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Fast Gourmet – Late night munchies

After a night of bar hopping on U street, the munchies are evident. However, instead of going for the usual Jumbo Slice or McDonald’s, try going up the street a little further to the Valero gas station for some epic sweet potato fries and steak sandwich (best I have had outside of Philly I might add).

I know this sounds strange considering the best thing to usually come out of a gas station is a Slurpee and overpriced gasoline. However, Valero has a sandwich place inside of it called Fast Gourmet. They have a pretty extensive menu and are open until 05:00 which is perfect considering the bars on U Street usually close around 03:00.

The line to get food isn’t too bad either, but be ready to order once you get in line. The cashiers like to keep it moving. Also, it is easier to get a cab outside of the gas station rather than down by the cluster of bars. Guten appétit!

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1400 W St NW, Washington DC

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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00, Thu 11:00 - 02:00, Fri - Sat 11:00 - 05:00, Sun 11:00 - 22:00


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)