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4 top options for low-priced vegetarian eats in Washington

4 top options for low-priced vegetarian eats in Washington
Falafel Inc | Photo: Deepika R./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 08, 2020.

Looking to satisfy your appetite for vegetarian fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable vegetarian restaurants around Washington, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.

1. Falafel Inc

photo: eugina n./yelp

Topping the list is Falafel Inc. Located at 1210 Potomac St. NW in Georgetown, it is the highest-rated inexpensive vegetarian restaurant in Washington, boasting five stars out of 537 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Charles A., who reviewed Falafel Inc on May 30, wrote, "Falafel and za'atar fries were amazing. And what a great value."

Hal R. noted, "This is one of the best cheap options in Washington, especially considering it is in Georgetown. A $3 sandwich and a $4 bowl are hard to beat. The falafel bowls come with plenty of falafel and greens. A single bowl certainly suffices as a meal, but two is not unreasonable and likely won't leave you feeling excessively full."

2. Calabash Tea & Tonic

photo: john b./yelp

Next up is Shaw's Calabash Tea & Tonic, situated at 1847 Seventh St. NW. With five stars out of 479 reviews on Yelp, it has proved to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option. 

The site has lots more information on Calabash Tea & Tonic.

"The seed for Calabash was planted two doors from the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, N.Y., with the opening of Pyramid Tea & Herbal in 1976," the business notes on its Yelp profile. "As the counter help at Pyramid, her parents' health food shop and juice bar, Sunyatta trained as a fifth generation master herbalist and later as a naturopath, learning the medicinal value of global teas, foods and spices."

In terms of signature items, "Healing tea blends, pour-over coffee, herbal tonic shots, delectable kombucha on tap," it notes on Yelp. "Brunch served all day: exotic vegetarian cuisine, Jamaican patties, soups and gluten-free options. Vegan desserts."

3. sweetgreen

photo: sweetgreen/yelp

Logan Circle's outpost of the national chain sweetgreen, located at 1471 P St. NW, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced vegetarian spot four stars out of 191 reviews. 

If you're curious for more, we found these details about sweetgreen.

"After graduating from Georgetown in 2007, Jonathan Neman, Nicolas Jammet and Nathaniel Ru started sweetgreen to support local farmers and to make healthy eating fun and delicious," according to the business's Yelp profile. "Our strong food ethos, commitment to impact and investment in local communities has enabled sweetgreen to grow into a national brand."

In terms of signature items, "Fresh salads, plates and grain bowls available for pickup and delivery every day, made in-house from scratch, using whole produce delivered that morning," it notes on Yelp.

4. Amsterdam Falafelshop

photo: kristine b./yelp

Amsterdam Falafelshop is another budget-friendly go-to, with four stars out of 85 Yelp reviews. Head over to 429 L'Enfant Plaza, Suite 420, in Southwest to see for yourself. The site can tell you a thing or two more about Amsterdam Falafel.

"This is the third Amsterdam Falafelshop in D.C.," the business says on its Yelp profile.

Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "Top-it-yourself falafel, shawarma and delicious organic chicken," it states on Yelp. "We also specialize in catering. Twenty-two different sauces and salads to make your experience amazing."


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