DC: Street food?

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2014/01/13 15:36:34 (permalink)

DC: Street food?

For those of you that haven't seen my other reports, every year a group of my friends goes on a "Death March".  We pick a city (previously NYC, SF, Chicago, and Boston), and walk our way through the city on a ~20 mile route, trying to enjoy as many food places as possible.
 
The key here is timing: any time you spend in line or eating is time not spent walking, so I'm looking for funky, must-hit places that don't have crazy long lines and preferably give you food to go.  A few sit-down places are good, and a sit-down breakfast place is actually a good way to meet up and start (we're nominally starting at Takoma Metro).
 
Here's the route so far, although it can be bent and twisted to meet our needs: http://goo.gl/DQnFzk
 
So far, the route passes by Amsterdam Falafel and Super Taco.  And depending on the day/time, some food truck action by Dupont Circle.
 
Recommendations? 
 
(Oh, and once we pick a date, Roadfooders are welcome to come.  We had several RF folks on the Boston March)
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    mikeam
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    Re:DC: Street food? 2014/01/13 16:59:01 (permalink)
    Stop N is pretty close to the Maine Avenue fish market one of my favorite places in DC.
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    Re:DC: Street food? 2014/01/13 17:54:41 (permalink)
    Off your path, but just in case the mood strikes you: Ravi Kabob House in Arlington (Ballston). The best chickpeas ever.
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    Re:DC: Street food? 2014/01/13 19:33:50 (permalink)
    Oh, I know Ravi Kabob... but it is off the route.  May pick it up as a side trip on another day.
     
    Maine Avenue Fish Market:  I've bought fish there, but never food.  Efficient for takeout?  May be able to work that one in.  :)
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    Re:DC: Street food? 2014/01/14 08:55:27 (permalink)
    Not funky but really delicious!  They have a calendar which tells you their times and locations each day.  This is not a cheap stop but it is our favorite food truck in DC.      http://www.redhooklobsterdc.com/menu/
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    Re:DC: Street food? 2014/01/14 09:37:16 (permalink)
    Ben's Chili Bowl.
     
    Oh, I see it's already on your route.
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    Re:DC: Street food? 2014/01/14 10:57:33 (permalink)
    Wow, very impressive itinerary!
    A suggestion -- 2 Amys for great pizza -- which would involve a slight route alteration --
    Between points B and C, at Macomb St NW and 36th St NW, go approx 1/1/2 blocks west on Macomb St NW (across Wisconsin Ave.) to 2 Amys:
    2 Amys
    3715 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC
    (202) 885-5700
    2amyspizza.com
    You then go back to Wisconsin and continue to point C.
     
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    Re:DC: Street food? 2014/01/14 11:17:45 (permalink)
    kaszeta

    Oh, I know Ravi Kabob... but it is off the route.  May pick it up as a side trip on another day.

    Maine Avenue Fish Market:  I've bought fish there, but never food.  Efficient for takeout?  May be able to work that one in.  :)


    Yes very good for takeout. Several places have prepared food for sale. Jimmy's Grill does full platters with sides and has great lemonade and deserts.
     

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    Re:DC: Street food? 2014/01/14 14:17:13 (permalink)
    Ivyhouse

    Wow, very impressive itinerary!
    A suggestion -- 2 Amys for great pizza -- which would involve a slight route alteration --
    Between points B and C, at Macomb St NW and 36th St NW, go approx 1/1/2 blocks west on Macomb St NW (across Wisconsin Ave.) to 2 Amys:
    2 Amys
    3715 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC
    (202) 885-5700
    2amyspizza.com
    You then go back to Wisconsin and continue to point C.

    Thanks.  We'll be wanting a spot around then, although they probably won't be open (if so, they'll just have opened).  Still, food for thought.
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    Re:DC: Street food? 2014/01/14 14:18:00 (permalink)
    I'll add Maine Avenue to the itinerary, since that's a short enough detour.  If we are running behind (often a problem) then we'll cut that out.
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    Re:DC: Street food? 2014/01/14 14:20:48 (permalink)
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    Ben's Chili Bowl.

     
    Yeah, I'm hoping that our ~2pm arrival time makes the line short.
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    Re:DC: Street food? 2014/03/16 17:43:16 (permalink)
    Bumping this thread to see if anyone else has suggestions.
    If anyone wants to join our march on April 26th, send me a private message and I'll get details to you.
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    Re:DC: Street food? 2014/03/18 10:13:49 (permalink)
    jomackiewicz

    Off your path, but just in case the mood strikes you: Ravi Kabob House in Arlington (Ballston). The best chickpeas ever.

    I'll second the recommendation of Ravi Kabob in Arlington. There are a lot of kabob places in the DC area, but Ravi is as good as any.
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    Re:DC: Street food? 2014/03/18 10:35:23 (permalink)
    That all looks so nice -- wish we could go to that, but we'll probably be catching up on all the places we couldn't go because of the ever-present snow here since January! I'll enquire, though, because my other half can walk for MILES.
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