Cheap Eats 2018: Afghan Bistro

Afghan Bistro’s leek dumplings. Photograph by Scott Suchman

About Afghan Bistro

8081 Alban Rd
Springfield, VA 22150

There are a couple ways to go at this dining room devoted to Kabul-born owner Omar Masroor’s family recipes: tackle the menu small-plates-style, dabbling in salads and yogurt-topped dumplings, or satisfy your appetite with a single dish, exploring the complexities of, say, a velvetylawaan stew or even a lentil soup. Also good: Hot mazza assortment; lamb chops.

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.

Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.