The Washington Post’s Going out Guide is asking readers to submit their favorite picks for D.C.’s best vegetarian dishes- as in, which vegetarian dishes will “make you happy to forgo the steak for a night.”
The call for submissions follows a similar contest from last year, which rounded up the area’s essential eats. Several of these “essentialeats” were already without meat, including such dishes as Amsterdam Falafel Shop’s Falafel and Frites, Sticky Rice’s Tater tots, and Popcorn of the Day from Founding Farmers.
Recent submissions include the Vegetable Stack at Ray’s Hell Burger, Smoke and Barrel’s Vegan Wings, and anything from Sticky Fingers.
I personally will continue to champion vegetarian dishes from restaurants that promote not only a delicious taste of vegetarianism, but also that further the intent of making conscious food choices.
Dishes like the vegan nachos from Busboys and Poets (their restaurants are powered by clean energy and their meat and dairy come from organic and local sources, among many other green initiatives), or the brunch Crab Cake from Great Sage (where all their food comes from organic, plant-based sources) are prime examples of restaurants that strive to create appetizing vegetarian dishes for a purpose, instead of simply adding a section of the menu in order to satisfy the non-meat-eating folks.
To submit your votes email firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet @goingoutguide #veggieeats or write on the Going out Guide’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/goingoutguide.
May the best veggie dish win!
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