57 Reviews

First Review by lazylimabean

Excellent - Edit

Great hummus and cauliflower pita was both delicious and filling.

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The best - Edit

This place is delicious. Pitas, bowls, burgers, salads, fries... everything is interesting, delicious, and vegan!! My favorite is the breakfast pita. Couldn’t recommend this place enough!

Pros: Great food, Nice staff, Good atmosphere

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Amazing - Edit

I love this place. It is a vegans dream. Everything is delicious and everything has its own special flavor.
I’ll go out of my way for Shouk. Yum!

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Amazing - Edit

Cauliflower pita was delicious! I'd come back just for that. My husband really enjoyed his fennel pita. The plaintain fries were great too. I liked that even though it was a fast casual restaurant, they had tap beer and wine on the menu. Overall wonderful vegan experience.

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ALL TIME FAVORITE - Edit

100% vegan place in dc!
They make everything by themselves, including the Pita Bread. Love love love this place .
The owner is sooo nice

Pros: cashew labaneh, cauliflower majadrah, lentil soup

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Great Vegan Option - Edit

OMG... the fennel pita and the chickpea pita were unlike anything I’ve ever had before...so tasty...I will be back to try others. And the sweet potato fries were the best I ever had...and I am a sweet potato fry snob!!!!

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Good option for a quick bite - Edit

good food. limited seating. good option for a quick bite to eat.

Cons: moderately priced

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awesome! - Edit

Just hit up Shouk and had the burger. It was awesome! Maybe best vegan burger I've had. Also, like most vegan places, the store had a great energy and friendly staff. Can't wait to go back and try other stiff!

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So good! - Edit

The food is simple but delicious. The kind of food that you put in your mouth and feels a "wow". We got the hamburger, the lentil soup and the mushroom pita and all were amazing! For the road we got the polenta fries, which were too salty to the point of being inedible, and the cookie which was moist and awesome! The service was fast, sweet and warm. The cashier knew we were out of town, since everyone that are from the DC area eat there once and become a regular. I believe her.

Pros: Delicious, Cheap, Warm and welcoming service

Cons: Polenta fries too salty., Only one dessert option

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Excellent - Edit

The people who work here are awesome, and the food is great. Cauliflower pita is top notch. Must stop every time I’m in DC.

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Shouk does it right, again and again! - Edit

From the moment you enter Shouk, you find a clean, welcoming oasis for a vegan feast or snack (take your pick).

The food is fresh and leaves a good feeling in one's stomach during the meal and long after.

Don't miss the great harissa hot sauce and lentil soup to accompany any meal.

My only regret is that they do not accept tips. In fact, the cashier put my cash tip back in my pocket when I tried leaving a currency tip on the counter.

Be ready to pay by credit or debit card. No cash is handled here.

Pros: Great food, Great energy, Friendly and efficient staff

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Excelent! - Edit

Tasty food! All vegan:D

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A Wonderful Vegan Eatery - Edit

Exotic Middle-Eastern food beautifully prepared. A nice variety of preparations. The "burger" is unbelievable! Friendly service.

Pros: Wonderful, exotic food with good options., Nice, friendly staff., Best vegan burger in town.

Cons: Wish their dining stools had backs!, Beverages could be better.

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Delicious Middle Eastern with a Modern Twist - Edit

The excellent reviews of this restaurant brought me here. When I walked in, I had a great feeling about this place. The decor is super cool, with wooden shelves showcasing various sauces and spices against the brick walls, and clean and sturdy wooden tables.

The staff was friendly and helpful. I ordered the Shouk burger and polenta fries. The veg burger was substantial, but I was quite hungry, and enjoyed every bite. The polenta fries were unusual, with a wonderful taste of rosemary and other spices.

For a quick, inexpensive lunch DC, this is a wonderful option.

Pros: Wonderful decor, Excellent food, Excellent service

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So good - Edit

Love hummus? Pita sandwiches? Rosemary lemonade?
You'll love this place.

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So tasty and great service! - Edit

The burger and sweet potato fries were amazing! The chocolate chip cookies were mouth watering. The two staff members I interacted with were incredibly nice and helpful. Must stop in if you're in DC!

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Best burger, and so much more - Edit

Shouk is a gem. If you are a vegan visiting DC, put it on your "must-visit" list! The food is delicious and original, and portions are very generous. The place is well designed, and service is superb.

Pros: excellent food, good value, friendly staff and attractive space

Cons: None!

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Burger was great! - Edit

I was in DC for a few days and glad this place was within walking distance of my hotel. I got the burger (no bun - over greens) and it was great! Super filling and flavorful. The sauces it came with were great too.

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I need this place in CA - Edit

I'm in D.C. For 5 days and I have eaten at Shouk 6 times. It's that good

The burgers are famous (and delicious) but my favorite thing is the breakfast pita.

Only thing I can not recommend is the drinks. I tried each separately and combined and I just did not like it.

Super cool atmosphere and fun and informative staff.

Hey Shouk how about a San Francisco location???

Pros: insanely delicious , great staff, fun vide

Cons: house made drinks, somewhat spendy, too far from my home

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Tasty, filling, friendly, and mostly healthy - Edit

True to its name, Shouk is a lively place full of flavors and colors. It does a well-conceived balancing act between comfort food and health consciousness. Fries with that? Yes, but choose polenta fries or sweet potato fries. And there are three interesting salad options.

Shouk is not a falafel joint: the offerings are creative and multicultural, though inspired by the Middle East. If you're into spicy, try the harissa.

Service was exceptionally warm and friendly.

Enjoy!

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Great Flavourful Food - Edit

Love the food here. The Shouk Burger is my favourite, they know how to balance flavours very well. Everything I have tried here tastes fresh and delicious. Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere.

Pros: Delish food, relaxed venue

Cons: more seating needed

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Consistently Delicious & Healthy Vegan Fare - Edit

Have been to Shouk about half a dozen times and find it consistently delicious - with great staff and excellent healthy vegan fare.

It's about a three minute walk from the D.C. Convention Center - so definitely worth the walk if you're at a conference.

My favorite dish is the Breakfast Pita - which is a veggie omelette (from chickpea flower), Israeli salad, and crushed avocado. It's superb! All of the pita dishes can be served over rice and lentils (mujadra), if you want to lessen the gluten or carbs of eating pita.

We love the polenta fries. The sweet potato fries are good too.

There's not a lot of places to sit - so you might want to come early during rush times, or have someone grab seats while you order. There's outdoor seating too when the weather is nice. Parking is a drag too - but it's close the the Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro Stop.

Staff are very friendly and give the restaurant a great vibe.

Pros: Close to Convention Center & Verizon Center, lots of delicious options , non-bread options (mujadra bowls)

Cons: not many seats, not a lot of parking

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Must Try - Edit

I stopped here when in DC for the weekend. The reviews were all positive and I wasn't disappointed! The few tables inside were full but there was plenty of seating outside.

The staff was friendly and helpful and our food was ready quickly. I didn't care much for the fries but the rest of the food was fantastic.

If you're Vegan and in DC, you should stop by!

Pros: Friendly Staff, Great Food

Cons: Limited indoor seating

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Delicious street food - Edit

Shouk offers a pretty wide selection of pitas, salads and burgers at reasonable prices. Ordered a mushroom pita and it was delicious! Even my non-vegan friends were impressed by how good the food was. One of them even said he was going to bring his colleagues there for lunch next time.

The place also had a good vibe to it.

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seriously delicious - Edit

This place was great! My burger made of 21different plant based ingredients (and no soy) was seriously delicious and my friend liked her black bean pita. We also enjoyed the rosemary infused lemonade. Cant wait to go back!

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I'm craving it - Edit

Highly recommend the mushroom pita. Also had the black bean pita, would not recommend. Nice outdoor seating. Only takes cash. Friendly staff. Counter service. Good pickles.

Pros: Excellent Food., Outdoor Seating, Friendly Staff

Cons: Only Takes Cash

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Great dinner - Edit

I've been vegan 4 months now. Dining here was a refreshing experience, especially considering that I live in small town Indiana (not a hotbed of plant-based dining). The bean pita was moderately spicy... Leading me to wish that I ordered 2 beers for myself at the counter! I love fried polenta, but the only other place that I've found them were at Fogo... Not quite vegan friendly! Service was excellent; overall, a nice dining adventure!

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