1701 6th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to shout out a new little mom and pop place in Shaw named Earth Grocery. The store is replacing DC Shawarma. It’s is a new mini grocery store, owned by a sweet family who just moved into the area. They have local produce and quick grocery items andddd also have salads, sandwiches and said to be serving Ethiopian coffee and food in the near future.” Read More


Thanks to K. and A. for sending: “Seems like Bistro Bites has now been rebranded as Veganesha. Same management and ownership. But it’s now a vegetarian South Indian restaurant (with chai!) and no longer has Western style crêpes.”

Check out the menu: Read More


12th and H Street, NE via Slutty Vegan ATL

Thanks to Chris and everyone else who sent the big news: “Slutty Vegan coming to DC…. I’ve had a couple of the burgers in Atlanta, very good….”

Slutty Vegan ATL posted yesterday:

“THEE BREAKING NEWS you’ve all been waiting for… SLUTTY VEGAN DC! DC!!! Here we come!!! 12th & H Street!!!” Read More


photo by Rey Lopez

From a press release:

“DC Vegan, Washington’s premier plant-based Botanical Bar, Delicatessen, Vegan Cheese Shop and beloved Full-Service Caterer, is celebrating the New Year by rolling out a new Italian-American dinner menu (with full dinner service) to meet the growing demand for dining-in customers. The new menu is available after 4pm in the Botanical Bar, with its romantic and nature-inspired decor, one-of-a-kind botanical-themed cocktails, Zero Proof cocktails, local craft beer and vegan wines – and also in the deli. Read More


Photos courtesy of Bandit Cheese

From a press release:

DC Vegan, Washington’s premier plant-based, Botanical Bar, Delicatessen and full-service Caterer, is expanding its offerings. This month, DC Vegan will feature a new “Cheese Shop” in addition to rolling out new and delicious Italian-American entrees for dinner service, courtesy of Executive Chef Marquis.

The Cheese Shop, located in the deli on the second floor of the Dupont Circle-area restaurant, offers an array of artisanal vegan cheeses. From Sun Dried Tomato & Herb Fromage by Rebel Cheese to Truffle Hound by Reine Cuisine and creamy Mozz Wedges and Double Cream Brie by Bandit, The Cheese Shop will offer an array of premier cheeses from across the country. Read More

photo by KingoftheHill.

“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering if you could ask Popville readers for suggestions for a Thai restaurant that makes vegan curries (specifically green curry). For the past ten years I have been eating at the same Thai restaurant in DC thinking that the vegan green curry they made was actually vegan and found out that there is shrimp paste in the curry. Has anyone found a Thai restaurant that can make curry without shrimp paste? It is my favorite meal and really desperate for a replacement go-to Thai spot.”

Another reader asked more generally: “My go to thai spot on h street closed. Any recommendations for Thai in SE?”

Ed. Note: Discussion about best Thai food in general from 2019 here.


406 H Street, NE

Update from Fare Well:

“Let the brand merge begin! Welcome Sticky Fingers Diner to the H St. NE family. Farewell to Eat Fare Well, in name only.”

“Dear PoPville,

I just walked by the space formerly occupied by Fare Well, the vegan diner located at 406 H St NE. I noticed that the Fare Well signage has been removed and replaced with Sticky Fingers signage. I know the two eateries share the same ownership group, but I wonder what this means in practical terms for the business model. Read More


Vegan Corned Beef!

Baked by Yael at 3000 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Thanks to S. for sending: “The Impossible Burger – Corned Beef Style has Arrived

Spotted Near the zoo.

What the Helen of Troy is a meatless corned beef all about?”

Anyone happen to take a taste?


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