Our nation’s capital is a must-visit for everyone, American citizen or not. The headquarters of all three branches of the United States government, the city independent of any state has so much to offer. The Smithsonian Institute’s free plethora of museums are a great place to start, as are the many national monuments located around D.C. In terms of kosher food, Washington D.C. has a lot to offer, but if you’re looking for more, swing on over to the kosher restaurants in the nearby cities of Potomac, Rockville and Silver Spring, Maryland.
Check a shul’s website or call the contact number to find more specific minyan information.
- Ohev Shalom: 1600 Jonquil St NW, Washington, DC 20012. Phone: 202-882-7225. No mincha minyan during the winter. https://www.ostns.org/minyan
- Kesher Israel: 2801 N St NW, Washington, DC 20007. Phone: 202-333-2337. No mincha minyan during the winter. https://www.kesher.org/davening.html
- Agudath Israel Mincha Minyan: 1730 Rhode Island Ave Northwest Suite 1004 (1/2 block off Connecticut Ave. and M St.) Mincha at 1:45 Mon-Thurs, call Efraim Backer (443-955-29980 or Pinchas Werner (202-830-4653) to confirm.
- Other minyanim: http://godaven.com/list.asp?City=washington
We provide information, not endorsements. Please do your own research regarding what hechsherim you consider reliable. Additionally, since this information may change frequently, we recommend you always check with the establishments before eating there.
- Char Bar: Grill. 2142 L St NW. Washington, DC 20037, at the intersection of L Street 22nd Street & New Hampshire Avenue. Phone: 202-785-4314. Under the supervision of Vaad of Greater Washington. http://charbardc.com/index.html
- Brooklyn Sandwich Company: Food truck (meat sandwiches). Email for current location: email@example.com. Under the supervision of Rabbi Hillel Barron. http://www.brooklynsandwichcompany.com/
- Soupergirl: Packaged food under supervision of the Star-K and fresh food under the supervision of the Vaad of Greater Washington. https://thesoupergirl.com/
- 1829 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036. Phone: 202-733-4401 (this location closed on Sunday)
- 314 Carroll Street NW Washington, DC 20012. Phone: 202-609-7177
- Krispy Kreme Donuts: 1350 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036. Phone: 202-463-0414. Under the supervision of the Vaad of Greater Washington.
- Olivia Macaron: Macarons. 3222 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. Under supervision of Star-D, non cholov-yisroel. https://oliviamacaron.com
- Buy pre-packaged Kosher Wrap2Go wraps at various locations in DC:https://wrap2go.myshopify.com/apps/store-locator
- Trader Joe’s: Selection of kosher foods. 1101 25th St NW, Washington DC 20037. Phone: 202-296-1921.
- Whole Foods: Selection of kosher foods. 2201 I St NW, Washington DC 20037. Phone: 202-296-1660.
- Safeway: Selection of kosher foods. 1855 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC 20007. Phone: 202-333-3223.
- Check here for more kosher options in the Greater Washington area.
Information changes, so please double-check before you visit any of the following locations.
- National Air & Space Museum: https://airandspace.si.edu/
- National Museum of Natural History: check online for special events. https://naturalhistory.si.edu/
- U.S. Capitol & Library of Congress: https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/plan-visit/book-tour-capitol
- The White House: Requires advance reservations. https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/tours-and-events
- National Museum of American History: http://americanhistory.si.edu/
- National Mall: look online for events and activities. https://www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/things2do.htm
- National Zoo: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/
- United States Botanic Gardens:– Botanic gardens and children’s garden. https://www.usbg.gov/kids-are-welcome-us-botanic-garden
- Washington Monument (closed until 2019 for renovations)
- Lincoln Memorial
- Jefferson Memorial
- White House Visitor Center: https://www.nps.gov/whho/planyourvisit/white-house-visitor-center.htmhttps://postalmuseum.si.edu/visit/
- National Postal Museum: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/visit/
- Holocaust Museum: Ages 8 and up. https://www.ushmm.org/information/visit-the-museum/admission-tickets
- National Geographic Museum: Ages 5-12 $10, adults $15. check online for special events. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/dc/plan/
- International Spy Museum: Ages 7-11 $14.95, adults $21.95 for basic general admission. https://www.spymuseum.org/
- Newseum: 7-18 $14.95, adults $24.95, 15% off if booked online. http://www.newseum.org/
- National Building Museum: Ages 3-17 $13, adults $16. https://www.nbm.org/
- Madame Tussauds:Ages 3-12 $17.50, adults $22 with discount if booked online. https://www.madametussauds.com/washington-dc/en/
- Alexandria Colonial Tours Scavenger Hunts: http://alexcolonialtours.com/