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Eat and Drink Your Way Through Woodridge/Langdon

The northeastern edge of D.C. is ever evolving

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Welcome to Woodridge/Langdon, a quiet residential strip located on the northeastern edge of Washington, D.C. Combined, these two neighborhoods are hosting a fast-growing group of noteworthy food and drink options.

Take a walk up Rhode Island Avenue NE and discover Mediterranean fine dining, fresh-made coffee, or craft beer served in a dive-y atmosphere. Over on Bladensburg Road NE there’s more craft beer (plus craft chocolate) and a drive-thru biscuit shop. Add to that, the area is now easier to reach than ever before. That’s because in March, WMATA added a new express bus line, which means the neighborhood is a quick 15-20 minute trip from downtown.

Still, one of the best ways to experience all that Woodridge/Langdon have to offer is simply by walking. The shops, galleries, and restaurants that dot the area make it a destination for neighbors to both meet and eat.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Public Option

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1601 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, D.C.
(202) 397-5129
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At the south end of Langdon sits the Public Option, a dive-y brewpub that pours eight beers on site. There are usually three darker beers, three pale ales, and two experimental brews on tap. Bar bites are great too. Try the stromboli or savory baked goods supplied by Republic Kolache.

2. Good Food Markets

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2006 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, D.C.
(202) 248-8494
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For fresh quality produce, essential groceries, and healthy grab-and-go meals, visit Good Food Markets. This is also an essential spot for finding those highly coveted Bullfrog Bagels.

3. Subbs by Carl

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2208 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, D.C.
(202) 529-6225
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For cash-only cold cuts, it’s Carl’s to the rescue. This neighborhood sandwich shop specializes in salami, capicola, peppered ham, and mortadella piled high.

4. Zeke's Coffee of DC

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2300 Rhode Island NE
Washington, D.C.
(202) 733-2646
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Baltimore-based Zeke's Coffee opened its first D.C.-area location in 2013. Since then, the roastery has been buzzing with coffee pourings and tastings happening seven days a week. In May, Zeke’s worked with neighboring One Eight Distillery on a special cold-brew coffee aged in bourbon barrels. Now that’s a buzz.

5. Rita's Italian Ice

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2318 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, D.C.
(202) 636-7482
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It’s really hard to find a Rita’s in D.C. Luckily Woodridge has one at the ready to satisfy any cravings for soft serve or Italian ice (or both).

6. Deli City

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2200 Bladensburg Rd NE
Washington, D.C.
(202) 526-1800
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Deli City is the go-to place for a greasy and good breakfast or lunch. Try the corned beef, pastrami, or breakfast scrapple. Still feeling conflicted? Ms. Delores, a lifelong employee, runs the register and can offer up some of her favorite dishes.

7. Mason Dixie Biscuit Company Drive-Thru

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2301 Bladensburg Rd NE
Washington, D.C.
(202) 849-3518
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For drive-thru biscuits, Benton’s bacon, or a whole bucket of fried chicken, try the newly-minted Mason Dixie on Bladensburg Avenue NE. Don’t sleep on the sides either, like the cheddar cheese grits and dirty rice with Creole spices, bell pepper, celery, and onion.

8. Harper Macaw Factory

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3160 Bladensburg Rd NE.
Washington, D.C.

Got a sweet tooth for some Brazilian cacao? Harper Macaw’s chocolate factory is not only an amazing tour, but it’s also home to some of D.C.’s finest craft chocolate. Its a guilt-free indulgence too, because this chocolatier donates a portion of each sale to conservation efforts in South America.

9. DC Brau Brewing Company

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3178 Bladensburg Rd NE
Washington, D.C.
(202) 621-8890
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One of the best times to visit this well-known brewery is during growler hours. D.C. Brau also has a unique canned growler option (crowlers) for a sealed and travel-friendly option. Or stop by on weekends, when tours are operated on the hour from 1 p.m to 4 p.m.

1. The Public Option

1601 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, D.C.

At the south end of Langdon sits the Public Option, a dive-y brewpub that pours eight beers on site. There are usually three darker beers, three pale ales, and two experimental brews on tap. Bar bites are great too. Try the stromboli or savory baked goods supplied by Republic Kolache.

1601 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, D.C.

2. Good Food Markets

2006 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, D.C.

For fresh quality produce, essential groceries, and healthy grab-and-go meals, visit Good Food Markets. This is also an essential spot for finding those highly coveted Bullfrog Bagels.

2006 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, D.C.

3. Subbs by Carl

2208 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, D.C.

For cash-only cold cuts, it’s Carl’s to the rescue. This neighborhood sandwich shop specializes in salami, capicola, peppered ham, and mortadella piled high.

2208 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, D.C.

4. Zeke's Coffee of DC

2300 Rhode Island NE, Washington, D.C.

Baltimore-based Zeke's Coffee opened its first D.C.-area location in 2013. Since then, the roastery has been buzzing with coffee pourings and tastings happening seven days a week. In May, Zeke’s worked with neighboring One Eight Distillery on a special cold-brew coffee aged in bourbon barrels. Now that’s a buzz.

2300 Rhode Island NE
Washington, D.C.

5. Rita's Italian Ice

2318 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, D.C.

It’s really hard to find a Rita’s in D.C. Luckily Woodridge has one at the ready to satisfy any cravings for soft serve or Italian ice (or both).

2318 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, D.C.

6. Deli City

2200 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, D.C.

Deli City is the go-to place for a greasy and good breakfast or lunch. Try the corned beef, pastrami, or breakfast scrapple. Still feeling conflicted? Ms. Delores, a lifelong employee, runs the register and can offer up some of her favorite dishes.

2200 Bladensburg Rd NE
Washington, D.C.

7. Mason Dixie Biscuit Company Drive-Thru

2301 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, D.C.

For drive-thru biscuits, Benton’s bacon, or a whole bucket of fried chicken, try the newly-minted Mason Dixie on Bladensburg Avenue NE. Don’t sleep on the sides either, like the cheddar cheese grits and dirty rice with Creole spices, bell pepper, celery, and onion.

2301 Bladensburg Rd NE
Washington, D.C.

8. Harper Macaw Factory

3160 Bladensburg Rd NE., Washington, D.C.

Got a sweet tooth for some Brazilian cacao? Harper Macaw’s chocolate factory is not only an amazing tour, but it’s also home to some of D.C.’s finest craft chocolate. Its a guilt-free indulgence too, because this chocolatier donates a portion of each sale to conservation efforts in South America.

3160 Bladensburg Rd NE.
Washington, D.C.

9. DC Brau Brewing Company

3178 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, D.C.

One of the best times to visit this well-known brewery is during growler hours. D.C. Brau also has a unique canned growler option (crowlers) for a sealed and travel-friendly option. Or stop by on weekends, when tours are operated on the hour from 1 p.m to 4 p.m.

3178 Bladensburg Rd NE
Washington, D.C.

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