35. Things to do in Capitol Hill DC | Hills Kitchen

Posted at March 9, 2011 by 6 Comments

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I haven’t cooked in almost a year.  Seriously, it’s so bad that I don’t clean my stove, I dust it.  Where you’d expect to find pots and pans in my kitchen, instead you’ll find the  mail, car keys and some dvds.  Let’s just say, it’s been a while since I’ve been to a kitchen store.

So I walked in expecting to feel as out of place as Mike Tyson at a nail salon!

Once inside though, I quickly figured out why Hill’s Kitchen came so highly recommended.  It turned out to be a cool addition to our Things to do in Capitol Hill DC series.

It’s just an absolutely beautiful little store.  We were greeted by a lady that we later learned was Leah’s (the owner) mom.  You quickly appreciate the difference between shopping at a huge department store and shopping at a family owned establishment.  Leah’s mom (I wish I had gotten her name) was a delight, and helped make it a lovely experience for even a non-cook like me.

You’ll find plenty of unique elements in this quaint little location just across the street from the Eastern Market Metro.   For such a small store, I found that it had a pretty impressive variety of kitchen gadgets, and I didn’t once have to shake my head at the prices.

Virgin oil, pots, cook books, fancy knives and a lot more.  They offer a fairly extensive collection of top brands but the experience feels more like you’re stopping by a friend’s house to check out some cool stuff.

I should have probably made sure I picked up one of their cookbooks.

Or one of their funky little aprons.  Okay, probably not the aprons.

This is the little window nook at the front of the store with an assortment of earth-friendly items.

They even offer cooking, baking, and knife skills classes upstairs and you can set up a wedding registry there as well.  There was a class going on when we were there so I didn’t get a chance to get you guys some pictures, but there is a full kitchen upstairs and it’s supposed to be awesome!

Everyone we encountered was super nice.  We’re always happier supporting local businesses over chain stores.  I know it may seem a little weird having a retail store on a Things to do in DC list (and this is the first retail store to make the list) but Hill’s Kitchen truly counts as an experience.

And a lovely one at that.

Have a blast and say hi to Leah’s mom for us.


713 D Street SE
Washington, DC 20003


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6 Responses to “35. Things to do in Capitol Hill DC | Hills Kitchen”

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    I haven’t cooked in three months and I *miss* it. I’ll come and make good use of your kitchen. 🙂

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