vegetarian indian in dc
I'm going to be in the DC area (and also around Vienna, VA) and am looking for really good vegetarian Indian food. Could anyone recommend some restaurants in that area?
There are buses that go from the Vienna metro to near Saravana Palace. You may have to walk a little bit as well. Call Metro for more information. If you don't want to make the effort, your best bet is to stick to DC and choose vegetarian items from a larger menu. I recommend the street hawker menu at Hertiage Dupont, the rather elegant Bombay Club, the trendy but delicious Rasika, or take the Metro up to Bethesda for maybe the best Indian restaurant in the area, Passage to India. If you go to Passage to India, do not miss the pickles and spices from the last page of the menu.
All of the above have very different menus.
633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
815 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Passage to India
4931 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
passage to india is metro accessible and far better than Heritage in Dupont. If you can get in to rasika, go there.
My husband and I also really like Dalchini on CT Ave in Dupont - it's very good and has a lot of vegetarian options that are very good. But to be fair, I think we're ruined by Saravana Palace :)
There is a lunch place in the food court at International Square called Nirvana. All they do is veggie Indian. Nice folks, too. This is hidden and not at all fancy, but highly accessible. It's downstairs, right next to the Farragut West metro stop.