Rob’s Favorite Post Tour Lunch Spots

Thanks for joining me on the tour! Our time together will end at the World War II Memorial, and after three miles of walking, you’ll likely be hungry for lunch. The National Mall is, unfortunately, a bit of a restaurant desert. There are no restaurants in the immediate vicinity of our ending spot. However, here are a few nearby options that I like. Enjoy!


Potbelly serves solid sandwiches.
  • Address: 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Distance: 15 minute walk
  • Open: 7 days per week

Potbelly is the closest spot to where we’ll end the tour. They serve solid sandwiches and milkshakes. If you like a little heat get the hot peppers on your sandwich – they are addicting!

District Taco

My favorite taco spot in DC!
  • Address: 1309 F St NW
  • Distance: 22 minute walk
  • Open: 7 days per week

District Taco is one of my personal favorites. They specialize in Yucatan style Mexican food and the menu has plenty of high-quality vegetarian options (and some vegan too). My go-to order is a carne asada Bowl served “Jefe way.”


Absolutely delicious Mediterranean food.
  • Address: 1311 F St NW
  • Distance: 22 minute walk
  • Open: 7 days per week

Roti is a Mediterranean Restaurant with bold flavors! My go-to order is the Harissa Chicken bowl. Their salads and pitas are very solid as well!


Unique oval shaped pizza.
  • Address: 1005 E St NW
  • Distance: 24 minute walk
  • Open: 7 days per week

You can’t have a list of lunch spots without a pizza option. &Pizza is unique oval shaped pie made to order, assembly-line style, right in front of you. Then it goes into the oven and in only a couple minutes you have a delicious hot pizza ready to eat. My all time favorite pizza is the “Dirty Bird.”

Rice Bar

Korean food is my all-time favorite!
  • Address: 801 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (the door to Rice Bar is actually at 9th St and D St NW)
  • Distance: 24 minute walk
  • Closed: Sunday

Bibimbap is Korean for “mixed rice” and is served in a bowl topped with vegetables, chili paste, soy sauce and fermented soybean paste. If you’ve never had it before, give it a shot. The combination of ingredients is really delicious. No matter what I get I always like to top it with a fried egg.

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