May 29, 2024

Strolling Through D.C.

Are you a foodie? I certainly am, wherever I go, I love tasting new flavours, and finding new recipes, whether it’s healthy or not, as long as its tasteful! Whenever you are traveling, one thing that you can’t help deny is looking for the exotic food from the culture of the country you are in. You don’t want the ordinary continental, but the traditional authentic food of the town you are visiting. Some flavours might get your taste buds dancing, others might just warn you to stay put. So what are some of the best places to get some of the most amazing food which you have only dreamed off?  It is always in the little shop by the corner which you will never even guess would have such good food by the outer appearance. It’s only when you step inside and have the plate of food in front of you, the aroma will just win your hearts and tell it all. So rather than hopping off to the high priced fancy restaurants, you can find the petite corner shops, where you can find good authentic food which will fill your stomachs. There are many places that are yet left to be discovered in the Washington D.C. tri state area.

When you travel to Washington D.C., one place you have to make sure you don’t miss out on is Georgetown. Georgetown is a very old city, but it is the most beautiful and most expensive of cities in the D.C. area. I would highly recommend that you not go there with a car, because with its small streets, and beautiful paved sidewalks where you can take your evening stroll, it’ll be the most difficult of things to find parking. The best way to get to Georgetown is by the metro. Once your are out in the capital, its better to explore by feet. The more you walk, the more you’ll be able to see. It’s the only way to discover the best places to hang out, and eat or just have a cup of coffee (you’ll be able to find Starbucks at every corner). In Georgetown, there is a little place called Bistro Francais. When you walk in, it is like stepping into another world, with its welcoming interiors that give out a homely feel. The family owned restaurant is open until 3 a.m. or even later to satisfy your late night cravings for some good traditional home made food.

dc 2When you walk around D.C., one thing you have to keep in mind is that, you really shouldn’t miss out on the street vendors selling their pretzels and hotdogs.  One of the best things you will find are big soft warm pretzels, and a side of mustard to go with it. It’ll be enough to fill your stomachs for a snack before lunch. For breakfast however the one thing you must try is the bagel and cheese. And don’t just go for the plain bagel and cheese, but try the combination of bagel with salmon. Go to Bethesda Bagels in Dupont Circle, and you can have a good breakfast to start your day off with a cup of coffee. While you make your way through, you should try to stop by a little Chinese restaurant, where you get the real Chinese food at Ching Ching Cha if you are a lover of the tea. This place serves up some of the best tea, and will help you to calm your senses, by placing your mind at ease.

Though there is much monument’s to see in Washington D.C., you won’t be able to enjoy, D.C. without stopping by the coffee houses, and the corner bistro’s. If you really have a appetite for lunch, a good place to hit would be Potbelly’s where you can make your own sandwiches, anyway you like.  Even if you prefer to stick with Subway, you won’t want to miss out on the Potbelly sandwiches’ and shakes! When you tour through Washington D.C., the only best way to enjoy the scenery, the local life and mingle with the people is to walk without an agenda.  When you head somewhere without a plan, you’ll find more things to do. However one of the best seasons to visit the capital is during the spring time when the cherry blossom festival takes place. So when you in D.C. remember don’t stick to the hi-fi way of life, instead just relax and enjoy the sun and learn to take in the surroundings by taking a stroll through the streets.

Denisha Sahadevan


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