01-16-2008, 12:12 PM
I am going up to DC at the end of January...does anyone know of any raw restaurants/eateries?
01-18-2008, 11:09 PM
I visited DC in August 2007. I couldn't find any raw restaurants, but you can get very good salads at:
- Java Green Cafe
1020 19th St N.W.
This is the best choice, as the food is organic.
- SoHo Cafe & Market
These are dotted all over the city. Buffet style, lots of fresh veggies but probably not organic.
I didn't make it to Everlasting Life on Georgia Ave.
I did eat at Soul Vegetarian, also on Georgia Ave, but it isn't raw and frankly it was just a buffet of overcooked vegan 'stuff'.
Hope others can offer better suggestions!
01-19-2008, 12:35 AM
javagreen is your best, and pretty much only bet at this point. everlasting life has a few raw things but i think alot of their salads, though served cold, are not really raw. there are a couple, like probably the kale, the raw chop suey, and maybe a few others, and the prices are decent, but its probly not worth the trip up georgia avenue just to go there. i would stick with javagreen; they have smoothies, juices and salads, and the place is all vegetarian so u know youre not getting any meat cross-contamination...
ALSO, there is a whole foods on p st nw, in between 14th and 15th. they jsut have the standard salad bar and maybe 1 or 2 raw salads other than greens (marinated kale salad, etc); you can also get tubs of fresh guac and salsa there...but there IS a reason we call it "whole paycheck" instead of whole foods. the whole foods is good for you to know about though because you can get organic there
FINALLY there is a group of rawbies trying to open a coop restaurant up 18th street but this is only just in the works and theres nothing there yet
the only other place in the area there is a raw type restaurant is just outside of dc in mt rainier md; take rhode island avenue eastbound and just after you cross eastern ave, which divides dc and maryland, take a left up 34th street at the roundabout. 34th street is about where the 9 woudl be on a clockface. there is a little shop a block up there called a quest for fresh but i think its only open 2 days a week and while their menu looks decent, its nothing you couldnt make a lot cheaper yourself. BETTER YET, STEP INTO THE GLUT FOOD COOP NEXT DOOR. THIS PLACE ROCKS!!! MY FAVORITE STORE EVER. BOY DO I MISS GLUT SINCE MOVING TO SEATTLE.... its not a membership coop; anyone can go there and get the same prices. organic medjool dates for like 6.50 a pound, apples (not org) for .93 a pound all the time; they are supplied by the same companies as whole foods are for their greens and some veggies, but the price is usually way less. also, avocados, while no longer cheap, are gonna be cheaper here than at whole foods. yeah, glut ROCKS if you happen to be up that way.
YOUR BEST BET, too is you might want to check out the northern virginia raw foods meetup group and see if by any chance theres gonna be a potluck when youre in town. their potlucks are awesome.
01-22-2008, 10:08 AM
Thank you so much for the help! I am leaving Saturday and feel MUCH better knowing that there are a few locations that can help out--atleast I won't go hungry!
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