food and dining spots in the dmv

Best Food & Dining Spots in the DMV

Every year we ask you to vote for your favorite services, businesses, classes and offerings in the DMV across a wide range of categories. In 2021 we received 8,273 nominations and over 14,000 votes from the community!

The D.C. metro area is known for its rich and diverse culinary culture. From easy takeout options to fine dining and desserts, you shared your favorite 2021 food and dining spots in the DMV.

Here are the winners and finalists in the Washington Parent Picks Food & Dining category. Bookmark this page and check back any time you are looking for a tasty bite to eat!

Food Trucks:

Churros, Inc. (Winner) Gaithersburg, MD

Corned Beef King (Finalist) Rockville, MD

East Coast Creamery (Finalist) Fairfax, VA


Georgetown Cupcake (Winner) N.W. DC

Sunflower Bakery (Finalist) Rockville, MD

Zest Gluten Free Bakery (Finalist) Frederick, MD


Ledo Pizza (Winner) DC, MD & VA

Brookeville Beer Farm (Finalist) Brookeville, MD

Little Beast Cafe & Bistro (Finalist) N.W. DC

Takeout & Delivery:

The Habit Burger Grill (Winner) Rockville, MD

Farmbird (Finalist) Arlington, VA

Little Beast DC (Finalist) N.W. DC

Outdoor Dining:

Brookeville Beer Farm (Winner) Brookeville, MD

MoCo’s Founding Farmers (Finalist) Potomac, MD

Silver Diner (Finalist) Rockville, MD

Ice Cream:

Sarah’s Handmade Ice Cream (Winner) Bethesda, MD

Carmen’s Italian Ice (Finalist) Rockville, MD

Here’s The Scoop! (Finalist) N.W. DC


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