Dirt Cheap Eats 2008: Juice Joint
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Juice Joint Cafe
Address: 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-347-6783
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisines: Deli/Quick Bites, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: McPherson Square
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Marsoni's chicken salad; quesadillas; soups.

Juice Joint (1025 Vermont Ave., NW; 202-347-6783). Finding cheap and healthy meals can be tough, so it’s no wonder that lines here wind through the door during the lunch rush. Showing up early is a good idea—a late visit had us scrambling for plan B when nearly all of the day’s specials were sold out. Still, we found consolation in the Mardi Gras mahi-mahi wrap ($8.25), which bundled spicy nuggets of fish with cheddar, guacamole, lettuce, and tomato.

Another hit is a meal-size salad that pairs smoked chicken, greens, honey-glazed pecans, and mild bleu-cheese crumbles with a balsamic vinaigrette ($8.25). Add a smoothie ($4.50 to $5.25) such as the Mango Madness or the Chocolate Dream, and you can still slide in under budget. Open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch.

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