Fast food
Take-out only

Kiosk and kitchen making dosa to-order. Dosas are vegan and gluten-free, topped with chutney. Lassi drinks contain dairy. DC Dosa also operates booths at area markets. 2015 relocated from I St NW. Take-out only. Open Tue-Fri 11:00am-8:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-7:00pm.

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17 Reviews

First Review by cookiem


Points +1245

18 Feb 2024

Great dosas!

Great dosas, made quick in front of you. They fill it up with lots of toppings so it is very filling. Most of the menu is vegan as is.



Points +1133

12 Nov 2023

Favorite spot in Union Market

Really filling and tasty dosas, reasonable prices


Points +444

08 Jun 2023

So good - so cute!

Watching them make and prepare these incredible vegan dosa is half the experience. Highly recommend!


Points +104

12 Dec 2022

Huge and yummy dosas!

A great option for vegans in Union Market. I've gotten dosas from here several times and I've never been disappointed. They're made fresh in front of you and it's reasonably priced considering the large amount of food you get.

Pros: Large portion, Fresh


Points +503

30 Oct 2022

Tasty quick meal

Food was nice, I especially liked the mango chutney that came with the dosa. A little expensive for what you get though.


Points +274

18 Oct 2022

Underwhelming dosas, shorter hours

I am always disappointed by the dosas here - they just aren’t as good as in a traditional South Indian restaurant - smaller, and with more, and more liquid-y, fillings, so they don’t stay crispy and end up more like a crepe. I would definitely never get one to take out for that reason. The masala uttapam is the best option, in my opinion. But $14 is, frankly, not a very good deal even for one of those. Their hours are also listed as beginning at 11 am, but I tried to visit at 11:30 am within the past few weeks and was told that they wouldn’t open until noon.

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-17



Points +78

18 Sep 2022

Delicious dosa

I had the mung lentil dosa with curried potatoes and roasted veggies (plus two sauces), and it was excellent. The portion size was huge, too!

DC Dosa definitely seemed to be the best (and possibly only?) option for plant-based brunch at Union Market.

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-14

Pros: Huge portions, Speedy service, Flavorful food


Points +719

05 Mar 2022

Huge and delicious

Make your own dosa — choose outer, filling, and chutneys — you can mix and match. I had the Punjab combo and it was very good. The dosa is huge and good for two people. I checked out every vegan offering in Union Market and this one was a winning choice.

Pros: All vegan dosa menu, Speedy service, Reasonably priced


Points +689

20 Feb 2022

Filling and inexpensive

Great option in Union Market - very fast and inexpensive given the HUGE portion you get. Admittedly it wasn't the most amazing dosa and sambar that I've had, but it was still tasty


Points +333

01 Jan 2022


Get the yellow lentil dosa with curried potatoes!! So good it doesn’t need any of the sauces, the onion tamarind and coconut chutney weren’t spectacular but it really was very good even without them


Points +2325

03 Oct 2021

So good!!! Excellent Union Market option!

I was delighted by my first visit to DC Dosa in Union Market. Everything is 100% vegan. I had dosas with curry potatoes and roasted vegetables. Absolutely delicious! My lunch companion who is an omnivore who lives in Texas told me that he could hardly wait to get back to DC Dosa after trying it on his last visit to DC.

Pros: 100 Vegan, Flavorful and delicious , You can watch the dosas being made


Points +319

25 Dec 2020

Good food inside Union Market

One of the better Union Market stalls for veg folks. The basil lassi is especially good if you do dairy. Not quite as spicy as I would like but the sauces make up for it.


Points +51

21 Apr 2019


This was my first dosa ever but holy moly will it not be my last. Thank you so much for this blessed experience.


Points +74

13 Jul 2018

Great vegan meal

Dc dosa offers a lot of unique flavors. They will cook your meal right in front of you. I asked them to make me whatever they suggested because I knew I would like anything they made.

Pros: Completely vegan , Large serving , Inexpensive

Katie Le

Points +519

30 Apr 2015

Almost all-vegan!

I agree with the other reviews so won't repeat them. In sum: supremely delicious, large, all-vegan dosas. Wow! What a treat. I have only been to their Urban Market location.


Points +472

02 Nov 2014

Huge and delicious!

I went to the urban market location and had a great meal! There are different batters and fillings to choose from- I tried a lentil batter with eggplant and sweet potato filling- and then a few chutneys to put on top. The employees were super friendly in explaining the different options, and made the recommendation of the eggplant which was delicious!! And it's all vegan! Portions are huge so you may want to share- or take home for later :-)

Pros: creative and delicious food, friendly staff, all vegan!!


Points +5865

13 Apr 2014

Almost all vegan

I love this option in the Whole Foods at Foggy Bottom because it is delicious and independent!

All the dosas are vegan- the 3 dosa bases of petite yellow, multi and another option. They are all gluten free, too, using rice and lentil flour. Then you can pick your filling of potatoes, eggplant with sweet potato or cabbage with carrots. They all looked great, but the eggplant and sweet potato looked avant garde- maybe next time! The chutneys were tasty- the cilantro sesame was nice and spicy, the tomato peanut was rich and tasty . The dosas were more of a Vietnamese pancake style with the size and presentation. Dosa was a bit thick, but easier to eat because there was ample filling! Often, the filling is minimal in ratio comparison to the crepe/ dosa, so I was quite pleased.

The cook was nice and friendly, efficient too.

The mango lassi had yogurt, as does another chutney.

I really like this place and it exceeded my expectations! Yay!

Pros: Generous filling, Almost all vegan!!!

Cons: Small menu, Lassi not vegan

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