As I mentioned in my living of a life of travel with a sensitive body post, I have a penchant for soft tissue injuries. These can be a real pain when traveling alone and on my recent trip to Washington D.C. I found myself unable to walk the distances I'm accustomed to due to an injury. Instead of wallowing in sorrow in my beautiful hotel room, I made it a point to get out and explore the Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods - both within an accessible walking distance for my injury.Read More
I've traveled to Washington D.C. enough in the past few years to have spent a sufficient amount of time in all of the free Smithsonian museums I'm interested in. So I've begun seeking alternative places to explore and happen to have stumbled upon a pretty great off the mall museum scene.Read More
On this last trip to Washington D.C. I got stuck in the National Geographic lobby during an insane thunderstorm, never adjusted to East Coast time, and ate at the chef's counter of an absolutely fantastic restaurant. It was a pretty wild trip.
That last experience was up there with my top gluten free dining experiences ever. Let me start by recommending that you make reservations at Birch & Barley the second you find yourself in Washington D.C. - don't let the name fool you either, they are incredibly gluten free friendly. By some amazing source of luck, I wandered in without a reservation and got seated at the chef's counter on a Thursday evening. Serious win.
As I walked in I asked the hostess about my dietary needs, specifically gluten and dairy, and was assured they would take care of me. Sitting down, I noticed the menu has a kind notation about welcoming substitutions to accommodate your needs. This was definitely my kind of place.Read More
On my most recent trip to Washington D.C., I got to stay in the Logan Circle area and I have to say - I just loved the location. It was within walking distance of some fantastic gluten free eats, plenty of new museums, and most importantly my favorite gelato (more posts to come on those details). Although, I freely admit that I may have just loved the location because of this Dalmatian art I spotted on a nearby church.
I started out this trip to Washington, DC feeling totally uninspired with my research into my eating options. I had a list I'd developed last year and plenty of places I felt comfortable with eating - but it's just that nothing really sparked my interest.
That was until I actually got to DC and did a little more digging to find some new eats. I ended up with four new gluten free friendly spots - three of which I will most definitely be returning to.