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DC Area Dining Faves

A selection of my dining favorites in the DC area. As I live within the District itself my recommendations there are much more plentiful, though some of my MD and VA favorites are listed as well.

DC Area Dining Faves

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    DC

    La Cosecha

    La Cosecha

    lacosechadc.com

    Latin Market in Union Market District with plentiful outdoor seating and vendors like El Cielo (just got their Michelin star and has amazing cocktails), Peruvian Brothers, a fab chocolatier, Serenata cocktails...

    HipCityVeg

    HipCityVeg

    hipcityveg.com

    A vegan fast food, woman-owned spot. We love the Philly Steak and breakfast sandwiches. They also committed to raising their minimum wage to $15/hour.

    Cane

    Cane

    cane-dc.com

    A Black chef-owned restaurant on H street and also Michelin Bib Gourmand Award winner. This eatery offers Caribbean street food favorites and rum-based cocktails; they also have vegetarian options.

    Oyster Oyster

    Oyster Oyster

    oysteroysterdc.com

    A vegetable-forward restaurant that’s rooted in sustainability. They offer seasonal menus that highlight the Mid-Atlantic farms. Indoor dining opened on June 17th, so reservations can now be made.

    Lucky Danger

    Lucky Danger

    luckydanger.co

    Definitely pre-order! Fab American Chinese and chef has been a leader in raising funds to stop AAPI hate. Order online for take-out or delivery.

    Maketto

    Maketto

    maketto1351.com

    Great place for Cambodian/Thai food; the chef here has been doing dope things with Power of 10 throughout the pandemic. They’re located on H street and have a great patio as well.

    DC (con.)

    Anju

    Anju

    anjurestaurant.com

    Korean restaurant in Dupont, considered one of the best in the city and has a super nice team. Highly recommend the brunch.

    Habesha Market

    Habesha Market

    habeshamarket.com

    This market services great Ethiopian food including vegan and vegetarian options. Try the veg sampler; you won’t be disappointed.

    Mélange

    Mélange

    melangedc.com

    Fast-casual burger restaurant that adds some Ethiopian flair to the mix. Great outdoor seating along with vegan and vegetarian options.

    RASA

    RASA

    rasagrill.com

    Deeply-flavored Indian fast casual fare in addition to beer, wine, and gin/tonics. Not trying to tell you what to do, but you should definitely get the cookie. Thank me later.

    Thamee

    Thamee

    thamee.com

    Award-winning Burmese that pays a living wage and provides employees benefits. This is another H Street spot you shouldn't miss!

    La Tejana

    La Tejana

    latejanadc.com

    Best breakfast tacos around! They pop up frequently in multiple locations so check the schedule on IG at @latejanadc.

    DC (con.)

    ABC Pony

    ABC Pony

    abcpony.com

    This super fun burger & fries concept does not miss! Also, be on the lookout for fun supper club concepts offered regularly.

    Seylou

    Seylou

    seylou.com

    Oustanding bakery milling and baking with a wide variety of grains. All are made from locally grown grains, plus coffee and teas available.

    VA

    Queen Mother's

    Queen Mother's

    queenmothercooks.com

    Queen Mother's by Chef Rock Harper is home to the best fried chicken sandwich around. There's also a cute park right on the corner to sit and eat outside.

    MD

    Money Muscle BBQ

    Money Muscle BBQ

    moneymusclebbq.com

    Money Muscle BBQ, a truck and carryout operation based out of Silver Spring, serves up incredible barbecue and sides. Don't miss the brisket or the cornbread!

    Cielo Rojo

    Cielo Rojo

    cielo-rojo.com

    This is one of our all-time fave spots in the area. The corn waffles are *chef’s kiss*. I would recommend going during the weekend brunch.

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