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Jul 11, 2010 08:01 AM

Street Food Tour For New Restaurant

We're conducting research for a new restaurant concept that will feature street food from around the world. Would love to try new interesting food. What are the must see restaurants/vendors we should see in the DC / Baltimore area?

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  1. G Street Food already has this concept.

    G Street Food
    1706 G St NW, Washington, DC 20006

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    1. re: Steve

      There are many restaurants that are similar but none in our area and none that are exactly like what we will be opening. We want to focus on fresh local ingredients in a fast casual environment and truly try to convey the energy of the street vendor. Thanks!

      1. re: Sbard

        Go to Rita's (Trini) on Georgia Avenue for the polori with pickled tamarind sauce.

    2. Belgian waffles at Locolat (U St. and 18th)

      Amazing Thai food at Nava Thai in Wheaton. I've heard Thai street food is amazing, and I'm sure you would get inspiration at this very authentic restaurant

      You should be aware of some of the new food trucks that have been popping up. There's Sauca, El Floridano, Rebel Heroes, District Tacos, and the list goes on... there's some new poutine truck coming, apparently.

      Nava Thai Restaurant
      11315 Fern St, Silver Spring, MD 20902

      Locolat Cafe
      1781 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

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      1. re: hamster

        Great information. Thank you. I have added them to the schedule. Thanks again.

        1. re: hamster

          I can vouch for Rebel Heroes! I'm also a fan of DC Sandwich. For Vietnamese, hang out at Eden Center. I work in Ballston. What I wouldn't give for a restaurant with stalls. Not kidding. Give me banh mi, satay skewers, boiled peanuts, dumplings, noodle dishes, lobster roll, fish tacos, saltenas ( Saltenas are amazing at Tutto Benne on the weekends) What else chowhounds? ???????????

          Eden Center
          Falls Church, VA, USA, Falls Church, VA

          1. re: rHairing

            But you have the halal cart in Ballston! Not as good as many in NYC, but I like it.

            Ballston Cafe
            4601 Fairfax Dr Lbby 2, Arlington, VA 22203

            1. re: Dennis S

              Agreed. We have had a good run of great trucks showing up in Ballston and I gotta give props to Puppatella because it kind of started with them. However, the carts are only there on certain days. The Puppatella is gone as they opened their restaurant. The Thai food within walking distance is just poor and there is no pho to be found. I would love to have those choices all of the time.

        2. Seems to me that better research would be done in the country of origin, rather than at a potentially Americanized version.

          Check out Susan Feniger's menu at Street: