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DC Food & Culture Tour

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Today’s H Street in Washington D.C. would be nearly unrecognizable to one of the many working-class immigrants who lived here over a century ago. But on this tour of this northeast neighborhood, we’ll bring alive the stories of these people and the impact they had on the growth of the nation’s capital.

A legacy of these workers in this area once known as Swampoodle, Union Station is where we’ll set the scene for the booming industrial city. 

As we pass by a diverse array of cuisine offerings along H Street Corridor, your guide will relate the history of immigrants – African American, German, Ethiopian – and when and why they arrived here in D.C. 

Perhaps we’ll get a taste of history with a strong Ethiopian coffee, representing a beverage that would have been much more prevalent prior to H Street’s rapid gentrification. 

Other possible options on tap are D.C.’s best craft beers, followed by a filling German pretzel. You’ll be extra thankful for your refreshing brew after hearing about the city’s battle against booze and how Prohibition shaped alcohol trends following its repeal. 

As we sample other staples of the neighborhood, including a loaded chili dog, we’ll be able to tap into black history and maybe even visit a beloved black-owned business, representing the resilience of minority groups. 

While this tour can accommodate all travelers of all ages and abilities, we have the chance to board a D.C. streetcar to cover some ground and enjoy a ride on the only public transport of its kind left in the city! 

While the above description includes just a basic idea of possibilities, we’re happy to build a food and walking experience that will fully capture and hopefully help preserve the incredible diversity of food and culture that make H Street well worth exploring on your Washington, D.C. visit!

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