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Feb 2, 2009 06:24 AM

Vegan Friendly DC Restaurants for Carb Load! (pre-race meal)


My friends and I are running the Cherry Blossom on April 5 and need to venture into DC on the 4th to pick up our running packets.

There are 2 vegans in the group so we are trying to find a good vegan friendly restaurant for our pre-race carb load!

Any ideas/suggestions??

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  1. teaism (multiple locations), and if you're willing to travel, vegetate.
    zatinya and hello cupcake too!

    Vegetate Restaurant & Lounge
    1414 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

    701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Hello Cupcake
    1351 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

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    1. re: discojing

      i forgot-- not DC, but in Northern Virginia: Sunflower (excellent!)

      Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant
      2531 Chain Bridge Rd Ste D, Vienna, VA 22181

    2. For actual vegan places that have food non-vegans would enjoy:

      Java Green is a vegan cafe, Asian style. Lots of noodles for carb loading. Crowded at lunchtime. If I understand the website, they're opening a new place in February.

      Sticky Fingers is a really good bakery, all-vegan -- some of the best, if not best, cakes (and other pastries) in DC. They close kind of early in the evening. Also have sandwiches, coffee, etc.

      Asylum is a bar/club with a vegan menu, and especially popular vegan brunch, it's pretty fun.

      I haven't been to Vegetate, but that might be a better bet if you want something more upscale.

      Java Green Cafe
      1020 19th Street N W, Washington, DC

      Sticky Fingers Bakery
      1370 Park Rd NW, Washington, DC

      2471 18th St NW, Washington, DC

      1. I think teasism is great- lots of options for both vegans and meat eaters. nice decor and reasonable prices. I think the 9th st. location is the best. i usually get the veggie bento box, but there are lots of other vegan options.

        i used to love asylum for brunch and went almost every weekend, but the food seems to be getting worse and worse. it's a fun bar though, and in adams morgan, so if you're looking for a place to go in that neighborhood that has something for the vegans, that could be an option. it's pretty standard bar food- burgers, fries, etc

        enjoy the race!