The DC Area’s Best “Hidden Gem” Dining places, In accordance to Food Influencers

Doro Soul Food’s Ethiopian-spiced fried hen. Photograph by Rey Lopez.

Food stuff influencers adore to encourage places to eat as “hidden gems” to the TikTok and Instagram masses. But can a concealed gem genuinely exist in the age of social media? And what, exactly, are the parameters for one particular? We asked the creators behind some of DC’s most popular foodie accounts to share favourite spots they consider concealed gems:

11910 Parklawn Dr., Rockville

“The pork is Tremendous tender and flavorful, and I simply cannot get adequate of the scallion buns. I take into account it a concealed gem considering the fact that it’s not the best to locate [it’s] positioned in a ghost kitchen house driving the Nebel Road warehouses in a fairly industrial aspect of Rockville. Just gotta come across the door with the piggy signal!” —Sandie Soman, @adorkandherfork

6031 Kansas Ave., NW

“If you’re a lover of spicy cocktails, then you absolutely will need to examine out Chacho. Located in higher NW DC, Chacho is a bar and distillery open up on Saturdays. Stick to the llamas to this hidden gem—come for the distillery tour (with totally free tastings!) and continue to be for the substantial cocktail menu.” —Maddie Smith, @DMVFoodFinds


3518 Connecticut Ave., NW

“I did not know a lot about Uyghur foodstuff, or even Uyghur folks in standard, until I spoke with their operator, who’s a definitely sweet dude. Also, their pulled noodles are mouth watering and they have some delightful tea. Their DC location has this kind of a cozy ambiance you come to feel like you’re at your grandma or aunt’s residence about to get some mouth watering home-cooked foodstuff!” —Alex Hussein, @DCSpot


3102 Mt Pleasant St., NW


Haydee’s is the goat. No disrespect will be tolerated🙅🏻‍♂️. #karaoke #spanishtiktok #dcfoodie #hiddengemsdc

♬ Suavemente – Elvis Crespo

“It’s been in the neighborhood extended than I’ve been alive, and it is these kinds of a vibe at evening, full with karaoke and stay bands and dancing.” —Alex Schroeder, @DevourDC

“They have the ideal karaoke any night of the week and they serve foodstuff ’til late, which has saved my lifetime numerous periods.” —Bruce Allen, @DrinksintheDistrict


3000 12th St., NE

“Primrose is my hidden gem since they serve superior-close French food items on the outskirts of the town in Brookland (my community), where there is incredibly very little foot targeted visitors and travelers. Casual dress code, a good-sized patio, and loved ones friendly, with a extremely regarded wine program. It is definitely an under-the-radar community gem. “ —Joel Haas, @HighSpeedDining

Foodstuff Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the individuals and developments at the rear of D.C.’s food stuff and consume scene. Right before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food stuff Editor and Younger & Hungry columnist at Washington Town Paper. She is a Colorado indigenous and College of Pennsylvania grad.