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Del Ray is “Where Main Street Still Exists” with made-for-strolling Mount Vernon Avenue dotted with independent shops, the Del Ray Farmers Market and a booming restaurant scene. Our favorite time to visit is for weekend brunch. Check out our “Best Of Brunches” article for suggestions, including several that are in Del Ray. Del Ray is also known for its “Wellness District,” a large community of holistic health businesses.

Eclectic shops and signature events like Art on the Avenue contribute to an artsy ambiance. During the summer, Del Ray hosts the popular “First Thursday” events, in which every first Thursday of the month a new festival takes to the streets, attracting visitors and locals alike in search of family fun and a splash of local culture.

Just north of Del Ray, find shows at America’s legendary music hall, The Birchmere in the area known as Arlandria, also popularly called Chirilagua for the region of El Salvador from which many of its residents emigrated. Explore the small shops and restaurants filled with international flavors lining Arlandria’s streets.

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Del Ray Restaurants

The Cheese & Wine Bar at Cheesetique has a wonderful menu full of hand-made specialties. Our wine and beer list...
2411 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, Virginia
A sophisticated yet casual French café serving local, natural, and organic products in the heart of charming Del Ray. Serving...
205 E. Howell Avenue Alexandria, Virginia
The Evening Star Cafe is a rollicking neighborhood gem located in the heart of Del Ray. Opened in 1997, Evening...
2000 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, Virginia
Holy Cow is a gourmet burger joint in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. Grab an order sheet and create...
2312 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, Virginia
Hops N Shine offers craft beer as well as moonshine with original food options including customizable grilled cheese sandwiches and loaded...
3410 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, Virginia
Junction Bakery & Bistro is an American bistro boasting fresh-baked bread in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. Our simple...
1508 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, Virginia
Market 2 Market is your Del Ray deli and craft beer store featuring Italian-style subs, classic hot subs and sandwiches,...
116 E. Del Ray Avenue Alexandria, Virginia
Matt & Tony’s is an energetic American fare restaurant serving breakfast all day, lunch, and dinner seven days a week...
1501 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, Virginia
Northside 10 has become a Del Ray/Arlandria neighborhood staple for family gatherings, romantic dinners, Happy Hour, brunch, and more. We’re...
10 E. Glebe Road Alexandria, Virginia
Pork Barrel BBQ has grown from a small spice rub company selling jars of rub out of founders Heath Hall...
2312 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, Virginia
Spice Kraft is an Indian Bistro with a menu that explores progressive ideas in Indian cuisine, while maintaining its traditional...
2607 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, Virginia
The Garden, a 100-seat outdoor bar and restaurant, is the place to gather and relax in Del Ray. Mingle with...
1503 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, Virginia

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