Don’t just seize the day when you can seize the dining! Carpe DC Food Tours recently announced the launch of its first annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Food Crawl — in timely partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival — to kick off the 2018 cherry blossom season.
This unique self-guided culinary excursion gives foodies the chance to experience a rare variety of DC dining cultures all in a single afternoon.
From historic Penn Quarter and Chinatown, guests will learn about Washington, DC’s rich and storied past on a food crawl that includes 8 tastes at favorite restaurants — all National Cherry Blossom Festival Cherry Picks — like Ottoman Taverna, Farmers and Distillers, and Cuba Libre.
“Trying some of DC’s favorite restaurants in one afternoon is the best way to learn about the District’s past and its rapidly-evolving culinary future,” says Mary Collins, founder of Carpe DC Food Tours.
What to expect? At check-in, guests will receive a special wristband and a passport with a map to redeem tapas-sized tastings at each restaurant. Then, at your own pace, you’ll sample dishes like Korean tacos, fried chicken, and some of the city’s most popular cupcakes.
The official National Cherry Blossom Festival Food Crawl is available on March 31 and April 7, 2018 from 11am-5pm. Tickets are $84 per person, and include one tasting at each of the 8 locations. Vegetarian options are available at time of ticket purchase. The crawls are walkable, cover a distance of just over a mile, and are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Guests may visit restaurants in any order they choose during the hours of the events.