Beefsteak - Foggy Bottom

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 2 reviews )

800 22nd St NW, Washington, District Of Columbia, USA, 20052

Serves meat, vegan options available. Quick service eatery with multiple DC outlets. First choose leafy greens or a grain and then add vegetables, which can be blanched if you want, and then other toppings like sprouts, seeds, nuts, etc. A few sauces are vegan. Meats are chicken and fish. Open Mon-Sun 10:30am-10:00pm.

Category: Lacto, Ovo, American, Fast food, Salad bar, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg

Reviews (2)

First Review by shineonyou

90% vegan -- best lunch place! - Edit

There is too much to say about this fantastic little lunch joint! It's what they call veggie centric. You start by selecting from an array of beautifully presented and cut raw vegetables, which are blanched, and assembly-line style you then can add your choice of grains, sauces , and crunchy/salty additional toppings. All unlimited! If that's too confusing, (it's really not, after you've done it once), you can choose a pre-set bowl instead . Among the many excellent features-- 1. You can basically get unlimited vegetables. If you do a build your own, you just keep loading it up and they never stop you :-) same thing with unlimited toppings. It's a very reasonable price. Roughly 9 dollars for a bowl. 2. The menu labels the non-vegan ingredients, and there are just a handful of them. 3. Many people (including, it seems, some of the staff, since this is the less usual option) don't realize, but you can keep your vegetables raw! The normal way, cooking them, is delicious, but always makes me feel a little heavy afterwards. In contrast, if you keep the veggies raw, you can still load up with sauces and toppings and you just feel so good and healthy after!

Pros: cheap and unlimited portions & delicious toppings , beautiful presentation of raw veggies , veggies at, almost all vegan (they label the non-vegan items)

Cons: none!

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All about vegetables - Edit

Definitely a welcome addition to the fast casual restaurant scene in DC. I'm a fan, my husband (who isn't vegetarian) is probably an even bigger fan. Definitely check it out if you're in Foggy Bottom.

Beefsteak (named after the tomato!) is the creation of Jose Andres, who is a famous Spanish-born, DC-based chef known for his high end small plates restaurants. I personally am not a big fan of paying a lot for small amounts of food, but Beefsteak is the opposite. You pay fast food-adjacent prices for a ton of food. You choose however many vegetables you want, plus a grain and sauce. It is seriously very filling!

If you like eating a ton of vegetables, this is your place. It's not a vegetarian restaurant per say (and has a few non-vegetarian ingredients), it's a VEGETABLE restaurant.

Edited June 2016 for this detail: I emailed to ask if the seasonal beefsteak tomato burger was vegan, and I received a response back confirming that is it. The mayo is Just Mayo brand and the olive oil brioche bun is vegan according to the person who emailed me back.

Pros: Unlimited vegetables in your meal, Inexpensive, Very filling

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