I am staying in the Bethesda area. I am here from London and also an ex-New Yorker.
Looking for reccomendations . Can I get some good suggestions for good places to eat in the area -as well as good European coffee and bakeries? I am desperately seeking the quality I am used to.
Daruma is a Japanese market with a counter. You can order bowls of noodle soup and light meals. Definitely worth investigating.
Faryab is a nice Afghan place, open only for dinner. Very good buranee, aush, and kadu palow.
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