine- tours may be rescheduled based on severe conditions

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U Street Food Tour reviews

“This food tour was excellent. Great variety and quality of restaurants, friendly staff at each, and interesting facts and history about the neighborhood given by the knowledgeable tour guide. ”

Martha S - Aug, 2012

“We loved this tour. Great experience! ”

John G - Oct, 2012

“I loved the tour. The food was very good and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We are planning to take our next tour very soon! ”

Jen I - May, 2012






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