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The Best Cheap Eats Of Washington, DC
Let’s not forget how beautiful our nation’s capital can be. From the White House to the legendary Smithsonian Museum as well as their beautiful waterfront attractions like The National Harbor, DC has plenty to offer visitors from all ages and backgrounds. Let us share with you some of the best places to get a bite in between all the sites in town, here’s the top ten best cheap eats of Washington, DC.
1. Howard China aka ‘HoChi’
How could we not start off this article without a little ode to DC’s famous Mumbo Sauce. For decades Howard China has been the chinese food restaurant of choice for wings and fries with a few mumbo sauce packets to go! Howard University alumni and locals alike recommend Howard China as one of the best cheap eats in the city.
2. Amsterdam Falafelshop
Craving some falafels? Amsterdam Falafelshop is one of the best go-to spots in DC’s Adams Morgan section of the city for vegetarians. Choose from a variety of toppings and take your falafel to go!
3. District Taco
District Taco not only offers lunch and dinner options but they also have a breakfast menu available throughout the day. Their signature dish is the Salsa Bar and tacos only cost from $3 to $11.
4. Ben's Chili Bowl
Your DC experience is not complete unless you dine in Ben’s Chili Bowl. This landmark lunch spot has been around for over 60 years!
5. Stellina Pizzeria
Stellina Pizzeria is the best place for an authentic pizza experience.. The go-to dish is the Aperitivo deal which costs only $20. This deal includes a drink, 10-inch pizza, arancini, mozzarella in Carrozza, and chips.
6. Duke's Grocery
Duke’s Grocery biggest attraction are it’s British burgers. Starting at $15, it’s definitely not the cheapest of the bunch but well worth the experience.
7. Julia's Empanadas
Julia’s Empanadas freshly bake handmade empanadas. These empanadas only cost $6. The go-to dishes include a Jamaican-style beef-filled offering and the stewed chicken-packed saltena.
8. Bayou Bakery
The highlight at Bayou Bakery are the sugar dusted New Orlean’s style beignets for just $3. You should also try the Avocado Benedict for breakfast at only $8.
9. Banh Mi DC Sandwich
Feel like experiencing some Vietnamese goodness? Banh Mi DC Sandwich is the place to be. Their traditional Banh Mi sandwiches start at $6.75.
A.Litteri offers an Italian cuisine with an outstanding Italian wine collection. They also serve the best subs and sandwiches in town starting from $5.99! Their menu also includes lasagna, pasta, and soups.
11. Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Located all over Washington DC, Potbelly Sandwich Shop is known to offer scrumptious sandwiches, milkshakes, soups, and salads. The price of sandwiches ranges from $5 to $10.