Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: Greek Deli
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Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)
Greek Deli
Address: 1120 19th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-296-2111
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Cuisines: Greek/Mediterranean, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Monday through Friday 7 to 4.
Nearby Metro Stops: Farragut North, Farragut West
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Spanakopita; pastitsio with nutmeg; meatball over orzo; stewed green beans; house-made bread; souvlaki sandwich; chicken-lemon soup.

Andros native Kostas Fostieris presides at this downtown DC carryout, heaping soulful Greek fare into Styrofoam clamshells. Get in line early for his soothing, lemon-infused avgolemono soup ($3.50), which sells out fast. More comfort comes in the pastitsio ($9.50), a nutmeg-spiced layering of béchamel, ground beef, and tube-shaped pasta, and a cinnamon-covered rice pudding ($2.49).

Pita roll-ups of falafel ($7.50) or hummus and feta ($6.99) are reliable, but the best deals are more-than-generous platters of moussaka ($9.50) and spanakopita ($9.50) loaded with a green salad, orzo, tomatoey green beans, and sweet, spongy bread. You might have enough for dinner, too.

Open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch.

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