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Vedge Founders Plan to Do Vegan Street Food in Atlas District

New V Street shop would be the first outside of Philadelphia

Vedge chefs Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby.
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Vedge co-founders Kate Jacoby and Richard Landau are adding Washington, D.C., to their restaurant portfolio, signing on to export a version of their globally inspired, vegetable-fueled V Street restaurant to the Apollo development still taking shape at 600 H Street NE.

The James Beard Award-nominated duo told the Washington Post they’ve mulled expanding into the nation’s capital for years. “We know the demand for serious vegan food is getting stronger all the time,” Jacoby said, citing a desire to join the vibrant local dining scene.

Putting down roots on that block will make Jacoby and Landau neighbors with the Whole Foods that recently opened — a food hub featuring baked goods from three-time Beard nominee Mark Furstenberg, as well as Asian cuisine spun out by restaurateur Erik Bruner-Yang at the latest iteration of his Paper Horse project — and the Wydown’s second coffee bar/bakery.

The V Street menu features influences from around the world, offering up dishes ranging from za’atar grilled corn with zhoug butter to Korean fried tempeh tacos.

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