My favorite DC REstaurants

Hello friends! Wanted to create a list of my favorite DC restaurants (pictures can be seen on my Instagram KookingwiththeKapoors). This will be a dynamic list of my favorite restaurants and eats in the area! I’ll try to post pictures along with the list soon!


  • Zaytinya: It’s a middle eastern restaurant with amazing vegetarian and vegan dishes! If you don’t eat eggs or are vegan make sure to request the vegan pita bread! My tried and true favorites at this place are the Baba Ghannouge, Hommus, Crispy Brussels, Falafel, Imam Bayildi and of course the Turkish coffee! I’m super excited to checkout their Halloumi Pide when I go next 🙂
  • Rasika: Is an amazing higher end, modern Indian Restaurant. I went here for a belated Galentine’s Day and really enjoyed the place. I’m an Indian food snob and this place blew my mind. When I went I did the four course vegetarian tasting menu and it was SO much food. I really enjoyed the experience and food! My tried and true favorites were the Palak Chaat, the Dal Makhani (which gets cooked for 6 hours! LOVE LOVE LOVED it), the Mint Paratha (it was a weird try for me but I LOVED it), and of course the Paneer Tikka Masala. We also got to try the amazing orange fennel ice cream which paired amazingly with the gulab jamun. I loved the concept of the apple jalebi and the kofta dish was a great addition for someone who loves spice!
  • Curry &Pie –Restaurant Review: CURRY & PIE DC for Indian PIZZA and some amazing Indian food.
  • Taim-Restaurant Review: TAIM-DC for THE BEST falafel I’ve eaten in the continental United States (she said what she said).
  • NuVegan- Restaurant Review: NuVegan DC for amazing Southern Vegan Food
  • Busboys and Poets- Has always been a tried for me for comforting vegan and vegetarian noms.
  • Galaxy Hut and Space Bar-; Have my favorite grilled cheese sandwiches in the world.
  • NiceCream- for my favorite ice cream in the Arlington, VA area 🙂
  • Sugar Shack- for the best vegan samoa doughnut I’ve had in my life
  • Midnight Treats- are amazing for thick vegan cookies!!
  • Dessert Lounge- in the suburbs is best for Indian ice cream and snacks!
  • Ambar Clarendon- For vegetarian/vegan friendly Balkan cuisine.
  • Sheesh Kabob/Grill- for Afghanistani food that is vegetarian and vegan friendly!
  • Agora- for an amazing middle eastern brunch ( 3 words- UNLIMITED FRESH PITA).

Restaurant Review: NuVegan DC

Hello friends hope y’all are doing well and staying safe! TODAY, I’m going to introduce you to my favorite vegan soul food IN THE US (I know bold claims, but I’ve been to my fair share of soul food places and I’m telling y’all this one is THE BEST)!!! If you are craving some amazing fried chik’n, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, LASAGNA, etc NUVEGAN is THE place to go in the DC area! My personal favorite from NuVegan is their LASAGNA (which I often have dreams of) it’s rich, hearty, and comforting! NuVegan is cafe style and have so many delicious and nutritious vegan options to choose from! Please go check out all of the amazing food options they have and satisfy your taste buds in a more conscious way!!

Restaurant Review: CURRY & PIE DC

Hello friends! Hope LEO season is going well for y’all! Wanted to tell you guys about my FAVORITE DC restaurant Curry and Pie. It’s an Indian restaurant that specializes in some amazing Indian Fusion dishes such as the Saag Paneer Pizza, the Paneer Tikka Pizza, and the MOUTHWATERING French fry chaat (a MUST try). Please go shed this amazing small business some love it’s the best!

Restaurant Review: DAMA Ethiopian DC

Hello friends! Last week I tried a restaurant I’ve been DYING to try. I’ve read all their reviews and was very excited due to their amazing vegetarian and vegan options. On my recent trip I had vegan tibs (which were amazing and made in house (similar to a seitan meat replacement)!), shiro, injera bread, and some Ethiopian hot sauce. Y’all everything was so delicious and fresh. It’s a flavor profile I don’t even know how to describe. Everything was well spiced. I got the vegan tibs combo which is more than enough food for 2 people. The dessert shown above is the VEGAN coffee cake which was DELICIOUS that I didn’t wanna share. If y’all are in the DC area and want veg-friendly Ethiopian food definitely check this place out! I look forward to trying out the vegetarian combo next time!

Restaurant Review: TAIM-DC

Namaste friends! Today I’d like to introduce y’all to my favorite falafel restaurant in the US, TAIM. Taim is a vegetarian restaurant and is 95% vegan. Taim literally means tasty in Hebrew and this holds true with EVERYTHING on the menu. Taim has the BEST falafel. The first time I had these was while I was interning in the best city ever (NYC) and I was HOOKED. Once I found they had another location in DC it was a game changer (I almost cried out of happiness). THESE ARE AMAZING. So flavorful, so crispy on the outside. I love the green falafel but everything at TAIM is AMAZING. I’ve gotten so many friends and family hooked on this place y’all GOTTA try it out if y’all are in NYC and DC area. If you’re going by yourself I’d personally recommend the GREEN falafel sandwich with ALL the s’rug sauce however, if you’re going with a group you must also try the Cauliflower Shawarma, their famous fries, hummus, and basically everything on the menu haha. If y’all give this place a try you should let me know what you think in the comments!

PS: Sorry the photo is a bit of a BEAUTIFUL, delicious mess. I was too distracted by the FLAVOR and all the S’RUG SAUCE 😉


Product Review: Trader Joe’s Brownie Mix (Eggless Version)

Hello friends! As part of my quarantine baking I tried out the Trader Joe’s Brownie Mix and it was GREAT. I LOVE that the mix already had chocolate chips mixed in and the mix overall had a very deep chocolate flavor. Now usually I have a very hard time getting brownie mixes to work with me without eggs but this one is very easy. For this mix I substituted the eggs with 1 5.3 oz container of Chobani Greek Yogurt. Usually I’d say to substitute 1 tablespoon per egg but for this recipe I’d recommend 1.5-2 tablespoons per egg for a bit more moisture and OOMPH. I ended up using the same amount of melted butter the box called for. THESE ARE DELICIOUS. Goo try them! Happy Belated Easter Y’ALL!