Cherry Blossom Festival: Tastes of Spring Cherry Blossom Food Crawl

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In partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Carpe DC Food Tours is launching the first annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Food Crawl to kick off the 2018 cherry blossom season.

This season’s official, self-guided culinary excursion means food lovers can travel around the globe in a single afternoon, stopping at destinations that have shaped DC’s dining culture. Journeying through historic Penn Quarter and Chinatown, guests will learn about Washington, DC’s rich and storied past. The food crawl includes 8 tastes at local favorites, including The National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Cherry Picks restaurants like Ottoman Taverna, Farmers and Distillers, and Cuba Libre.

“We’re excited to work with National Cherry Blossom Festival to create an event that we’d love to do ourselves,” says Mary Collins, founder of Carpe DC Food Tours. “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.”

At check-in, guests will receive a special wristband and a passport with a map to redeem tapas-sized tastings at each restaurant. Guests will 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, 2018 and April 7, 2018 from 11:00am-5:00pm. 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.

Tickets are available online now at

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