If you are like me, you may not be a big meat eater. Luckily, DC has plenty of veggie and plant-based options and my favorite option Shouk is located in Mount Vernon Triangle by the convention center.
The entire menu at Shouk is plant-based so vegetarians and vegans can have anything on the menu without worry. This inviting location welcomes you with an eclectic, industrial feel and also features a mini market made out of crates. You have the option of a pita, rice bowl or lentil bowl. I usually get the black bean bowl with sweet potato, red pepper, tomato, arugula and spicy harissa. However, I am also a huge fan of the cauliflower bowl.
The Shouk Burger has been described as one of the best veggie burgers in the city so the bottom line is that you won’t leave here unsatisfied. If you are with a group, definitely get an order of the sweet potato or polenta fries. It’s a lot for one – believe me, I’ve tried – but it’s great for sharing.
The restaurant is a great space for eating, but I recommend taking it to-go and sitting in the park at Carnegie Library across the street.