A Taste of Armenia in Tenleytown

Armenian Food FestivalSt. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church kicks off the 66th Annual Armenian Fall Food Festival today, with an amazing array of authentic Armenian cuisine, music, and dancing.

All of the dishes are prepared by the members of the Women’s Guild of St. Mary, who have spent countless hours in the kitchen cooking up Armenian style rice pilaf, lahmajoon, kufta, bulghur salad, stuffed grape leaves, and cheese and spinach boregs. And for those with a sweet tooth, classic Armenian pastries such as simit, bourma, paklava, and khourabia are available to enjoy. 

If the wonderful aromas from the kebabs grilling don’t draw you in, then check out these images of some of the mouthwatering food available through Saturday.

Food at Festival

Don’t worry if you can’t sample everything in one visit. The Fall Food Festival runs for four days, from October 1 through October 4:

  • Wednesday, October 1 -11am to 3pm
  • Thursday, October 2 -11am to 3pm
  • Friday, October 3 -11am to 3pm and 5pm to 9pm
  • Saturday, October 4 – 11am to 9pm

The St. Mary community was founded 81 years ago in Washington, D.C. Located at 4125 Fessenden Street, NW, its mission is to promote a wide variety of programs and activities focused on Armenian Christianity and Armenian Cultural Heritage.