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Black Broadway – U Street Food Tour

Quick Details

Vegetarian Adults
Private Tour Starting Price for 2 people

Eat at our Favorite U Street Restaurants

Connect with DC’s jazziest community on our stroll through the U Street corridor. Discover the foods that repaired a rioting city, and sample diverse cuisines of cultures that have come to call DC home. If you listen closely, you might even hear some tunes from DC’s own Go-Go music!

Sample the classic flavors unique to the district and discover the new tastes that are shaping its culinary evolution as we continue down the street while stopping to hear stories behind local murals, buildings, and sculptures that define the city’s heritage. Explore some of the best places to eat on U Street.

Taste the local bites

Don’t know what a half smoke is? Don’t worry. We’ll explain it along the way, and you’ll be glad we did! After all, this is a food tour. And we believe the best way to connect to a city is through its cuisine!

Aside from carefully curated tastings and fascinating history, your experience includes custom photos of your tour. A portion of each tour ticket is donated to our charity partner and is enough to feed a local resident in need for the whole day, three full meals.


Book Flexible

Book your U Street 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.


Considering More than One of Our Tours During Your Visit?

Here’s a secret: Book one of our tours and then fill out the waiver in the email that is sent to you and we’ll send you a code for a discount off of your second tour!

Wondering if there is overlap between Black Broadway – U Street Fork Tour and U Street’s Jazzed Up Cocktail Tour? Here is your answer: NOPE! They are in the same neighborhood and focus on similar subjects but the restaurants, tastings, and experiences are DIFFERENT. We often have people spend their Saturdays with us doing both tours with a little break in between!


Solo Travelers

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 join our waitlist to be notified when single tickets are available on the date you’d like to explore the U Street corridor with us.


Private Tours

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. Since 2014, together with our guests, we’ve donated 40,000 meals; help us reach our goal of donating 10,000 in 2024 for our 10th Anniversary! 
  • 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!

Here's What Past Guests Have Said!

Great food paired with good company

This was a great food tour. It was the perfect mix of walking, talking, and eating. Our guide Jim was incredibly knowledgeable, had a strong voice (to carry over the bustle of the U street corridor), and was a skilled speaker. He reminded me of a very engaging college professor. We learned SO much about the rich history of the area, and ended the day pleasantly full of delicious food!

– Kevin S | Google
An absolute must in DC

Amazing! Book this and I guarantee that you will not be disappointed....Do not eat breakfast before your go! That will be your breakfast, lunch, and probably your dinner. Besides the food, the culture, history, and street art portion was eye-opening, insightful, and inspiring. Wear your walking shoes and get ready to fill up with food and knowledge!

– Deb | Tripadvisor
Do this tour for something different and delicious

Experienced the U-Street tour with Soneka as our guide. She was honestly one of the best and most engaging guides I've ever experienced and I work in travel. Great good but even better stories and I left felt like I really got to grips with a different (and important) side to Washington DC. Love all the work they do for the local community too.

– Barton M. | Google