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The Foods of Eastern Market

The Foods of Eastern Market

From USD$30.00Per Hour


Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia

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Our Eastern Market Food Tour will give you an inside look at this legendary market. You will have the opportunity to meet long standing vendors and taste their specialties which include a variety of local products produced and grown within the Washington DC area.


  • Regional and international Cheese
  • Artisan Bread
  • Spanish Empanadas
  • Locally Grown Fruit
  • Korean Barbecue
  • DC Half Smokes
  • Homemade Kimchi
  • Turkey Jerky
  • French Pate
  • Mamma’s Baklava, Cheese Pie, and Stuffed Dates
  • Traditional Eastern European Jewish Desserts

This walking food tour takes you to the Eastern Market – Eastern Market is the oldest continuously running food market in the Washington, DC area, still serving its original function as a public market. Eastern Market has been the center of life within Capitol Hill for over 200 years.

Part of a city-wide public market system, Eastern Market was built in order to provide a convenient supply of goods to Capitol Hill residents. It acted as an anchor to the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Additionally, Eastern Market was a symbol of urbanization. Its presence helped to both retain and attract neighborhood residents.

Tour participants should understand that Eastern Market is much smaller than traditional public markets. Do not expect a large public market such as Redding Terminal or Pike Place. Regardless, Eastern Market remains a culinary gem in Washington DC filled with history, character, and delicious food.

Expect to stand up throughout the duration of the tour. Unlike the standard Food Tours, the Eastern Market does not have any sit down restaurants. All dishes served are included in the tour. Enough food is served that for most participants, dinner afterwards will not be needed.

Make your reservations, get your eTickets today and learn the importance of the Eastern Market within Capitol Hill as well as Washington DC.

Operating Times:

Operates on Select Sundays from 3:30 pm-5:00 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:



1.5 hours

Booth Location:

Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia

Nearest Intersection:

7th Street SE and Pennsylvania Ave SE


Street parking in the area is extremely limited. The parking garage at Union Station has more than 2,000 spaces. Access is available 24 hours a day. Rates: $10-16.

Age Requirements:

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


Tickets must be purchased at least 2 days in advance of desired tour date, as tours usually sell out quickly ahead of time. To maximize your chances of getting your desired day, time, and number of tickets, please book well in advance. When making your reservations, please let them know if anyone in your group has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, etc.) or if you will be attending with an infant or young child under 7 yrs old. Remember to wear comfortable shoes. Expect to stand up throughout the duration of the tour. Unlike the standard Food Tours, the Eastern Market does not have any sit down restaurants. You are encouraged to bring your camera to capture memories of your adventure. Alcoholic beverages can be served on the tour for an additional cost. Leader gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The tours are held rain or shine. You should dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions. Pets of any kind are not allowed on this tour. It is requested that you wait to shop until after the tour so that they can stay on schedule and continue with the tour in a timely manner. The tour finishes within the same vicinity as where it starts.

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.