Cheap Eats 2018: Sardi’s

Rotisserie chickens at Sardi’s. Photograph by Scott Suchman


These 12 Peruvian chicken houses feel like fast-food joints, with their plastic trays and packaged sauces, and move with the efficiency of them, too. The constant line of customers is part of the reason the Peruvian chicken here is the area’s best—the birds never have the chance to sit around and dry out over their open flame. Also good: Plantains; alfajores cookies.

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.