Kramerbooks and Afterwords café

Nestled in the heart of Dupont circle, Kramerbooks makes an excellent omelet alongside a side of your favorite book.

Toki Underground

As a vegetarian, it’s hard to come by a good vegetarian ramen. I thought Toki whipped up an excellent ramen bowl and I slurped up the delicious broth and the toothsome ramen noodles in the blink of an eye. Bonus: Delicious cocktails and a really cool interior. The walls and tables are draped with scenes and characters from Manga comics.

Amsterdam Falafel

I swear by Amsterdam Falafel and after when you eat here, you will too . Think fried, crunchy and fresh off the frier falafels and make your own pita with baba ghanoush, pickled turnips, verdant jalapeno sauce, and about twenty spicy, garlicky toppings. The flavors are really intense and cut right through the alcohol if *cough* *cough* you have been drinking. They are also open way past midnight so it’s perfect for midnight munchies.

Let’s take a closer look.

Now, even closer and all up in your face? Drool.

Khachapuri at Compass Rose

When I read online that Khachapuri was one of the best dishes offered at Compass Rose, my mind conjured images of overpriced Indian street food. Shockingly, Khachapuri is not Indian, even though it sounds very Indian. The dish actually hails from the mountainous country of Georgia and is basically an egg and cheese canoe. The Puri i.e bread is packed with ricotta, feta, and mozzarella, baked, then brought to your table piping hot, topped with a generous dollop of butter and a runny egg. The server then mixes the egg, butter, freshly ground pepper and gooey cheese in circular motions before serving. Good luck trying to not to shamelessly drool while all this is happening, I know I did. Compass rose also serves other street food from around the world and rosé and whiskey concoctions they call ambrosia.


If you are looking for a quick, wholesome and delicious lunch, pick a sandwich from SUNdeVICH’s globally inspired menu of twenty sandwiches. Best bang for your buck really, you might even have leftovers for a second meal. I got the Isfahan sandwich with spinach, mushroom, walnuts, barberry and tzatziki and gobbled it all up in one go. I will admit though I was a teeny bit disappointed that India was not represented on the around-the-world menu 🙁 We have so much to offer.

Have you been to DC before? What is your favorite restaurant? I was really looking forward to going to Khip Thao, a Laotian restaurant, didn’t get time to squeeze it in. Food-listed for the next trip 🙂