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Quaint, picturesque Bloomingdale is the perfect neighborhood to spend a day exploring during a trip to DC. Come see why this once-quiet residential area has been reeling in the foodie crowds as of late.

Kochix

The Korean fried chicken craze has been sweeping the District lately and this joint will show you exactly why. Get a box of wings or drums and opt for the soy glaze for a crispy, perfectly salty treat or go for the honey/spice for a little bit of fire.

400 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Aroi

Enjoy a bowl of fragrant, peanut sauce-inflected pad Thai at this elegant pan-Asian spot in Bloomingdale. Sushi fans are in luck too, since this eclectic Washington, DC restaurant also serves an array of creative rolls.

1832 1st St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
202-652-0642

Bacio

If you’re famished after a long day of exploring and want to pick up a quick meal that you can enjoy while lazing around back in the comfort of your hotel room, head to Bacio. The neighborhood carry-out joint focuses on organic, local toppings, so pile on the pepperoni and capers!

81 Seaton Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
202-232-2246

Crisp

Get your fill of Nashville hot chicken at this ode to all things poultry, manned by Chef Alex McCoy. To cool off, order a side of the thick, gooey homemade-style Mom’s Mac and Cheese and the sweet-tooth-friendly banana pudding.

1837 1st St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
202-853-9115

El Camino

Eclectic Mexican restaurant El Camino is a real treasure. With its sunshine yellow walls and entrees like cheesy quesadillas and a massive burrito stuffed to the brim with avocado, green rice, tomatillo puree, and more, this joint is definitely the place to bring the family for a fun meal out. Don’t forget to order a round of margaritas and some guacamole to make this a night to remember.

108 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA