Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: G Street Food
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Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)

G Street Food
Address: 1706 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-408-7474
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisines: American, Breakfast, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday 7 AM to 4 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Metro Center
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Roman pizza with onions; buttermilk biscuit; socca; lime/cornmeal cookies; brownies.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating
When Mark Furstenberg, Washington’s top bread maker, sold his perpetually packed Breadline, we thought his lunch-slinging days were past. Thankfully, we were wrong. His new bakery/cafe, done up in traffic-cone-orange paint and metal street signs, offers his signature breads, such as the crusty/pillowy mini-loaf named for Jean-Louis Palladin ($1.95), terrific brioche ($5.50), and skinny Montreal-style bagels ($1.55).

The rest of the menu pays homage to an atlas’s worth of street snacks—from a Chicago hot dog ($8.50) with a locally made frank to Vietnamese pork banh mi ($8.75). We love the squares of Roman pizza ($5.75) rich with chèvre, Benton’s bacon, and caramelized onions; the Niçoise pancake socca ($5.75), smothered in chickpeas and harissa; and all-American desserts such as lime-infused cornmeal cookies and dark brownies.

Open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch.

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*NOTE: Mark Furstenberg is no longer with G Street Food. 

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