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Washington, DC, USA
There's often a line at this food truck (they also go to Maryland and Virginia) but their super-fresh lobster rolls are worth the wait. Go either Connecticut-style (warm and buttery) or Maine-style (chilled with homemade lemon-based mayo) with a...
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13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
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Though you might think it's a Ringling Bros. circus or carnival truck, one of DC's first food trucks whips out some seriously delicious and hearty meals from the regions of Benethiopia and Merlindia. From the Ethiopian menu, go for the spicy beef...
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1339 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
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Dangerously Delicious Pies was the first DC restaurant to spawn a food truck. Renamed The Pie Truck, one can score some sweet slices such as Apple, Peach, and their signature Baltimore Bomb (vanilla chess pie topped with berger cookies, a...
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As one of the first to appear on the DC scene, this well-known food truck guarantees freshly baked thin-crust pies with homemade sauce and freshly grated cheeses served to you in under 10 minutes (I was told 8 minutes and they were spot on). Their...
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1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
DC's first and only food truck offering mouth-watering deep fried pork, beef, chicken, and vegetarian empanadas. The "Traditional" with shredded beef, Spanish olives, roasted peppers, onions, and cilantro is a top seller, but unique fillings...
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Co-owners Brian Farrell and chef Malik Umar, serves housemade sauces over freshly made-from-scratch pasta noodles like spaghetti, fettuccine, and lasagna. The "Linda" (traditional lasagna with beef) and the "Giuseppe" (black truffle lasagna with...
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839 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
If you're in the mood for healthy meatlessness, this bright orange truck dishes out some stellar falafel sandwiches and platters with hummus and pickled cabbage. Crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. Other Middle Eastern delights like...
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1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
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Inspired by the west coast craze, owner Mike Lenard created DC's first food truck devoted to the Korean BBQ taco. These "taKos" feature trademark seasoned meats including Korean-style buigogi beef, tangy chicken, or caramelized tofu all topped...
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839 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Founded by longtime friends Daniel Diaz and Louie Hankins, Rito Loco serves up filling burritos that incorporate Cuban, Spanish, and soul-food elements. Their idea originated from a barbecue in which Diaz mixed his homemade BBQ sauce with leftover...
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600 Maryland Ave SW # 3000, Washington, DC 20024, USA
What started off as only one truck by owner Steve Hanifi, now there are five, making Tasty Kabob DC's largest food truck fleet. Often seen around L'Enfant Plaza, Franklin Square, Farragut Square, and in Rosslyn, VA, each truck serves up generous,...
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Washington, DC 20024, USA
The owner of this food truck told my brother that the beef kofta he makes is the best in the city. Wanting to test his claim and having already had a falafel gyro at another food truck, I ignored my full stomach and ordered one. You know what, he...
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600 Maryland Ave SW # 3000, Washington, DC 20024, USA
Peruvian-born brothers Giuseppe and Mario Lanzone showcase the authentic Andean-Spanish-Afro-Peruvian and Asian influences of "Comida Criolla" cuisine to DC streets. Influenced by family recipes from their childhood days in the La Punta region as...
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2117 E St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
Originally hailing from New Orleans, owner Lloyd Blanchard brings the flavors of his Big Easy childhood days to the District. Look out for the vibrant and funky multi-colored truck serving up Cajun and Creole classics like étouffée, gumbo, red...
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Founded by owner/chef Alex Tsamouras, Feelin' Crabby brings the local tradition of blue crab seasoned with Old Bay to the DC area lunch scene. Crab (and lobster) sandwiches, sliders, and salads comprise the offerings. Taste the specialty Crabwich...
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2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
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When the red-meat craving hits, there’s one place that satisfies the need for a juicy fix: Burger Tap and Shake, otherwise simply known as BTS. BTS offers a great selection of burgers made from locally sourced beef that is freshly ground on...
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1428 H St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
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Want a place to grab a great, I mean really great, sandwich instead of a hotdog from a food truck? Then look no further than WTF. The acronym stands for Woodward Takeout Food, not that other phrase you most likely had in mind, you naughty person....
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1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
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At the booths of Union Market, a massive shopping hall, vendors sell made-from-scratch biscuits, Chesapeake Bay oysters, and reclaimed-wood furniture like that of your favorite boutique hotel. Save time for a rare art film at the new Angelika...
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210 2nd St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
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Le Bon Café is a teeny neighborhood cafe located in the shadow of the Capitol and surrounding landmarks like the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court. The café’s menu is short—pastries and breakfast sandwiches in the morning, and soups,...
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809 12th St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
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Since 1990, this H Street Corridor seafood shack has served some of the best and freshest fried fish sandwiches in the District. While a standard sandwich holds four filets of whiting, serious eaters go for the "Jumbo" - six pieces of whiting,...
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746 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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I don’t get down to the Penn Quarter/Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. very often, but the last couple times I’ve been, it’s been well past my regular dinner hour and I was hungry! Being of Chinese descent, I am ordinarily very picky...
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2721, 1665 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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The Bean Counter is a locally owned café in the heart of Georgetown. This small, cozy eatery with chartreuse walls is a neighborhood favorite. Stop by for a quick breakfast or come for lunch, when you'll find a nice selection of soups, salads, and...
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1211 Potomac St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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Luke's in Georgetown has a divine combo perfect for indulging your inner kid. Noah's Ark lets you try a half of each of their famous shrimp, crab, and lobster rolls. Local tip: Get takeout on a sunny day and walk it down to the Georgetown...
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1317 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
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DGS Delicatessen opened around the time I travelled to Israel. After two weeks of eating real Jewish food, I was curious to find out how DGS would compare, especially since it’s just about the only Jewish deli in downtown D.C. I am happy to say...
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5804, 1400 I St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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If you go to the Valero gas station at the corner of 14th and U St. NW, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise when you enter the adjacent store. There is food and drink for sale, but not your typical U.S. gas station fare—no chips or Slim Jims or...