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Sep 11, 2009 10:49 AM

Quick, good bites around Farragut square/Dupont

Hi! I just recently moved to Washington, DC, so I am still getting acclimated with my surroundings and figuring out what the best bites are. I already have a love for Jaleo...but I digress.

I work right around Farragut/Dupont and I am looking for recs for the best quick bites, be it for lunch or something after work. i am thinking either sandwiches or pizza. I know there is Cosi, Au Bon Pan, but I am looking for a place that's not a national chain.

Another question I have is where are the best burritos (this can just be the whole district, not just confined to the area in which I work).


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  1. Working in the area mentioned, I can sympathize with your plight. It is basically franchise town for the under $10.00 lunch, with a few exceptions. Try the Bread Line on PA Ave, and also the Cuban place in the International Square food court (19th and K). Both are pretty good. There are some fast food Indian places around also.

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    1. re: KevinS

      I second the Cuban place (I think it's called Havana Cafe). The Cuban sandwiches are great, and they serve them with fried yucca. My other favorite is the ropa vieja. I don't work around there anymore, but I still take a long lunch to Metro from Crystal City every once in a while for the sandwich.

    2. There are a bunch of good places in that area. Check out: Bread Line, Vapiano, CF Folks, Five Guys, Corner Bakery, and Bread and Brew,

        1. re: monkeyrotica

          Greek I miss you. Working in the hinterlands of Gaithersburg is so depressing. Say hi to Kostas for me.

          1. re: Flaxen_Vixen

            Greek Deli, don't let the line intimidate you and for Pete's sake don't hold the door open in blazing heat or freezing cold. order anything the first time or just a Gyro and grab a takeout menu for the inevitable next time.

            BTW taramasalata is really good on a toasted bagel.

        2. yes yes yes greek deli, amazing avgolemno soup. capitol grounds at 17th and K has good fresh sandwiches and salads. the korean bulgogi cart at 15th and k (or vermont and k? it's right outside corner bakery) is a must-visit. to really pig out and get greasy, there's a little place called ferdinand's snack bar in the 1629 k street building, it's tucked way in the back, but if you've got a hangover it's perfect. naan & beyond makes good homemade chips. i really like vapiano, also there's a nando's peri peri that recently opened nearby for really delicious chicken.