Our brand new, vibrant community at Valo is surrounded by various hot spots and local go-tos. If you like to explore and try new things, then our DC location is ideal for you. Enjoy some of the city’s best dining spots right outside your door, & indulge in several places we’ve gathered especially for our fellow foodies.
For the Coffee Lover:
Start your morning right at Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar, a cozy cafe 14 minutes away by car or 24 minutes by bike. This neighborhood staple opened in March of 2010 with the intent of sharing truly amazing coffee with Washington, DC, and they have been ever since. From hand-poured cups of carefully chosen single origin coffees, French pressed offerings in the morning hours, to classic espresso-based drinks, all of Filter’s products are chosen and prepared with an uncompromising commitment to quality and service.
For the Animal Lover:
Eating plant-based? HipCityVeg makes mouth-watering vegan burgers, chicken wraps and shakes offered in a compact counter-serve setting. All of their packaging is entirely compostable as well, so you can order take out without the plastic guilt. They’re only an 8-minute drive north of us, so getting it delivered is quick and easy.
For the Date Night Lover:
If you’re feeling fancy, there are lots of upscale, diverse and delicious options situated close to Valo. One of our favorites, Kith And Kin, celebrates world cuisines from Chef Kwame Onwuachi. From Nigeria and Jamaica, to West Africa and the Caribbean, to New Orleans and New York, and now immersed in The Wharf of Washington D.C., he finds his culinary impetus in everywhere he’s from, everywhere he’s been and the influence of those who know him best. You can truly indulge in flavors that tell a story at Kith and Kin.
For the Ambiance Lover:
Del Mar de Fabio Trabocchi is another one of Valo’s top recommendations. It’s beautiful Spanish villa-like setting is only complete with waterfront views. The Del Mar menu features bright and savory flavors of the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Featuring authentic seafood fare and flavors from the coasts of Spain, the robust menu includes tapas, raw bar, charcoal grilled fish, seafood stews and a variety of rice dishes (yes, paella)! They’re conveniently just a little over half a mile away from Valo.
For the Sweettooth Lover
Gelato and Coffee is always an excellent idea after dinner. Stop by Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee to get yours. They combine old-world methods with a curiosity for innovation to perfect their gelato. Most ingredients are grown locally and hand-picked at peak ripeness before being transformed into delicious concoctions. So, if you’re craving something fresh for dessert, check them out for a yummy, artisanal scoop.
Whatever your taste preference, Valo is situated close to something delicious for everyone. Take a stroll around our neighborhood, and explore the surrounding restaurants for yourself. After you grab a bite, come and tour our studio, one and two-bedroom apartments.