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3 Awesome Local Lunch Spots in Washington DC! Shaw, Chinatown, Penn Quarter


Mount Vernon Square

Specializing in gourmet sandwiches inspired by different cities around the world, Sundevich is a go-to for a quick bite. Located near Blagden Alley, it's easy to walk over to Seylou Bakery and Mill and grab a latte or matcha for an afternoon pick-me-up! From the ‘Athens’, which features grilled lamb and fresh vegetables, to the ‘Paris’ with eggs, ham, and gruyere, Sundevich has a multitude of options to pick from. Personal favorites include ‘Rome’ and ‘Havana’!



If you’re short on time but still want a hearty meal, Foxtrot is your best bet. With multiple locations around D.C., this is a well-known favorite. Breakfast tacos, salads, and bowls are just a few of the options on their menu. They also have a full selection of ready-to-go sandwiches and meals, as well as a coffee bar! Personal favorites include the Chicken Noodle Soup and Falafel Wrap!


Penn Quarter

This tea house not only provides a multitude of organic teas if you’re looking for an alternative for coffee but offers a full menu just in time for lunch. All day breakfast, big dishes and sandwiches highlight a few of the ranging lunch selections. Teaism also provides bento boxes, perfect for if you’re in a

rush. If you aren’t in a rush, there is a lovely seating area where you can enjoy your meal while sipping your tea. Personal favorites include the Grilled Salmon Bento Box, Tea Cured Salmon Hand roll Bento Box, and Ochazuke!


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