Spice Express Closes at 1025 Vermont Ave, NW – 1000 Block of Vermont Ave Becoming Kabob Row

Spice Express Indian Bistro still has locations at 1700 Pennsylvania Ave NW; 1020 19th ST NW; and 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW. The 1025 Vermont Ave, NW space will become a Grill Kabob. And as we’ve previously noted, across the street, the former Bao is becoming King of Kabob at 1018 Vermont Ave, NW.

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  • Insane. Spice Express was something I looked forward to every Friday for lunch. Really, really upset that they’re leaving that location. Grill Kabob has delicious shoes to fill.

  • Why do these types of restaurants always seem to open up competing stores at the exact same time right across the street from each other. I feel like Thai restaurants do the same time. 2 new ones will open at virtually the same time right across the street from each other. Weird. Must be just a coincidence.

  • Noooooooo! This is

    • Damn phone.

      Anyway, this is sad and tragic. Spice Express was one of my go to spots. It was a great value, they always had great vegan selections and the staff were really friendly and got you out quickly.

  • Noooooooooo. This is where I go when I treat myself to going out for lunch during the week. So sad! They always seem to have a huge line and the employees are really friendly.

    Story: I once forgot my wallet and didn’t realize it until I had my food, and they told me not to worry about it. When I returned later to pay for what I’d eaten, they laughed at me and assured me that it wasn’t a big deal. Crazy nice of them!

    They’ll be missed. 🙁

  • ugh. Used to eat there at least once a week. To call me devastated is an understatement. Loved their veggie options, even though I’m a big meat-eater.

  • Dammit! I love this place, it was such a great deal, and they were so nice, and I could have half for lunch and half for dinner.

    The kebab place, 2 in 80 feet. yeah! When that closes, will a sandwich shop open? I mean you can’t find a place that makes sandwiches around here.

  • Didn’t figure this out until yesterday when I needed a Spice Express fix! I was super disappointed :-/

  • Apparently that “Vermont Therapy” place next to King of Kabob is a brothel….

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