Our Main Kitchen is located on the southeast corner of 2nd and E Streets NW on the ground floor of the Federal City Shelter, a three-story gray building. If you go to our mailing address at 425 2nd Street, you will not be able to access the Kitchen.  We are located in the rear of the shelter off E Street, between 1st and 2nd Streets, NW.  After passing 2nd Street on the way to 1st Street, make a right into a service road/driveway.  At the end of that driveway you will see a garage entrance on your right. Enter there and our door will be immediately on your right.


The closest metro stop is Judiciary Square on the Red Line. From the Judiciary Square 4th and D Street exit, head north on 4th Street NW, right on E Street NW, cross over 2nd Street NW and turn right into the service alley. The entrance  to the Kitchen will be on your right at the end of the alley. It looks like a service/delivery entrance and is marked by a large sign. Route is shown in red in the map below.


There is no on-site parking at the Kitchen, so please use public transportation if possible. Limited parking is available in lots at Union Station, on E Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets NW, and on the street. There is metered parking along E Street NW, 1st Street NW and New Jersey Avenue NW, all within a block of the Kitchen.

DC Central Kitchen’s Nutrition Lab is located at 2625 Evarts Street, NE. This location is not Metrorail accessible. Limited street parking is available on 28th Street NE.

The Nutrition Lab is across from a mechanical garage and the entrance to the building is down a narrow driveway (look for DC Central Kitchen vans) at the back of the building. Evarts Street is a dead end with an Ethiopian Church at the end of the street. If you need help finding the entrance to the Nutrition Lab, please call 202-234-0707.