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Quick salad for lunch in Dupont?

columbiaheights Jun 17, 2008 12:15 PM

I'm meeting a colleague for lunch on Friday and am looking for a health - conscious (read - she's on a diet and needs salad) restuarant in the Dupont area that isn't going to take 2 hours. Any thoughts?

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    katecm RE: columbiaheights Jun 17, 2008 12:39 PM

    For quick, I'd recommend either Chop't or Vapiano - unless you're looking for more upscale.

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      kneelconqueso RE: katecm Jun 17, 2008 05:15 PM

      havent tried chopt yet but vapiano's salads are really good and pretty filling. its really fast too.

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        Bonz RE: katecm Jun 18, 2008 02:28 PM

        I love the idea of Chop't, but unfortunately the product they serve (at the Dupont location at least -- its the only one to which I've been) astes as if it has been passed through a giant de-flavorizing machine. Each time I've grabbed a salad at Chop't, I am stunned and amazed at the total lack of taste.

        1. re: Bonz
          Jacey RE: Bonz Jun 19, 2008 10:03 AM

          True, plus it's very chaotic in there at lunch.

          For a sit down place that's fairlyy fast, Luna Cafe (not Grill). Or you could go to Sizzle Ex or Bertucchi's (they have lots of healthy/yummy salads).

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        DCDOLL RE: columbiaheights Jun 22, 2008 11:42 AM

        i'm not 100% sure if they are open for lunch but Skewers woudl be a good choice...it isn't a 'salad hut' per se but it's middle eastern and they have lots of low or no carb choices wiht the meat mostly being grilled. They even have diet friendly (or some such words) on the menu for some of their offerings. It's on P between 16th and 17th. The Thai place on S between CT and 19th might be a good diet friendly choice too if you stay away from the noodles. Or maybe Raku.

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        1. re: DCDOLL
          Jacey RE: DCDOLL Jun 22, 2008 03:34 PM

          Thai is not diet-friendly...too much oil/sugar/sauces in unexpected dishes.
          Skewers is open for lunch but be careful there. A lot of their mezzes are very heavy on the oil and the yogurt sauces are made with the full-fat kind.

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