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jo_mama Oct 22, 2008 07:44 AM

What are the best DC lunch carts?

One of my personal faves is the Korean cart at 14 and L St, NW. They serve up delicious bulgogi and bibimbap for about $7. The meal also comes with three types of lightly pickled vegetables: carrots, bean sprouts, and what I think is pea leaves.

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    Steve Oct 22, 2008 04:13 PM

    The tacos from the "On the Fly" cart at 8th and H, NW.

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      dcandohio Oct 22, 2008 07:13 PM

      Frankly, I thought those tacos were very, very boring. I so wanted to love them, and perhaps the hype was just too much, but the experience failed to come close to expectations.

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      WestIndianArchie Oct 22, 2008 04:45 PM

      I like the Halal Sausage and Pita from Delle and Campbell.

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        jo_mama Oct 27, 2008 11:18 AM

        Is their cart still at 14th and G streets NW? When was the last time someone saw their cart? I heard rumor it wasn't there anymore.

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          mselectra Oct 27, 2008 11:31 AM

          It's been at H and 8th next to the On the Fly one and also a cajun one -- at least they were all there a couple weeks ago. Block up from Portrait Gallery. On the Fly was selling pasta, btw, when I was there.

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            nbs2 Dec 17, 2008 08:30 AM

            I wish they'd stop moving. 14/G, then I heard they were at Mass/N Cap, now 8/H.

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              hill food Dec 17, 2008 06:55 PM

              is it the vendor or the District? either way that's gonna kill their business.

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              jo_mama Jan 8, 2009 10:28 AM

              I walked by today in the hopes they'd be out--no luck. No vendors were anywhere near 8th and H, NW.

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          rHairing Dec 17, 2008 06:20 PM

          OK...I know it's not DC but I love the Pupatella here in Ballston!

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            discojing Dec 19, 2008 05:25 AM

            i second that!
            (ballston is.. close enough, right?)

            for more information on pupatella:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/479718
            http://www.washingtonian.com/blogarti...

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              ktmoomau Jan 8, 2009 11:11 AM

              Third! It is so good!!! It is the best pizza in our area. Makes me wish I was home on weekdays more. Can't wait to try the Middle Eastern cart now too!

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            jo_mama Jan 8, 2009 10:37 AM

            Ooops--and I forgot to mention the burrito cart at 17 and K. Great, huge, inexpensive burritos. Try them!

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