It’s been a while since I shared anything food related so I decided to do a post on 10 must try restaurants in Washington, DC because who doesn’t like reading about scrumptious noms? Most of these are posts that I shared on Nomtastic Foods so click through for full reviews, friends!
If you haven’t tried Astro yet, you need to change that stat because their creme brûlée donut is made of magic and rainbows. I was all about District Doughnut…until I had Astro, and now I can’t go back. They also do fried chicken, but is it as good as their doughnuts? Eh. You guys go and let me know what you think.
I’ve been dreaming of their carbonara ever since I attended a blogger brunch there. I took my beautiful frand La Belle Mel and met up with some other bomb foodie influencers and got spoiled rotten by Sam the man, their bamf social manager. Go for bottomless mimosas and all the tagliatelle.
It’s no secret that I am completely and utterly obsessed with Halal Guys so when I say District Chicken & Gyro’s good, you can take my word for it. Love, love, LOVE this hole in the wall in Georgetown. Their menu’s short but sweet, and I could eat their combo all day every day. Click the title link for deets, friends!
Holy crap guys, if you’re a pasta lover like me, you need to try their egg pasta. It’s made with jumbo crab, sea urchin (!!!!!), and shrimp butter, and it’s honestly one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had in my entire life. Their duck was also bomb so go with a friend and get one of each to share. Then come back and let me know how amazing I am for recommending Joselito, ha. Just kidding…kind of.
This was a recent post, but I’m including it just in case you missed this photo recap. Minibar was my first Michelin Star experience, and damn, it was an unforgettable one. Hands down, the best meal I’ve ever had, and I went with one of my favorite people ever so that made it all the better – I’m lookin’ at you, DCFoodFreak.
I’m not a huge seafood person so you know that if I’m recommending seafood, it’s gonna be good. Chef Andrew at Pesce makes one seriously kickass lobster risotto. His grilled octopus is also a must-try so get there and indulge! Click to see more of my favorite dishes on Nomtastic Foods.
If you’re looking for something quick and delicious, head to the Navy Yard stat for RASA will make all your dreams come true. Think of them as an Indian Chipotle but 100000x better. You can’t go wrong with any of their combos so take solace in the fact that anything you get there will hit the spot. Don’t forget to get a mango lassi. And naan. And samosas.
Thanks to this episode of Thrillist’s $5 Lunch, you already know that they have the best cheap dumplings in DC. However, that’s not the only delectable dish there. Click to see why I can’t get enough of their ChengDu spicy wontons and dan dan noodles!
Craving solid Thai food in DC? Then you’re welcome in advance. I mean, there’s a reason why Soi 38’s a Michelin recommend restaurant. Their food is ridiculously on point, and I honestly can’t wait to go back again. Their Ped Roti was honestly the best roll I’ve ever had, and I’m salivating just thinking about their Kua Kling, an incredible ground pork dish with fresh chili, lemongrass and other fragrant spices. Tell all yo family and frands!
I don’t even know where to start, guys. Teaism is one of my favorite fast casual places in DC, and I can’t recommend them enough. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, they do everything well, but their french toast is where it’s at. It’s only available for brunch though so make sure you make a note and set your alarm. Each bite will melt in your mouth, and I guarantee you’ll let out a loud “mMMMmmmmM” as you devour this nomness.
Alright friends, I hope you enjoyed this delectable roundup featuring some of my favorite places in Washington, DC. Have you tried any of these restaurants? Let me know by leaving a comment below, and browse more food related posts here. Stay full, everyone.