Another round of four inexpensive vegetarian dishes that taste so good you would think they would be served in the most upscale restaurants in the city.
1. Mama Chuy: This hole-in-the-wall Mexican spot has some of the tastiest and least expensive Mexican food in the city. Try their vegetarian tacos: you can choose from mushroom and spinach, squash with melted Chihuahua cheese, or poblano. The best idea is to get one of each! Be sure to add some of their fresh guacamole and housemade salsa, which comes in mild, medium or spicy. Enjoy two tacos for $4.
2. Seoul Food: It may be adjacent to a gas station, but this Korean spot is not to be missed. Get their Bibimbap, with veggies, tofu, and a sunny side up egg. You can switch up quinoa for rice, and add toppings such as kimchi, avocado, and seaweed. Savory, spicy, crunchy, silky, it has a great combination of flavor and texture.
3. We, The Pizza: This cool pizzeria has about a dozen pizzas offered by the slice for just $4. The Forest Shroomin’ Pie is the best, with loads of mushrooms, truffles, thyme, and two kinds of cheese. Wash it down with one of Spike Mendelsohn’s housemade sodas.
4. Olive Lounge: Takoma Park’s favorite Middle Eastern restaurant serves good quality, authentic food which includes salads, spinach pie, and falafel. The mezze platter gives you a great sampling of the restaurant’s best, with hummus, falafel, grape leaves, tabbouleh, pita, eggplant dip, and an earthy olive dip.
Read these articles for Vegetarian Cheap Eats I, II, and III: