Eat Your Way Through Gaithersburg in 24 Hours

Looking to try out some of the best food Montgomery County, Maryland has to offer? Well, look no further because we have rounded up some of the best spots to get a bite to eat just outside of Washington, DC in Gaithersburg. From bento boxes to chocolate dipped pretzels, you’ll definitely be coming back for more after experiencing this yummy 24-hour itinerary.

8 AM: Morning Coffee at Barking Mad Cafe
The best way to start a productive day of eating around Gaithersburg is with a good cup of coffee (or tea if that’s what you fancy!). At Barking Mad Café, you not only get to choose from a variety of iced and hot beverages but also their infamous “Barkuccinos”, which are a fun spin on the classic Frappuccino.

Visit MoCo Team Favorite: Mocha Barkuccino

10 AM: Breakfast at Harvest Plates and Pints
Your perfect breakfast awaits you at Harvest Plates and Pints. There you will find a menu with dishes like the Start Fresh Wrap and Sunrise Sandwich that are inspired by seasonal, sustainable ingredients so you can feel good about where your food is coming from.

Visit MoCo Team Favorite: Malted Mini Waffles

12 PM: Lunch at Kenaki Sushi
Re-fuel with lunch at Kenaki Sushi, a local favorite that fuses together modern and traditional Japanese cuisine. Dive into a unique variety of sushi rolls, or if you’re feeling extra hungry, go for a bento box so that you can try multiple options at once. Not a fan of seafood? No problem—Kenaki Sushi offers lots of fish-free dishes that are equally delicious.

Visit MoCo Team Favorite: The Sashimi Bento

3 PM: Snack at Lilly Magnilly’s
Treat yourself to a sweet snack from neighborhood spot, Lily Magnilly’s. With options like homemade cake-pops, cupcakes, chocolate dipped pretzels, and seasonally decorated cookies, you’re sure to find the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Visit MoCo Team Favorite: Cake Push-Up

7 PM: Dinner at Copper Canyon Grill
Shop and stroll around rio lakefront then head to Copper Canyon for a relaxing dinner. Enjoy hearty salads and flavorful entrees like Short Smoked Atlantic Salmon and Barbeque Ribs on their beautiful terrace that overlooks the lake and boardwalk.

Visit MoCo Team Favorite: Wood-Fired Rotisserie Chicken

9 PM: Drinks and Dessert at Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar
End your day on a high note at Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar with endless mojitos, margaritas, and of course, churros. While you’re there, make sure to try out a few of their rum options that are imported from all over the globe.

Visit MoCo Team Favorite: Paladar Churros

Want more ways to eat around Montgomery County, Maryland? Check out The Ultimate Dessert Road Trip Around Montgomery County and Great Eats Right Outside of Washington, DC in Montgomery County.