For all the pomp and circumstance that surrounds D.C.’s infamous restaurant scene, sometimes our kids just want a hot dog, ice cream or slurpy bowl of Pho. Little ones are pros at expressing just what they want (and don’t want), so we took to the streets to ask kids about their favorite local munchies. From the mouths of babes, their responses may–or may not–surprise you.

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“Tortilla chips at Los Tios!” –Olivia, 4 1/2

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“Ice cream! From Dairy Godmother!” –Catie, 2 1/2

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“Breakfast at Caboose Bakery.” –Rex, 1 1/2

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“Onion Rings at Whitlow’s so I can watch the Firetrucks go by.” –Tige, 5

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Mac and Cheese at Rustico. Mmm-mmm-good!” –Alex, 6

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“Fry bread and Agua Fresca at the National Museum of the American Indian.” –Sarah, 4 ½:

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“Half smoke from Ben’s Chili Bowl when I watch the Nats!” –Adam, 7

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Blake, 3 ½: “Chicken Basil at Thai Shirlington.”

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“Do all the Truckeroo trucks count? They’re my favorite.” –Jack, 9

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“Grilled cheese sandwiches at Cheesetique.” –Olivia, 2 1/2

What is your kid’s favorite D.C. meal of all time? Tell us in the comments section below. 

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 –Hilary Riedemann

Photos courtesy of Hilary Riedemann, Dairy Godmother via Facebook, Caboose Cafe via Facebook, Leichardti F. via Yelp, Cheesetique via Facebook