1751 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Cuisines: Deli/Quick Bites, Breakfast, American
Open Monday through Friday 7 AM to 5:30 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Farragut West, Farragut North
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Not Accepted
Barbecue pork sandwich; falafel; prosciutto, mascarpone, and fig jam on walnut-raisin bread; fried oyster po'boy; fried softshell crab sandwich; fried cod sandwich; BLT; Persian chicken salad; chocolate cookies stuffed with mascarpone.
Sandwiches $6.90 to $9.95; salads $5.95.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Breakfast
Why go: It doesn’t get much better for downtown DC lunchers in search of a quick bite: Brown-bag staples (egg salad, ham and cheese), regional favorites (Philly cheesesteak, Cubano), and chef-driven combinations (smoked-salmon with dill-and-caper spread) are crafted with mostly house-made ingredients, including fresh-baked bread.
What to get: A soft roll overflowing with smoky barbecue pork and crisp slaw; nutty falafel swaddled with eggplant and tahini in a thick wrap; hearty grain-and-raisin bread with prosciutto, fig chutney, and Gorgonzola spread; fried-cod or -oyster sandwich.
Best for: A gourmet upgrade to the usual turkey sandwich; whiling away lunch hour on the sidewalk patio.
Insider tip: Read the menu before you get in the long line—you’ll be asked for your order way before you get to the front.
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