Venue Details

13 Star Starred
U Street NW
Meet outside U Street/Cardozo Metro Station, 13th Street Exit 1240 U St., NW Washington, DC 20009
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Member Tips

Goldstar Member
info Nov 16 2009 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
OMG, lamb tibs.
info Nov 16 2009 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Off the Metro, Could not be easier.
info Nov 16 2009 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Arrive very hungry and avoid water. Injera expands.
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Jackie Cole
Maybe a follow-up tour with different restaurants.
info Nov 24 2009 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Food was a delicious
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4.5 average rating
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50 reviews
22 stars
attended Oct 17 2010

We had a wonderful time on the Little Ethiopia Food Tour. The guide was very friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledeable. We explored an interesting part of DC that I was... continued

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13 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 31 2010

The tour wasn't as informative as the other food tours that I've been on with this company. It was good - not fantastic. I would have liked to have learned more about... continued

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11 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 15 2009

Our guides, Natalie and Sarah were knowledgable, gracious and fun. The eateries on the tour were outstanding. The sheer number of Ethiopian restaurants in DC is daunting,... continued

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The Little Ethiopia Food Tour is the first of DC Metro Food Tours’ series of in depth cultural tours.

They will take you through historic U Street to 9th street as we visit the heart of the world’s largest Ethiopian enclave outside of Ethiopia. Over 200,000 strong, the Washington DC area boasts over 45 Ethiopian restaurants, more than any Ethiopian community in the United States.

You will sample foods from a variety of restaurants, some carryout, some sit-down, but all important to the Ethiopian community at large. Your gastronomic experience will chronicle the intricate flavors, textures, and colors in Ethiopian cuisine, while recounting the history of the Ethiopian people. The tour will highlight Ethiopian cuisine by stopping at a variety of restaurants, each boasting a different specialty dish.

The Food Tour may include the following specialties:

  • Traditional Ethiopian breakfast
  • Deep fried appetizers
  • Vegetarian and meat dishes
  • Hand made sauces and cottage cheese
  • The Ethiopian national dish, Doro Wot
  • Several homemade Ethiopian breads (injera)
  • Italian influenced desserts
  • Coffee ceremony

About the Ticket Supplier: DC Metro Food Tours

DC Metro Food Tours was brought about by a lifelong love for food, and a desire to help promote locally owned and operated restaurants. As they began to explore the many diverse neighborhoods within the DC Metro area, they found a variety of delicious foods served at unique, often family run establishments.