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Amsterdam Falafelshop
Baked & Wired
The Coffee Bar
Ethiopic
Founding Farmers
Thai X-ing
Tryst
The Wydown

Amsterdam Falafelshop

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I've been told this is the best place to get falafel this side of the Atlantic. I can't really speak to that myself, but I can say that this falafel is one of the reasons I moved to DC. If you don't get the eggplant and fries, you're doing something wrong.

Baked & Wired

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Be still my heart.
Forget what you've heard, this is the place for cupcakes in DC. As it turns out, their ice cream cookie sandwiches are also worth your time.

The Coffee Bar

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This one's great because it's right in our 'hood and I swear no one can steam milk like the man behind that bar. MARRY ME?

Ethiopic

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Amazing Ethiopian food (although it is, admittedly, the only Ethiopian food I've had). Eat with your hands. The Vegetarian Sampler II covered all of the bases and is great for 2-3 people.

Founding Farmers

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Locally sourced farm fresh ingredients. I die. I die every time. The red flannel hash is a great brunch item (featuring BEETS!) and you should ask for their vegetarian menu at dinnertime - the meatless burger will please vegetarians and meat lovers alike.

Thai X-ing

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Unbelievably authentic and delicious set menu of Thai cuisine in a row house decorated with random keepsakes. You definitely need a reservation from 1-2 weeks in advance. Menus on different days of the week cater to different diets - Sunday is vegetarian day and the pumpkin curry will change your life.

Tryst

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Our favorite coffeeshop for wasting the day away. In classic AdMo fashion, it's quirky and funky, just the way we like it. Lots of space but incredibly crowded on the weekends. Wifi is only available during the week, so get there early on a Sunday with the Times and just enjoy life. Great coffee, great food, great music.

The Wydown

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Great feel, great selection of pastries, great drip bar. Another favorite for pretending you aren't in Washington for an hour or two.

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