Ultimate Shaw Dinging Guide

For our first neighborhood dining guide we decided to take on Shaw, a DC neighborhood we know and love. According to the Shaw Main Streets initiative, the Shaw area has seen over a billion dollars of investment since 2003. Shaw has been profiled by the New York Times and NPR and it’s also racked up accolades from the foodie community, winning RAMMY and James Beard awards, and of course, some shiny Michelin Stars.

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Edible DC Picks

Glen's Garden Market

Whether you need a quick snack, pantry items or a catch-up session with a friend over local beer, Glen’s Garden Market has something for everyone.

Eat: One of their signature sandwiches like the Chicken Melt, ($10.99) or the Club Local, ($12.99).

Drink: Grab a health tonic from local juicer Gouter or a try a bottle of Virginia wine from award-winner Early Mountain Vineyards.

1924 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
EdibleDC story Glen's Garden Market & A Guide To The Best of the Bay

Convivial

We’ve been a fan of Chef Cedric Maupillier since our early visits to Mintwood Place in Adams Morgan. We’ve fallen even harder for his modern American café with French inspiration in Shaw.

Eat: Roasted Cauliflower Blanc Manger, ($13) and the Fried Chicken Coq au Vin Mini Bites, ($13).

 ROASTED CAULIFLOWER BLANC MANAGER (PHOTO BY JENNIFER CHASE FOR EDIBLEDC)

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER BLANC MANAGER (PHOTO BY JENNIFER CHASE FOR EDIBLEDC)

Drink: Virginia’s Michael Shaps Petite Verdot, $60/bottle.

801 O St NW, Washington, DC 20001
EdibleDC story and recipe on Cauliflower Blanc Manger

Tiger Fork

 PHOTO COMPLIMENTS TIGER FORK BY Scott Suchman

PHOTO COMPLIMENTS TIGER FORK BY Scott Suchman

Found in hopping Blagden Alley, tucked right off 9th Street, Tiger Fork celebrates electric Hong Kong cuisine in a hip space with great design. Highly recommended as a fun date night spot. 

Eat: Cheung Fun ($9), Dan Dan Noodles ($15), and Crispy Whole Dourade ($36).

 CHEUNG FUN DISH PHOTO BY Scott Suchman

CHEUNG FUN DISH PHOTO BY Scott Suchman

Drink: Oh No, There Goes Tokyo ($16).

922 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Calico

This charming urban garden space boasts a 3000 sq. foot outdoor patio for al fresco dining. When the weather isn’t cooperating, gather with a group of friends inside for their easy-going summer picnic and BBQ inspired food.

Eat: Wedge Skewers ($8) and Tomato Pie ($16).

Drink: Fight Club draft cocktail ($10) or try their variety of Adult Juice Boxes ($10).

50 Blagden Alley Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

Buttercream Bakeshop

Launched by acclaimed Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIsaac, Buttercream is a confectionary dream. Stop in for savory pastries, specialty cookies or to marvel at their unique creations such as marble cookies, white chocolate covered oreo flowers, crunchy peanut butter buckeyes and more.

Eat: Unicorn bars.

Drink: Coffee or tea.

1250 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

All Purpose Pizzeria

The award winning Chef Michael Friedman who started the Red Hen in Bloomingdale, All Purpose brings his specialty American Italian cuisine more downtown.

Eat: Potted Tuna Mousse ($10) and Buona Pizza ($18).

Drink: Negroni ($11).

1250 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Other favorite places that you won’t want to miss:

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