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Little Red Fox Group Closes Its Veggie Taco Shop in Brookland

Fox Loves Taco has served its last migas-stuffed tortilla

Fox Loves Taco [official]

Fox Loves Taco has closed after less than two years of business near the Brookland-CUA Metro station, depriving the neighborhood near Catholic University of a place to sample a variety of vegetarian fillings from the owners of the popular Little Red Fox market in Chevy Chase.

The business announced the “immediate closure” on its Instagram page earlier today. “Due to issues beyond our control, we are unable to keep this location operational any longer,” the post reads. Local journalist Gordon Chaffin tweeted out a picture earlier this week that showed a disassembled counter inside the shop, which also sold coffee from Portland, Oregon, roaster Coava.

“It’s a legal matter now, so [we] have to wait until that is settled before we speak on any specifics,” owner Matt Carr writes in a text message. Carr and his wife, Jena, own Little Red Fox and are partners in the Den coffeeshop inside the Politics & Prose bookstore next-door. The couple recently opened Sugar Fox, an ice cream and cake store with a commercial baking space, on the same block.

Fox Loves Taco opened in the former Filter coffee shop space in September 2017, hosting a pop-up there before settling in for good. The shop shared space with the Bike Rack, which closed earlier this month.

It started out with an all-vegetarian menu, selling homemade sweet potato flour tortillas with tacos full of eggs, cauliflower chorizo, and jerk tofu. Eventually, the shop added pork mole and a ground chicken and duck fat sausage.

Fox Loves Taco

716 Monroe Street Northeast, , DC 20017 (202) 636-3770 Visit Website

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