Busboys and Poets - Carroll St

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235 Carroll St NW, Washington, District Of Columbia, USA, 20012

Serves meat, vegan options available. Mulitple locations operating with a progressive mindset that promotes local businesses. Marks the vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free choices. Has vegan breakfast wrap and scramble, vegan sausage and bacon, vegan sandwiches, salads, and soups. Open Mon-Thu 8:00am-11:00pm, Fri 8:00am-12:00am, Sat 9:00am-12:00am, Sun 9:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

4 Reviews

First Review by cookiem

Favorite Local Restaurant - Edit

I frequent this place for small and large group gatherings. They serve a good variety of food for almost everyone. The vegan and vegetarian options are clearly marked. Coconut Tofu Bites (starter) is always a winner with everyone - highly recommend this. My personal favorite is the Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich (with chickpeas) - a nice comfort food.

Pros: Spacious, Wonderful selection of books, Close to Metro (train)

Cons: Service sometimes slow

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Good Place for Out of Town Guests - Edit

Busboys and Poets and Founding Farmers are really similar to me. They both have some good vegan options and nice ambiance, but are really the places I think to bring guests who aren't from DC and who perhaps also eat meat (like my family). This location in Takoma is big and my mom really loves their salads.

I will also sometimes stop by for happy hour, even without out-of-town relatives in tow. I like the vegan seitan beef sliders on their happy hour menu, as well as their selection of beers. I had my sister try the sliders (she's a vegetarian) and she wasn't really a fan. Anyway, I like them, and I also like their vegan cheesecake. This location can also be a nice place to read a book or study, and there's outdoor seating (dog-friendly) for when the weather is nice. Overall, I like this place.

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I like the limited number of things I can eat - Edit

I like Busboys for the decor, ambiance, events, and overall community presence, and the dishes I can eat there are really good. They have a number of vegan options. I am unable to eat gluten, and the issue is that they also have a good amount of gluten free dishes - but not a lot that overlap between the two categories. It would be so wonderful and inclusive if they could at least have more dishes that can be modified to adjust for people needing both.

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Classic B&P fare and feel - Edit

This location is the newest one yet of the Busboys & Poets local group of cafes that serve brekkie, brunch, lunch, dinner and some late evening vittles.

The menu is the same! Coffee with non-dairy milk, menu marked with leaves for vegan and V for vegetarian and even gluten free markings. They have plenty to choose from like pancakes, French toast, tofu scrambles, salads, fries that are sweet potato or regular or home, nachos, soup, falafel, paninis and entrées.

The bookstore and bar areas are chill, and the space for seating inside and outside is plentiful. The staff is nice and attentive. Great choice for a mixed group of diners.

Pros: Marks vegan, Almond milk lattes, Marks gluten free

Cons: Serves meat

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