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The Early Word on Fare Well, Atlas District's New Vegan Diner

"the shakes and bakery rival any anywhere."

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Fare Well
Fare Well
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Fare Well, the new vegan diner and bakery from Doron Petersan, opened last month on H Street. As the sister restaurant to Sticky Fingers, it serves up dishes like polenta biscuit sliders, pierogi, seitan and waffles, and fettucini mushroom scampi. Also find baked goods, boozy milkshakes, draft wine and beers, and cocktails.

How are diners responding to all the plant-based fare? The new restaurant already has 34 Yelp reviews with an overall rating of three and a half stars. Read on for the early word on Fare Well:

The Expertly Decorated Interior News: Brightest Young Things writes, "The space is narrow, with high ceilings, and is expertly decorated with vintage plates, posters, and kitchen equipment, all unearthed from thrift stores by Petersan herself, or handed down from her family." Zagat writes, "...Petersan designed this H Street spot with her trademark '50s sensibility — think old-school diner, complete with a 10-stool bar plus ’50s-style light fixtures and tiles." [BYT, Zagat]

The A+ Cashew Burrata News: Yelper Daniel B. says, "Their homemade cheeses (Burrata for example) are really tasty. " Instagrammer @twelve_linden writes, "Went to visit the new @eatfarewell tonight, A+ for the cashew and almond cheese Burrata w/ kale pesto, arugula, tomatoes, and capers." Instagrammer @syntaxsugar adds, "Cashew mozzarella is seriously to die for. Pesto, capers, and fresh tomato are the perfect touch." [Yelp, Instagram]

The Creamy and Flavorful Buffalo Cauliflower News: Yelper Megan C. writes, "We started with the buffalo cauliflower dip which was creamy and flavorful, served with delicious, toasted bread."Instagrammer @foodculttoday says, "This buffalo cauliflower dip is SO GOOD." [Yelper, Instagram]

The Pierogi Perfection News: Instagrammer @ingsegg says, "Pierogi perfection at Fare Well last night." Yelper Margo A. writes, " Pierogis were better then ones we've had in Poland…" [Instagram, Yelp]

The Delicious Veggie Burger News: Brightest Young Things writes, 'Featuring a mushroom-chickpea patty, with walnuts and sunflower seeds, it’s topped with lettuce, tomato, and caramelized onions, then finished with a garlic aioli. And it’s all on a house-made bun. Yelper Lindsey J. says, "I had the burger and it was also delicious." [BYT, Yelp]

The Amazing Chicken Fried Seitan News: Instagrammer @diyfoodie writes, "Seitan platter - country fried seitan, potato cake with gravy and steamed greens! Yum yum yum!" Facebook user Jei Spatola says the chicken fried seitan is "amazing." Instagrammer @mbwould calls the seitan and waffles "so delicious!!!!!" [Instagram, FB]

The Kick Butt Baked Goods News: Yelper Robert M. writes, "the shakes and bakery rival any anywhere." Instagrammer @erikp57 says, "Kick butt #vegan chocolate chip cookie" Instagrammer @guaravarora77 adds, "#Neopolitan cake at the newly opened @eatfarewell. strawberry with chocolate and lots of sweetness."  [Yelp, Instagram]

The Goods Drinks News: Yelper Salim B. writes, "The two cocktails we tried were the Huddle and the Paloma. All were good."  Instagrammer @willpotter says, "The bufala negra cocktail was perfect and I also got a smores milkshake, complete with graham cracker crumbles."  Instagrammer @jl_weber adds, "S'mores shake with a shot of bourbon. Tastes so good I can't believe it's vegan." [Yelp, Instagram]

The Smallest Portion Ever News: Facebook user Teresa Blake ordered pasta and writes, "I might go back, but wouldn't bother ordering a large anything. I can honestly say it was the smallest portion I have ever been served in any restaurant." Yelper Elizabeth K. also says, "They need to bulk up the portions…" Yelper Lindy S. says the seitan and waffles are too small to be the most expensive item on the breakfast menu. [FB, Yelp]

The Affordable Prices News: Speaking of prices, Yelper Bill B. says, "The prices are not cheap (expect to pay over $30/person), but for food of this quality, you won't find better prices in DC." But Instagram user @subtlesteph thinkt Fare Well is really affordable and writes, "Like all breakfast plates are $10" [Yelp, Instagram]

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