Founding Farmers: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012


A healthy start at Founding Farmers: the veggie-loaded egg-white omelet. Photography by Scott Suchman

About Founding Farmers


1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
NW Northwest Dr
Silver Spring, MD

Who’d have thought ten years ago that Washington’s power elite
would gather for morning meetings at a farm-to-table restaurant with a
name so folksy and earnest it sounds like a parody? Yet you’re likely to
spot a few boldface names digging into stacks of blueberry pancakes or
brioche French toast with brandied crème anglaise. Lighter fare includes
the satisfying Drag Through the Garden, a vegetable-packed egg-white
omelet with cheddar, and a yogurt parfait with oats, nuts, and whatever
fruit is in season. The Potomac location may not boast many heavy hitters,
but in warmer weather you can dine on a patio festooned with flowers and
herbs. Monday through Friday 7 to 11 am, Saturday and Sunday 9 to 2 (DC)
and 9 to 1 (Potomac).

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.