Celebrity Spotting: Stevie Wonder Eats Vegan in Washington

The music legend dined on "chick-un" at Takoma's Evolve.

Stevie Wonder and Evolve owner Dr. Baruch. Photograph courtesy of Evolve.

Here’s one big vote cast for “wheat meats.” Music legend Stevie Wonder made a surprise drop-in at Takoma’s Evolve Vegan Restaurant for dinner on Tuesday. The singer was in Washington to meet with the Federal Communications Commission.

Wonder and his dining companions sampled from the menu’s lineup of vegan soul food, including mac and “cheese,” collards, yams, slaw, couscous, and Southern-fried “chick-un.” Owner Baruch Ben-Yehudah says the plates came back clean, including a dessert of German chocolate cake.

Wonder has been know to stop off for meatless fare, visiting Baltimore’s Land of Kush earlier this year. Maybe next time he’ll leave Washington with a sweet sendoff from vegan bakery Sticky Fingers.

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.