Best Vegetarian Restaurant for Non-Vegetarians

3207 Grace St. NW, (202) 333-5222
The District gained an antidote to eating questionable carnitas at Chipotle when Chaia opened in Georgetown this past fall. The vegetarian “farm-to-taco” joint from Suzanne Simon and Bettina Stern got its start at area farmers markets and is now pleasing veg heads and carnivores alike without serving a single shred of meat. When entering the tranquil space, the first thing you’ll notice is the intoxicating smell of homemade tortillas kissing the griddle. The tacos, commonly ordered by the trio, feature smoky, savory vegetables that get a lot of TLC. Some highlights include creamy kale and potato with pepper jack and poblano crema or winter squash with caramelized onion, ricotta salata, and chipotle yogurt.