Casual, vegan Israeli cuisine eatery. Opened May 2016. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Take-out, Middle Eastern

62 Reviews

First Review by lazylimabean

Dining, reinvented. Unmissable. - Edit

Chirpy staff.
Food is a cut above.

Shouk is a fresh new love affair with food you have to experience. The dining area is super cosy bench tables and pleasant aerie window seats. The tap beers are great.

I wish they were in every city.

Pros: Delicious, Delicious, Delicious

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Amazing! - Edit

Brought my family here on our vacation to Washington DC. After walking in the frigid wind all day, this cosy fast casual restaurant was like heaven on earth. The food was so delicious, especially the Shouk burger is a must try! A perfect combination of crunchy and soft and so many flavors. I beg you to visit and order it!!
Also, the woman who took our order was so friendly so that was a definite plus.

Pros: Amazing food, Friendly staff, Good atmosphere

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Great Eats Near the Convention Center - Edit

Wow. Just wow. Thoroughly enjoyed our food (including my non-plant-based boss!). Picked Middle Eastern because it is usually friendly to veg and non-beef and stumbled on Shouk. Couldn’t be happier to have done so. Our food was tasty and we told our whole group about it when we got back to the convention center. Only downside is there’s not much seating, so be ready to takeout if it’s too cold for the patio.

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perfect! 30+ visits! my favorite eatery on the east coast! - Edit

from kitchen to staff to decor, an all-around hit! (i'm a non-dc resident w/ over 30 visits). would love to see shouk spread nationwide!

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Definitely the best vegan option in DC... - Edit

Pleasant open-market atmosphere with great foot-tapping music.

Excellent healthy plant-based whole-food options and equally good service that was personable, knowledgeable, and fast. The gentleman who took my order remembered my name four days later on my second visit. And the gal who took my order the second visit did the same as I departed. Impressive!

On two separate visits, I enjoyed the Mushroom Pita, Cauliflower Bowl, Chopped Salad, Beet Salad, and the Hummus. The family loved the Shouk Burger and the Breakfast Pita. Everyone left very satisfied and full.

And they are environmentally friendly with all consumables being compostable.

Favorite casual dining in Washington DC. Wish they had one in Vancouver Washington.

Pros: Atmosphere, Service, Food

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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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