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Looking for a good take-out/cafe place in the DC area

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I want to find a place that has both eat-in comfort food and basics to take out. Any suggestions? I want to stay within the DC borders.

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  1. I think we need a little more detail than that. This is a fairly large city, with a lot of types of food!

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    1. re: katecm

      Sorry, you are right it is a big city. I'm looking for something that has components of meals, like a prepared food counter, but where you can stay and eat. Nothing cafeteria style.

      1. re: JSchwo7

        The new Vapiano might be just the thing for you, then. It's actually a German chain, but just opened in the area. I haven't been to the one here, but people have said it's decent. There's one near Daily Grill in Dupont, and another is opening in Penn Quarter soon.

    2. People may hate this, but for just simple comfort foods that I can both eat in and take out I use Cafe Deluxe.

      1. How about The Diner or Open City? When I lived in the neighborhood I ate at the Diner all the time or got take out. Their roast chicken is good as well as most of their sandwiches. And now they have mini burgers! :) Simple comfort food at a good price.