Ok, so technically, Alexandria is in Virginia, not DC. But this place is just too cute to pass up. King Street runs right through Old Town and you can find a ton of sweet little places to shop and eat at (including all the ones listed below), but there are places to explore off of King Street as well. Like here (this is definitely where Julia Child would shop if she lived in Alexandria) and here. Old Town Alexandria is slow paced, friendly, and I love the small town feel. I got to meet the owners at almost every one of these establishments. Each one cares about the craft of their shop and are passionate about what they sell. It's always a pleasure to spend some time in this town.