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New & Healthy Lunch Options

mymomisthebestcook Apr 21, 2010 11:34 AM

Hi Everyone!
I am doing an article on new & healthy lunch options that are popping around DC. So far all I have is Funxion. I KNOW there are much more and I am just drawing a huge blank! Any ideas???


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  1. ktmoomau RE: mymomisthebestcook Apr 21, 2010 11:39 AM


    Already in existence Chop't and SweetGreen and On the Fly.

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    1. re: ktmoomau
      Elyssa RE: ktmoomau Apr 21, 2010 01:18 PM

      Roti is DELICIOUS! I've been three times already and really like it.

      Also Java Green and the new salad place Mix't.

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

      1. re: Elyssa
        hamster RE: Elyssa Apr 21, 2010 01:46 PM

        Awesome to hear about Roti. Can't wait to try it.
        Also note Maoz, Pret a Manger, soon-to-be-open Freshii, Pain Quotidien.

        1. re: hamster
          Elyssa RE: hamster Apr 22, 2010 07:52 AM

          I think Freshii is actually open now. Haven't tried it yet though.

    2. woodleyparkhound RE: mymomisthebestcook Apr 21, 2010 03:47 PM

      Wagamama is opening next month on 7th St.

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        ktmoomau RE: woodleyparkhound Apr 21, 2010 08:50 PM

        Really? I have heard all sorts of rumors that it isn't really coming?

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          Doh RE: ktmoomau Apr 21, 2010 09:00 PM

          I've been wondering that too-- their website is suspiciously quiet on any new stores.

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            woodleyparkhound RE: Doh Apr 22, 2010 05:57 AM

            From their website:

            wagamama, the international dining phenomenon, is pleased to announce it will open it's fouth united states restaurant in washington d.c. the new washington location follows the debut of over 100 wagamama locations in the united kingdom, ireland, holland, australia, uae, belgium, new zealand, denmark, turkey, usa, cyprus, egypt, switzerland, and greece. construction is scheduled to begin in january 2010 with an expected opening in may 2010

            I don't have any insider knowledge...

            1. re: woodleyparkhound
              mymomisthebestcook RE: woodleyparkhound Apr 22, 2010 06:49 AM

              Thank you!!! =)

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                ktmoomau RE: woodleyparkhound Apr 22, 2010 07:45 PM

                Well insider word is it's a no-go, but normally they update corporate stuff often so you would think it would be accurate.

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                  Kajkaj RE: ktmoomau Apr 26, 2010 01:43 PM

                  Cant wait looking forward to Wagamama, love their food and very reasonable price, they have them in London in most area, so bring on Wagamama, nice and healthy

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          chicks221 RE: mymomisthebestcook Apr 26, 2010 01:57 PM

          Another great lunch place is mixtgreens. Its opened 2 months ago on F Street between 13 and 14th. They have a website too where you can make your own salad and find out the calorie/fat/nutrition content. its amazing! Its a chain started out of S.F. Try it -- but lines are long between 12-1:30

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