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.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating

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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