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Lunch Near Farragut West

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I am a Baltimore student about to join the horde of interns descending on DC this summer.

I will be working long (unpaid!) hours, and, though I plan to pack lunch as often as possible, I know that I'll end up eating out quite a bit.

I'm looking for fast, cheap, and healthy options in the area near Farragut West, preferably slightly more interesting than Au Bon Pain and its ilk.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. If you are up for a not to far walk I highly recommend CF Folks. They update their specials every day on their website (www.cffolksrestaurant.com) and have the best crab cake sandwich in town.

    I think their is a Marvelous Market near Farragut West and Wasabi is nearby as well.

    1. Cafe Asia has good asian food and like a $9 sushi lunch special every day that comes with miso soup, but the noodle/rice dishes are good and huge portions so I normally make it two meals. 18th and I.

      Breadline at Penn and 19th is really good it should be a good stop.
      Then there is Cosi 17 by Penn for healthy salads, firehook 17th between I and K, potbelly Penn and 17 for really cheap.
      Dicky's custard has good paninis.
      Heidi's had good sandwiches on fresh baked bread 17th at H.
      Teaism isn't too far, although I am not a big fan, but a lot of people on here are H in between Vermont and 17th.
      Greek deli might not be a really far walk on a nice day.
      Also there is a BajaFresh at 18th or 19th and I.
      If you can do a long walk Cafe Mozart at H and 14th I think is good German.

      There are a few to start.
      Oh and the taco salad at Bottom Line always looks good when I walk by.

      1. Second The Greek Deli on 19th between L and M. The line out the door will remind you of Seinfeld's soup nazi-but they're totally nice, TERRIFIC FOOD, and the line moves fast.
        It's take out only.

        www.houndstoothgourmet.com

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        1. re: monavano

          Definitely Greek deli! Plus, their portions are so big, you could have lunch and dinner from a platter of orzo and chicken. So, so good.

        2. I always liked Park Place (I think it's at 17 and I). They have a decent salad/hot bar. When I worked around there, I remember a couple of burrito carts that were pretty good, too. I didn't venture out too much because everything was so expensive.

          I hope your commute isn't too bad from B'more. I didn't enjoy mine.

          1. hits some higher end places, but cheap eats to be found:

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/491486

            1. Rumi (20th and L) for great mediterranean food (my husband LOVES their moussaka, but I opt for the chicken or shrimp kebabs)
              Washington Deli (20th at Eye, right next to Baja Fresh on 20th) for some of the best NY style pizza by the slice you'll find in DC (not healthy but a tasty treat every once in a while)
              Both aren't right at Farragut West, but a 5-7 minute walk, depending on where exactly your office will be--ideal for a nice summer day.