03 October 2011

Where to eat vegan: Sticky Fingers, Washington DC

Washington, DC is my newfound home and it offers a mecca of vegan goodies. First stop -- Sticky Fingers Bakery! This sweet piece of sweet shop isn't just about goodies -- they have sandwiches, soups, and best of all - weekend brunch! French toast, pancakes, breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy -- and everything is gloriously vegan. And after you have stuffed yourself with yummy food, don't forget your dessert. Ever heard of a little thing called Cupcake Wars? Sticky Fingers competed this year and won!

The only problem with this place -- seating is seriously limited. This wouldn't be such a bummer if dummies didn't sit around with empty plates in front of them playing on their iPhones or chit chatting. But, that's what happens. They sit, ignoring the "hey if you're done, move on and make room for others" sign. They sit, ignoring me pointedly staring at them with my plate full of chili and grilled bacon and cheese sammy. Ok mini rant over. But be prepared to eat standing up or take it out.

Despite this place being smack across the street from a Target and a Giant, stepping into Sticky Fingers is like stepping back into a 50s style cafe. The decor and retro kitchen appliances definitely add to the charm of this place.

Sticky Fingers is at 1370 Park Rd NW, Washington, DC 20010. Hop the green line and get off at the Columbia Heights metro stop. Open 7 days a week.

Lacey Walker | @quinoaween
Lacey is a food photographing, French speaking, English teaching, travel enthusiast. She's been known to cut a rug. She's also been known to spend all day in bed eating vegan waffles and talking to her cat Hibou. Follow Lacey on her blog and Flickr.

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