Traveling to Washington, D.C. with Children: Food

Kid-friendly recommendations for where to eat, what to do and what to pack for a family trip to Washington, D.C. with children!

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Food with Children

When I’m traveling with my children, the first thing I want to know is, “Where’s the coffee?”. Lucky for us, we were staying amongst coffee at every corner. We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown at¬†815 14th Street N.W. Literally, there was a Starbucks on every corner.

Being a former Starbucks barista, I love my Starbucks, but when I travel I love trying local coffee shops. That goes for restaurants, too!

Bakers and Baristas

  • all sorts of pastries and coffees.
  • big enough to fit a single BOB stroller
  • fast service unless you order something with eggs (10+ minutes)

Chinatown Coffee Company

  • great coffee and small foods like bagels (toast yourself)
  • really small and tight. not good for strollers

Old Ebbitt Grill

  • Very old school but tasty.
  • Crowded, even with reservations. We had to part the seas of people to squeeze our stroller through the crowded restaurant.
  • Once in the restaurant, it was loud enough that our kids didn’t bother anyone, but not too loud that we couldn’t talk.

Wicked Waffle

  • Tiny inside, but they have outside seating, too. If it’s good weather this is a great place to grab breakfast!
  • The waffles were unbelievable and the french toast waffle was even better!

Shake Shack

  • Worth the wait. The food is absolutely delicious after a day of walking the streets of D.C.
  • Not stroller friendly. We were able to squeeze our single BOB stroller through the line and get one seat by a window, but it was tight.

Fuel Pizza

  • We went during the weekend, so it wasn’t very busy. This restaurant is located in the heart of the hustle and bustle on the weekdays and I’m sure is slammed during lunch hours!
  • The food was good and there was just enough room for the stroller.
  • The bathrooms weren’t as child friendly as I would have liked, but I overlooked that here.

Fire and Rice Food Truck

  • Amazing flavor and worth the line.

Captain Cookie & The Milkman Food Truck

  • Worth every calorie! The guys in the food truck were really nice, too.

Pitango Gelato

  • We went to the one in Penn Quarter. It was really small (not very stroller friendly), but delicious!

Smithsonian Cafe

  • Every Smithsonian we ate in was amazing (with the exception of the Air & Space Museum…only McDonalds). The American History¬†Museum had our absolute favorite food. I highly recommend going during off hours (i.e. eating lunch at 2pm) to get your pick of seating and quick service. We ate an amazing bbq sandwich, gourmet brie and cranberry sandwich and ice cream sundae.
  • They have plenty of space for strollers, too.
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Bakers and Baristas
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Starbucks on every corner.
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Bakers and Baristas
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Old Ebbitt Grill
Wicked Waffle
Wicked Waffle
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Donuts in the airport.
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Shake Shack
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Fuel Pizza
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Fire and Rice Food Truck
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Captain Cookie and the Milkman Food Truck
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Hershey’s Ice Cream
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Smithsonian

 

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