• Megan Goldman

DC is Serving up Some Unusual Grub

Updated: Oct 27, 2019

STOP! Be careful... graphic images are featured in this article... Don't say we didn't warn you.


We polled you guys on @eatthecapital and found out some of the "weird" grub you've been eating. Giraffe, pig brain, cockscomb, ants and llama were among some of the more...unique answers. Here are just some of the responses we got from the poll on our Instagram Stories.



There are lots of weird eats worldwide, but are there any in town? The answer is duh! Check out these DC restaurants that encourage you to take a walk on the wild side!


Poca Madre (NW DC) has said to serve up crispy crickets, though we haven't had our hands on any yet.


Philippine Oriental Market and Deli (Arlington VA) offers balut, a 12 and 18 day old fertilized duck egg. Dare to try?


Balut, Wikimedia Commons

Oyamel (NW DC) entices diners with Chapulines, the legendary Oaxacan specialty of sautéed grasshoppers, shallots, tequila and guacamole.


Oyamel's chapulines tacos. Photo provided by yelp.

What's weird to some may be totally normal for others. We say, expand your boundaries, eat it up foodies! Tell us when you try these. Tag @eatthecapital to let us know!

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