Want to have a bite of the world famous Middle Eastern delicacy, falafel? Head to Amsterdam Falafelshop, where you can enjoy these delicious treats at a reasonable price. The restaurant offers a variety of toppings which you can sprinkle over the pita bread and falafel. You can create a falafel perfectly suited to your taste! For a quick meal at a great price, this eatery is one of the city's favorites.
&Pizza is the place to go to enjoy a wide range of pizzas that are filled with flavors and are a treat for the entire family. Order signature pizzas like the Moonstruck, Redvine or Maverick with your choice of dough. Dessert pizzas like the Lori Lane and Pizelles are unique offerings at this pizzeria. Pair your pizza with a variety of housemade sodas or craft beer or wine.
A cute little gem located in upper Georgetown, this is the perfect place to fulfil your Vietnamese food cravings without breaking the bank. On top of an impressive selection of banh mi, with the barbecue pork belly being the most popular, there are also a plethora of vermicelli and rice options, as well as pho and vegetarian dishes that are jam packed with flavor. Delicious food aside, the service is impeccable - the staff is always ready with a smile, and the quaint interior brings to mind a comfy home.
What had formerly started as a popular food truck, District Taco has since evolved into an equally beloved restaurant that serves authentic Mexican fare at an affordable price. For breakfast, opt for the tacos with egg, cheese, and potatoes. For lunch and dinner, don't miss the famous Burrito Mojado, a spicy powerhouse of black beans, cheese, rice, sour cream and fantastic Salsa de Chile. Round out your meals with a side of rich guacamole, or their house special tangy garlic-lime rice. This particular Metro Center location is spacious but especially packed during lunch hours, so be sure to time your visits to beat the rush.
This Asian-style teahouse in the heart of Dupont Circle hosts outdoor Japanese tea ceremonies in summer. The rest of the year, enjoy dozens of exotic teas, breakfast, sandwiches and bento boxes. Teaism also has a small store where you can buy traditional tea settings. Try the ostrich burgers, Japanese bento boxes (rice, sushi, and a hot dish) and rice pudding for dessert. Tea is served in your own pot.
If you have a hankering for some divine baked goods, stop by the Cakeroom for some sweets. The bake shop's delectable offerings range from "tea time" cakes, to layered cakes, to gourmet cupcakes. For those who are looking for something a little less cake-y, the bakery also whips up cookies, cheesecakes, and morning pastries. Wash your selection down with coffee, hot chocolate, or tea, depending on your mood. Want something a little more personal? The Cakeroom also creates custom to-order cakes for special occasions.
El Chilango serves delicious tacos at very cheap prices. This food truck is always thronged by hungry locals waiting to gorge on delectable pork, beef, chicken and tongue infused tacos. Albeit inexpensive, food is served in generous portions here with attention to presentation. Tacos can be washed down with colas and other cold beverages. The owners of the food truck are very friendly people and they're always open to feedback and suggestions.
Set in a cozy, buzzing space featuring a roof garden, Little Coco’s is a great place for those who have been craving Italian food since a while. Fried Pizza, Brandade Fritters and Arugula Salad are some of the popular items on the menu. If the decadent food offerings weren’t enough, Little Coco’s also boasts of a craft cocktail menu, that’ll surely tantalize your taste buds. The Frozen Bellini is especially delicious. Take a seat by the bar or take in the fresh air as you relish the sumptuous food and drinks, either ways an evening at Little Coco’s won’t disappoint.
After her daring fight with cancer, that compelled owner Elizabeth Petty to adopt a raw and vegan diet, she was introduced to the benefits of eating raw and staying healthy. She envisioned to share this passion with others and thus, Elizabeth's Gone Raw was born. This is a unique restaurant open only on Friday evenings. The place welcomes patrons into a classy setting where cocktails form the first round, these are exceptionally-crafted concoctions that lay the perfect start to the fare that follows next. Elizabeth's Gone Raw focuses on a new menu every Friday, so every visit is a surprise for the patrons. Here food is cooked well under 244 degree Fahrenheit (118 degree Celsius) and all the ingredients are raw. Nevertheless, everything is plated with perfection and arrives at your table looking nothing less than a masterpiece. Though, it is essential to develop a taste for raw food and vegan fare, a visit to Elizabeth's Gone Raw is must for the experience it offers.
Lapis is a cozy restaurant serving Afghani cuisine. The minimal decor includes kilim rugs, old lamps and natural wood. This restaurant offers a variety of small plates, soups, salads, Afghani dumplings, breads and main courses. If you are unsure of what to order, there are small quirky notes on the menu to help you out, as well as the friendly staff. Sample the lubya (red salted kidney beans), the zardak (caramelized carrots with plum sauce), and the chicken korma stew with naan. This restaurant also serves continental and Afghani brunch daily and has a full bar serving cocktails. Stop in early for the breakfast or simply a quick and light lunch.