We are Living on the Edge here in Takoma with over 150 small businesses in Takoma, DC and Takoma Park, MD near the Takoma Metro Station. Hop off the Takoma stop on Metro’s Red Line or bike the Metropolitan Branch Trail to Takoma and explore the independent shops and restaurants that make Takoma a unique destination. Grab a gelato or a coffee while you wander through our three distinct Takoma neighborhoods: Old Town, Takoma, DC and the Takoma Junction. See walking map.
The retail hub of Takoma, Old Town has a variety of unique items sure to be an interesting addition to your home or the perfect gift. Handcrafted items, home decor, clothing, plants, bicycles, musical instruments, jewelry, and one of the last independently-owned toy stores in the DC area, Fair Days Play, provide a day of shopping options to explore.
Follow the artfully tiled sidewalk through a colorful residential block and make your way from Old Town to the Takoma Junction. Check out the TPSS Co-op Natural Foods store, a Takoma institution, with a huge selection of bulk food options, or the country’s first all electric charging service station, RS Automotive. There are plenty of dining options available at the Junction including Seoul Food, Spring Mill Bread Co, Soko Butcher, The Green Rooster Food Truck, Cheros Food Truck and the-soon-to-be new home of DC area favorite, Cielo Rojo.
Authentically (Takoma) DC
The newly renovated, historic Takoma Theater anchors the block and is home to Turning Natural and Lost Sock Roasters. The SpiceSuite is the place to go for imaginative spice blends and unique kitchen and home goods. Find fried whiting at Horace and Dickies, get your news and a cut at D’s Barber and Grooming Salon, your nails done at Sassy Nails or enjoy an evening of live jazz at DC institution, Takoma Station Tavern.
From food trucks to fine dining, Takoma has it all: Dine and Drink Takoma With three outdoor public dining areas, grab a variety of options to go and enjoy together with friends. The Streetery on Laurel Ave, the patio at the Takoma Park Gazebo at 7035 Carroll Ave, or the covered BY Morrison Park at the Takoma Junction are great meet up spots to safely enjoy a delicious meal.
Unwind and Relax
Enjoy a day of self-care in Takoma. The serene environment of the The Still Point Spa is a favorite spot to renew and recharge. Alternative options from reflexology to reiki are available throughout Takoma for optimal relaxation and good health Health and Wellness.
A New You
Meet up with friends and make a day of it in Takoma! Get your nails done or a new hair cut here and enjoy lunch and shopping along the way.
It’s a sweet time in Takoma. Try the ever-changing menu at DMV favorite, Donut Run, handmade breads, pastries and sandwiches at Spring Mill Bread Co, coffee shops with treats galore and two options for gelato that make any day in Takoma sweeter!
Shop the Takoma Park Farmers Market
One of the area’s oldest producers-only farmers market, the Takoma Park Farmers Market operates year round in Takoma. Spend your Sundays shopping for the week ahead from 23 different producers offering a variety of seasonal produce, pasture raised meats and eggs, cheese and dairy, fermented foods, pastries and baked goods, rice and grains, distilled spirits and more all produced within 125 miles of Takoma Park.
Year round fun is the plan. From the Takoma Park Street Festival, the Takoma Park Folk Festival, the Takoma Trukgarten, the weekly Takoma Park Farmers Market, to flea markets, Play Days, the Takoma Park Independence Day Parade and more, there is always something on the calendar.
Instagram Guide to Takoma
Check out our Instagram for our favorite Insta-worthy photo spots here including the striped pink Azaleas City Nails, the TKPK traffic barrier, rainbow crosswalks and more!