Nowhere in the greater D.C. area cares about local more than Takoma Park, Maryland. The town’s status as an early haven for Seventh-day adventists, its reputation for eco-friendly activism, and its status as a desirable landing spot for young families makes it destination for vegetarians. The same strong community has kept most chain restaurants from moving into the main drag.
Some folks in the know go so far as to call Takoma Park the “Berkeley of the East Coast.” With its mom-and-pop restaurants, co-op grocery, and free citywide composting, it has a funky, eclectic flair. There aren’t a ton of restaurants in this tiny town, but classics like Mark’s Kitchen and newcomers like Cielo Rojo and the Girl and the Vine have made a name for themselves.Read More