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Sandwiches and pitas near Connecticut Ave & K Street DC

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jgaff1041 Jul 20, 2006 04:06 AM

hey i just got a job right near there and am looking for a delicious lunch sandwich. any suggestions would be appreciated. Pitas are good too. In fact, if theres any lunch time place that cant be missed, id love to know. Trying to keep it under $10 (w/o drink) also if it can be done. Gracias!

  1. Geoff Jul 20, 2006 12:29 PM

    Take a walk down to Pennsylvania Ave., to Breadline. Lots and lots of chat on the board about it - and strong opinions. I love the place.

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      Rosco1 Jul 20, 2006 12:29 PM

      Here's a start:

      http://www.cffolksrestaurant.com/DailySpecials.htm (also has great sandwiches...in the "regular" menu

      )

      http://www.thebreadlinedc.blogspot.com/ (I'm partial to the Tuesday and Thursday menus

      )

      Common Grounds on 17th just north of K st. has great sandwiches.

      City Place Cafe on 17th just north of L st. has great sandwiches, salads, and soups.

      1. monkeyrotica Jul 20, 2006 12:30 PM

        There's a Potbelly at 15th and L (I think). Another over at the corner of 19th and L. Decent sandwiches on the cheap, nothing spectacular tho. Around $4.

        Greek Deli on 19th does good gyros and souvlaki, but their slow-roasted lamb dishes are famed in song and story. Do a search for the raves.

        There's Breadline on Penn of course, but you'll get some wildly varying views on that. And you can easily go over $10.

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          Adam23 Jul 20, 2006 02:07 PM

          I like Naan and Beyond on L and Conn. Breadline and Greek Deli are great as well.

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            Arista Jul 20, 2006 04:15 PM

            Other options--

            The Perfect Pita on the east side of 20th St. between K & L makes good pita sandwiches. My fave (and others' too, judging from the number of orders I hear) is the chicken hummus veggie.

            They don't have sandwiches exactly, but the Well-Dressed Burrito (in an alley off the west side of 19th St., north of M) makes great Mexican-American food. Big portions, very reasonable prices. Blows Chipotle away.

            It's a bit of a hike, but worth it: Moby Dick on N St. between Connecticut & 19th. Wonderful grilled sandwiches on flatbread.

            Couscous Cafe, on 20th between L & M, has a few sandwiches. I like the merguez sausage sandwich with harissa.

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              AlyKen Jul 20, 2006 04:41 PM

              I agree with the suggestions of Perfect Pita and Potbelly.

              I frequent a place on I St and 17th or Connecticut (it's at that weird area where the street names change) called Park Place. They have a buffet and a grill in the back area where they make good hot and cold sandwiches. They have one called the Key West that reminds me of my home in Florida... and it comes in a pita. Their sandwiches run in the $5 range.

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                jgaff1041 Jul 20, 2006 07:05 PM

                thanks for the recs, i got lost on my lunch hour trying to find these places... noooot too familiar with the city. Better luck tomorrow though. Keep 'em comming, its much appreciated

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                  AlyKen Jul 20, 2006 08:27 PM

                  The guy with the burrito cart, Carlos, on K and 17th (right next to the Dress Barn Woman) is pretty good if you like burritos. He was in the Post a few months ago. His is the cart with the green awning.

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                    Rosco1 Jul 21, 2006 01:43 PM

                    The area you're in has two 17th streets which never helps. My post refers to the one that runs along the EAST side of Farragut Square.

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                  Culocho Jul 21, 2006 02:30 PM

                  By the Borders book store on L Street, between 18th and 19th, there is an ATM and a door that leads into an office building. There is a place there called "Best Sandwich Shop" and they make great sandwiches and pitas. Try it out and good luck!

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                    cleveland park Jul 21, 2006 03:56 PM

                    culocho i'm right with you on that one.

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                      jgaff1041 Jul 24, 2006 05:40 PM

                      yea i just tried the "Best Sandwich Shop"... muy beuno... gracias amigos.

                      more posts welcome-

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                    Culocho Jul 24, 2006 09:36 PM

                    Yum. If you have a chance, get the fresh carved turkey!

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                      jgaff1041 Jul 26, 2006 02:33 PM

                      Yea, I might have to try the turkey next. Went to Breadline yesterday, and Im going to have to say it is worthy of the hype. It was very busy, but they had a very efficient sandwhich assembly line going on so I was in and out in under 10 minutes. I got the italian sausage sandwich and an order of fries; it was too much food to finish. The sandwich was acceptional, but kind of messy and fell apart a bit while eating it back at the office. Id have to recomend a tidier sandwhich if your getting food to go, but since that was my first time there, I have no alternate suggestions. The pitas there looked delicious though. The fries were okay. They were boardwalkesque, and im not really a big fan of those type of fries (i.e, soggy- i like em crisp)... but to each his own. If anyone else has suggestions for lunch in this area, Id love to hear them. Thanks a lot

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                        jgaff1041 Aug 29, 2006 06:48 PM

                        yea i tried the turkey pita, it was delicious, two thumbs up

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                          DanielK Aug 29, 2006 08:39 PM

                          This is definitely a great time of year for Breadline - fresh tomatoes!

                          The BLT or Grilled Cheese with Tomato are only on the menu for a short time more, and both are worth the trip. mmmmmmmmm...

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                            Steve Aug 31, 2006 01:59 AM

                            Five star sandwiches at Breadline:
                            Italian Sauasage
                            Felafel
                            BBQ (order this on a ciabatta) on Fridays only
                            Cubano, Thursdays only
                            Pastrami, Tuesdays only
                            Phila. Cheesesteak, Mondays only
                            Tomato pizza or BLT (order this on a ciabatta) summer only
                            mediterranean pizza
                            egg salad

                            I don't order soups, salads, or fries. Too much food!

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