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Jun 25, 2008 08:10 AM

New, cheap healthy in farragut square?

i'm so bored of sandwiches and salads. breadline, cap grounds, juice joint, blah blah blah. been there done that on seemingly everything in this area! anything new around? hidden gems?

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  1. It doesn't get much healthier than sushi... I like Cafe Asia, it isn't new, but... There also is Wasabi which is newer, I have had some not so fresh sushi there though. And both have cheap sushi (I think the best deal is Cafe Asia's sushi lunch special).

    What about El Chalan, not new but different, or Aroma for Indian (not necessarily healthy depending on what you get)? I like the salads at the Art Gallery Grille.

    Some of my favorites there aren't really healthy like the cuban sandwich at Dicky's Custard or a meatball sub at Hiedi's, or chinese in the food court at 18th and I. But they are at least cheap and something new.

    Also Baja Fresh would probably have a few healthier options if you choose wisely:

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    1. re: ktmoomau

      KT I've heard great things about the Chinese at 18 & I - just order off the non-haoli menu. SO brought home the absolute best hot & sour soup I've ever had.

      1. re: hill food

        Hot and Sour soup--my favorite! Tell me this place open for dinner? does the soup have msg in it? what is the name of the chinese place? where exactly is it located

      1. re: ChocoHound

        wow, no but this looks great. i'll definitely try it for lunch tomorrow, thanks!

        1. re: littlew1ng

          It's really good. It's all faux meat but it's really convincing; especially the spicy chicken (I'm not a vegetarian) which I usually get on top of a salad. Also the green soup is delicious (I know it's not really soup weather right now...). Enjoy and go a few times so you can try a bunch of things. The staff is very helpful!

          1. re: ChocoHound

            Last month, Java Green said they were about to switch to an all-raw menu, so it might get a little dicey

            1. re: chowsearch

              According to their website, they are going all organic and adding more raw foods, but not 100% raw.