Step away from the monuments & memorials into the real DC. Explore the stories of U Street though the street art, architecture and food! Enjoy some of DC’s most iconic flavors on this fascinating historic journey through Black Broadway, from Civil Rights to the Jazz era to today.
Southern Comfort – Old Town Alexandria Food Tour
- Vegetarian Adults
- Private Tour Starting Price for 2 People
Enjoy a Culinary Trek through Old Town
Alexandria, Virginia sits just across the river from DC but Old Town feels far removed with its cobblestone streets and charming rowhomes. When visiting DC, we always suggest that people take the time to explore this little nearby gem! It’s easy to arrive by car, rideshare, Metro, or even by Water Taxi.
Enjoy tastings from locally-owned restaurants which contribute to the story we share about this little slice of Northern Virginia. Along the way we will visit a classic spot that has been a mainstay for over 40 years; a restaurant with award-winning dishes, and classic bistro with European roots.
Explore the pretty streetscapes, the waterfront, pubic art pieces, and the architecture while you learn about the evolution of this small city from your insightful guide. From the Civil War to Civil Rights to present day, Old Town has played an instrumental part in this country’s history. Come and get a taste of history.
In addition to carefully selected tastings and fascinating history, your experience includes (electronic) photos taken by your guide on tour, as well a meaningful donation to feed a local person in need.
Book your Old Town Alexandria Food Tour now and stay flexible. If you chose the option to make your ticket refundable for just $5 per person when you check-out, you will have the ability to receive a full refund (Less the $5 per person charge) up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time.
We applaud solo travel! Single tickets for solo travelers are available once we reach our 2 person minimum; if your date is not yet available to book for 1 ticket, please check back or email us to request assistance.
We have curated specific tastings for vegetarians. Unfortunately, as our tastings contribute to our story, we are not able to accommodate vegan diets, dairy, or gluten allergies on our Old Town tour.
We have provided options for small private tours for 2 to 10 people to be booked directly online with 48 hours notice. If you are interested in organizing a private tour for more than 10 people, please complete our form on THIS PAGE and we will get back to you within 2 business days (Monday through Friday). We have tiered options designed to fit most budgets but in most cases we can design a custom tour based on your needs – just ask!
Committed to Local Community
Join our Tour and Have Confidence That You Are Exploring Responsibly!
Blue Fern Travel is committed to supporting our local community and our partners. When you join a tour with us, you are directly contributing to our mission. Your tour dollars are helping in several different ways:
- A portion of your ticket price is donated directly to Bread For The City; you are responsible for feeding a DC resident in need THREE MEALS.
- Our restaurant partners are small local businesses, predominantly minority and/or women-owned.
- Some food tour companies negotiate tasting prices at restaurants they visit. Blue Fern Travel considers our restaurants to be our partners and we pay full price and tip your server 20%.
- We pay our guides a living wage.
Thank you for participating in our tour, supporting the local community while you taste and learn, and traveling in a responsible and sustainable way!