Hi, I read about this site in the new yorker, and I think it's just great. I'm a vegetarian (sorry) but here are a few of my local favorites: Curry Laksa soup at cafe asia w/ tofu and vegetables-- nice and spicy, I eat it at least once a week. Raku in dupont or bethesda also has some good veg. options, try the bowl of fire and the seaweed salad. The Vegetable Garden on rockville pike is consistently great-- very fresh vegtables and always nicely done. For sunday brunch I like the Clarendon Grill near clarendon metro-- the hash browns are just the right amount of crisp and grease! Has anyone checked out the Arturo Restaurant on Washington bvld?? The hand-made sign intrigues me-- I have a feeling I'm either going to get the best meal of my life or the worst case of food poisoning ever.
Nora - Glad you've joined us. I'm not a veg but my eleven year-old is flirting with it now that her best friend is veg. It's going to be a challenge in our household, since hub and I are highly omnivorous and I'm the cook. A question - you are obviously into ethnic cuisines, do you (or other 'hounds) know of a good place within reasonable travelling distance from NW DC to get masala dosas?
Hi Nora! I'm a vegetarian, too, and recently came to this board looking for some chowhound help for when I'm visiting your area on business. On my last trip, I stumbled across both Cafe Asia AND Raku, if you can believe it, and was immensely satisfied! I would love to hear more of your favorites. I tend to get stuck in the Herndon area, unfortunately, but occasionally have a car and can get myself to the Metro.
well, last week I tried the curry laksa soup at Malaysia Kopitiam (metro Dupont Circle)-- it was different from Cafe Asia's-- not quite as spicy, but had more veggies and tofu in it, I think the restaurant over all had a lot of vegetarian offerings-- I would definitely check it out. Amma Vegetarian Kitchen (indian food) in georgetown is good also-- it is on M street and very cheap! I think it's owned by the same people that own Aditi-- another indian restaurant up the street, but a bit pricier.
Actually, the best vegetarian restaurant in the DC area is in Rockville, called Yuan Fu. It's right next to the Wendy's I think is in the 600 or 800 block of Rockville Pike, way out there, almost in Rockville.
They have vegetarian "meats", especially a great "Chicken Steak" with black pepper sauce--it's just fabulous--and also tasty sesame chicken and for an appetizer, try the cold platter, which comes with an assortment of "meats". Best vegetarian food outside of Asia!