You might not be happy with everything that’s going on in Washington, but you can be sure you’ll be happy with the food. It never disappoints. The city’s ever-changing food scene has enough hype to drown out the noise of everyone always arguing about politics — and once you dig in, politics won’t even seem to matter. We’ve rounded up the best of the state’s eats as part of our second annual guide to the best food and drink in every state.
The nation’s capital serves up gourmet (and not-so-gourmet, but equally delicious) offerings at some of the country’s best restaurants. Washington’s proximity to the ocean and thriving food culture has attracted chefs from all over the world to set up shop in this expansive city. Every year, new neighborhoods become hot spots for tourists and other travelers.
Over the course of the past year we’ve honored everything from its best hot dogs and brunch spot to its best bar and craft beer in our comprehensive and wide-ranging lists and rankings, compiled through extensive research and with input from a wide network of site contributors, bloggers, journalists, and chefs. We’ve compiled these into individual slideshows celebrating the best food and drink in every state, and you can find our Washington DC gallery here.