Mixed in with memorials and monuments, there are some fabulous foodie spots located in D.C. On my most recent trip (March 2015), I took it upon myself to eat my way through the capital, using suggestions from locals and the Top 50 Restaurants in D.C. guide.
First up! My first time trying pho at Pho 75 in Arlington... Singled out as D.C.'s best pho!. The restaurant only accepts cash, and there's only one thing on the menu - PHO! So if you're a fan, check it out!
My next foodie stop was the Founding Farmers. Founding Farmers nods to the American family farmer, and the founding fathers of the USA. The restaurant seeks to source American foods grown from local and regional farmers using sustainable methods. This restaurant is definitely popular - we had to make reservations, and still waited once we got to the table. The food was delicious, and well-worth the wait. We ordered the Prosciutto Farm Bread, the Cranberry and Brie Veggie Burger and the Yankee Pot Roast.
One of the things I miss the most about living in the States, and particularly South Florida, is that there is not much Indian food to be had. With there being ONE Indian cuisine restaurant in 100 mile radius of the town I live in, (compared to 100 in a 100 mile radius back in South Africa), I had to hit up "the best Indian restaurant in D.C., possibly America!". Oh and it did not disappoint. While Rasika did not serve my usual chicken korma, the restaurant's ambiance and food is incredible. Do not skip on the Palak Chaat salad! I could have taken three buckets of this home and still wanted more. I also had the Lamb Mirchi Korma. Delicious.
Another must-visit for the Foodie Fiend is the Good Stuff Eatery. Toasted Marshmellow Milkshakes along with a burger. You could not get better than this American fan fare. I have not enjoyed another burger more than a Good Stuff burger, in a very long time. It was so good I forgot to take a picture of it!
What are you favorite foodie spots in DC? Tell me in the comments so I can check them out the next time I'm there!