I went to Pansaari in Dupont yesterday and was thinking it’s kind of an undiscovered gem.
It has the best chai in DC (maybe the best outside of India) made to order with a ton of fresh spices and ginger.
Food is very good too – very high quality, farm-to-table and authentic. There was someone in there yesterday freaking out because the owner had made some dish he hadn’t had since he lived in India. They sell spices too.
And the space is super beautiful. They took the old Chaos space and transformed it from basement dance club to bright, beautiful chai hideaway. (Chaidaway?) Lots of beautiful painted tile on the walls and a huge, inlaid marble chai bar.
Anyway, I don’t work there or anything but think it’s awesome and I think more people should know about it.”