Great Takeout: Nickell's & Scheffler
Comments () | Published December 4, 2008
Nickell’s & Scheffler
Address: 1028 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-549-5545
Neighborhood: Alexandria
Cuisines: Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 5 PM, Friday 11 AM to 3 PM, Saturday 11 AM to 4 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: King Street-Old Town
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Not Needed

This cheerful eatery/carryout is the place to find fresh, light meals inspired by local, seasonal ingredients. Warm crab cakes ($9.75) with nicely crisped edges and roasted-red-pepper dipping sauce are a highlight. Fruit salad ($8.50 a pound) gets a punch from mint and lime zest. Farfalle with roasted corn, zucchini, and eggplant and fresh basil, thyme, and parsley ($8 a pound)—when in season—is a delicious way to get your veggie quota for the day. Surprise the kids (or yourself) with a perfect strawberry cupcake ($2.25), with strawberry purée in both the cake and the cream-cheese icing.

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