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  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 3 reviews )
Contact 202-853-9821

2106 18th St NW, Washington, District Of Columbia, USA, 20009

Serves meat, vegan options available. Ethiopian cuisine where you will find noted vegan dishes, including shiro wot (chickpea-based sauce), gomen (collard greens), misser wot (spicy lentils), a beet dish, mushroom wot, and timatem (tomato salad). Could get a veggie combo plate. Open Mon-Sun 12:00am-11:00am, Mon-Sun 11:00am-12:00am.

Category: Ethiopian, African, Non-veg

Reviews (3)

First Review by kcontini

Vegan ease in dining - Edit

Sometimes at Ethiopian restaurants you have to ask about the food being vegan - butter is a likely ingredient for some vegetarian dishes. Here, it's easy. There is vegan food all over the veg section - it's currently all vegan! Cool.

So, then, what to do? If you have a fav, go for it, if not, umm, get the sampler. If you are hungry, you will eat it all, if you are not, well, share. Also, remember, it comes with enjera- they have gluten free if you ask, but it costs more. The food here is good, very flavorful and well presented.

Try an appetizer if you're starving, but be patient, the food will come quickly. Lentil soup or pastry/ salad? Entrees include green beans, cabbage, shiro/ chickpea puree, kik alicha/ yellow split pleas, a salad, collards and spicy lentils. Yum. It's good food and satisfyingly filling.

Pros: Veg items are vegan

Cons: A bit pricey

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Stand-out Ethiopian with lots of vegan options (Adams Morgan) - Edit

I love Ethiopian food, and DC has a ton of great Ethiopian food. But this place stands out from the others. Everything is very fresh (not oily) and perfectly spiced. The menu is vegan-heavy with vegan options clearly marked. I'm attaching a picture of the basic menu but they also sometimes have vegan items not listed here (beets, mushrooms, etc.) I was so sad when Meskerem closed and am thrilled to welcome this place to the neighborhood.

I would give this place five stars but HappyCow limits you to four stars for non-veg restaurants, which makes sense. Given how vegan-heavy the menu already is, I have a dream that if we flood the restaurant with vegans, we could convince them to go vegan...

The restaurant is currently BYOB which is awesome because there are plenty of liquor stores nearby and bringing your own is so much more economical.

Updated from previous review on 2016-07-13

Pros: vegan options clearly marked, delicious food, excellent service

Cons: BYOB (is that a con?)

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