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Little Ethiopia Food Tour

Little Ethiopia Food Tour

From USD$51.00Per Hour


1999 12th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia

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This walking food tour will highlight Ethiopian cuisine by stopping at a variety of restaurants, each boasting a different specialty dish. Sample the intricate flavors, textures, and colors in Ethiopian cuisine, while recounting the history of the Ethiopian people.


  • 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
  • Italian influenced desserts
  • Ethiopian National drink, honey wine
  • Coffee ceremony

The Little Ethiopia Food Tour will take you through historic U Street to 9th street as you visit the heart of the world’s largest Ethiopian community outside of Ethiopia. Your gastronomic experience will chronicle the intricate flavors, textures, and colors in Ethiopian cuisine, while recounting the history of the Ethiopian people.

The Little Ethiopia Food Tour was specially designed for the adventurous eater. Some of the restaurants are visited are ‘hole in the wall’ spots, that focus on the quality and authenticity of the food, rather than the particular ambience of the restaurant. All of the restaurants were built and maintained through hard work and perseverance that resonates the pride of a people that have faced adversity yet managed to succeed.

You will traverse through the center of Ethiopian life in Washington DC, located in the heart of the historic U Street and Shaw Neighborhoods. The 19th century neighborhood houses some of the area’s very best and most authentic Ethiopian restaurants.

Enough food is served that most participants will not need dinner after the tour. All dishes are served sitting down, so you can enjoy the ambiance of each restaurant while trying their specialties, and hearing their stories.

After the Little Ethiopia Food Tour, you will have a greater understanding of the friendly and hardworking people, their food, and their cultural hub. You will have the confidence to navigate the streets like a local.

So make your reservations, get your eTickets and go on this food adventure with The Little Ethiopia Food Tour!

Operating Times:

Operates on Select Saturdays from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. See Calendar for open days. Tours are closed on all major holidays.

Reservation Notes:

Reservations are required. E-Ticket will contain complete details regarding this tour.

# of Stops:



3.5 hours

Booth Location:

1999 12th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia

Nearest Intersection:

On 10th St between U Street and T Street.


There is a parking lot on 9th Street next to Axium Restaurant.

Age Requirements:

Price the same regardless of age. Under 7 yrs are free, but you need to inform reservations when purchasing eTickets.


Reservations are required at least 2 days in advance of desired tour. Please let Reservations know if anyone in your group has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, etc.) when you purchase your eTickets. Wear comfortable walking shoes. The tour price includes all food and drink served.

Guarantee Note: Due to the limited reserved seating and factors beyond the control of the operator, this product does not fall under the Trusted Tours and Attractions Guarantee program.