ProWorks friends: You’re doing the workouts—now compliment all that fitness with healthy meals.
Don’t miss a three, five or seven course tasting menu at Todd Gray’s Equinox.
The great chef José Andrés can do no wrong—even with veggies. The downtown DC restaurant features farm-fresh bowls that patrons can customize with hearty grains and insanely good sauces. The juicy beefsteak tomato burger is the restaurant’s namesake for a reason—nary a veggie patty in sight.
1528 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.986.7597, beefsteakveggies.com
Del Ray Cafe
Oh how we love this little place—the French- American bistro is a lovely discovery for its eclectic menus, especially lunch (don’t miss the vegetarian quiche or the organic veggie burger with caramelized shallots and wild mushrooms). It’s one of those places that make Del Ray cooler than ever.
205 E. Howell Ave., Alexandria 703.717.9151, delraycafe.com
This is one of our Georgetown favorites to satisfy your taco cravings! The big difference: healthier, veggie-centric alternatives (from rutabaga to red kale) to fill the tacos.
3207 Grace St. NW, 202.333.5222, chaiadc.com
Tastes of the Mediterranean diet reign here, with incredible appetizers (tabbouleh and baba ghannoush) and main courses (falafel pita-pocket sandwich and shawarma salad) that are great alternatives to fast-food healthy…which, all to often, isn’t healthy or fast. We absolutely love this place.
7011-C Manchester Blvd., Alexandria, 571.297.7727, shawarmaguys.com
Chef Todd Gray had us at veggie-tasting menu. Yes, the award-winning chef offers a three-, five- or seven-course tasting menu, with faves like miso-roasted eggplant, gingered-pineapple crepes and a tofu-and-
quinoa scramble—all for brunch.
818 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.331.8118, equinoxrestaurant.com
Virtue Feed & Grain
Yes, a food can be virtuous, and the kitchen proves it every day at this spot in Old Town. Our healthy favorites include the tuna tatami taco, with avocado, citrus ponzu and wasabi mayo); and the baby vegetable fregola, with toasted semolina pasta, tai-colored cauliflower, seasonal baby veggies and feta.
106 S. Union St., Alexandria, 571.970.3669, virtuefeedgrain.com
Journey to India without leaving the District. So many South Asian specialities here…and so little time. Our solution: If you can’t decide between dosais (thin rice crepes) or iddly (steamed lentil cakes), sample them both with a traditional thali platter of various dishes for a fusion of flavors. Little slices of veggie heaven.
8046 New Hampshire Ave., 301.434.4202, woodlandsrestaurants.com