Hidden Eateries of Washington DC: Exploring the Capital

 Photo via Popal Group 2015

Photo via Popal Group 2015

Washington DC is home to some of the most beautiful buildings, tourist sites, and museums, but it is lesser known for its incredibly diverse cuisine. In fact, DC is home to some of the richest, most unique eateries in the country, ranging from phenomenal falafel shops to delicious crepes. If you’re visiting the city, here are four locations you must stop by at!

Stop 1: Kafe Leopold: 3315 Cady's Alley NW, Washington, DC 20007

Sporting a beautiful interior, Kafe Leopold is tucked away in a series of alleyways that exemplify the homey, retro vibes Georgetown is famous for. You can always count on this location to be bustling with activity. The Kafe Leopold is inspired by European cuisine and offers some of the best soufflés and croque madams you will ever try. Special recommendations: Austrian coffee and steak hash.

 

Stop 2: Café Bonaparte: 1522 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Providing a lovely morning brunch location close to the bustling streets of historical Georgetown, Café Bonaparte is a mere ten-minute walk from Georgetown University. This location is small and cozy, but it offers some delicious sweet and savory crepes. The dessert menu is to die for, if you’re looking for some affordable yet authentic French crepes. Special recommendation: ham and cheese crepe.

 

Stop 3: Amsterdam Falafel: 2425 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

This falafel shop is the best in the city—super cheap, accessible from all over DC, and a supplier of phenomenal toppings and extras. If you’re looking for a quick stop on your way to a busy day, this is the place for you. The crispy fries and falafel balls explode into an unforgettable experience of complementary tastes, and you’ll be left wanting to come for seconds for days to come.

 

Stop 4: Toki Underground: 1234 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Toki Underground’s ramen is simply to die for. If you’re craving a masterful amalgamation of spices and savory ramen, the braised pork and pickled ginger come together for a masterful blend. The interior of the restaurant is unique, with sloping wood walls and ceilings and a beautiful light setting; your experience eating ramen will be unique.