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R. Lopez

10 Brunch Dishes Where Vegetables Shine

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Convivial
| R. Lopez

Despite brunch's emphasis on bacon and sausage, it's easy enough to also find meatless options. It's true that typical breakfast dishes like vegetable omelets, pancakes, or waffles are technically vegetarian. But they sure have a tendency to get boring.

Choosing to go without bacon or sausage shouldn't mean settling for a forgettable plate of food. It should be tasty and satisfying all the same. These area restaurants feature brunch dishes that give vegetables the creative treatment .

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bar Pilar

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1833 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 265-1751
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This small-plates bar cooks up a brunch dish of farro salad with butternut squash, green goddess dressing, beets, and walnuts.

2. Bombay Club

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815 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 659-3727
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Indian cooking is known for its enthusiastic use of vegetables, and brunch at Bombay Club is no exception. Count on the buffet to include several creative vegetarian curries to put atop fresh rice or scoop up with naan.
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3. Brookland's Finest Bar & Kitchen

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3126 12th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
(202) 636-0050
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Get a hand on the veggie brunch burrito, filled with grilled tofu, poblano peppers, habanero sauce, pico de gallo and potato hash.

4. China Chilcano

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418 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 783-0941
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This Peruvian restaurant by José Andrés serves up Japanese-inspired cold hiyashi soba noodles, with kumato tomatoes, avocado, ponzu and white soy. It's a refreshing brunch fix.

5. Iron Gate

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1734 N St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 737-1371
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Stop by the revived Iron Gate for a plate of baked hen eggs, mushrooms, spinach, and homemade ricotta cheese.

6. NoPa Kitchen + Bar

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800 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 347-4667
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Vegetarians will appreciate the creative farro and black quinoa risotto, a recipe featuring kuri squash-pumpkin seed pesto, Cipollini onions, fingerling potatoes, a soft egg and Sottocenere cheese.

7. Room 11

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3234 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 332-3234
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Swing over to this Columbia Heights spot for Hoppin John, a comforting Southern breakfast favorite. Room 11 makes it with smoked tofu, black-eyed peas, collard greens, and wild rice and offers cheddar cheese and eggs as optional additions.

8. Tabard Inn

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1739 N St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 331-8528
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The brunch quiche at the cozy Tabard Inn is made with butternut squash, caramalized onions, spinach, fontina cheese, and mixed greens.

9. Convivial

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801 O St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 525-2870
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One of the choices at white-hot Convivial is a quinoa porridge with winter vegetable succotash, goat cheese, egg whites and pistachios.

10. Equinox

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818 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 331-8118
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Each Sunday, chef Todd Gray hosts a 100 percent vegan brunch buffet from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. The cost is $35 for adults, with an kid's option for $15.

1. Bar Pilar

1833 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
This small-plates bar cooks up a brunch dish of farro salad with butternut squash, green goddess dressing, beets, and walnuts.
1833 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

2. Bombay Club

815 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
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Indian cooking is known for its enthusiastic use of vegetables, and brunch at Bombay Club is no exception. Count on the buffet to include several creative vegetarian curries to put atop fresh rice or scoop up with naan.
815 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

3. Brookland's Finest Bar & Kitchen

3126 12th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20017
Get a hand on the veggie brunch burrito, filled with grilled tofu, poblano peppers, habanero sauce, pico de gallo and potato hash.
3126 12th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

4. China Chilcano

418 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
This Peruvian restaurant by José Andrés serves up Japanese-inspired cold hiyashi soba noodles, with kumato tomatoes, avocado, ponzu and white soy. It's a refreshing brunch fix.
418 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

5. Iron Gate

1734 N St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Stop by the revived Iron Gate for a plate of baked hen eggs, mushrooms, spinach, and homemade ricotta cheese.
1734 N St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

6. NoPa Kitchen + Bar

800 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Vegetarians will appreciate the creative farro and black quinoa risotto, a recipe featuring kuri squash-pumpkin seed pesto, Cipollini onions, fingerling potatoes, a soft egg and Sottocenere cheese.
800 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

7. Room 11

3234 11th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
Swing over to this Columbia Heights spot for Hoppin John, a comforting Southern breakfast favorite. Room 11 makes it with smoked tofu, black-eyed peas, collard greens, and wild rice and offers cheddar cheese and eggs as optional additions.
3234 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

8. Tabard Inn

1739 N St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
The brunch quiche at the cozy Tabard Inn is made with butternut squash, caramalized onions, spinach, fontina cheese, and mixed greens.
1739 N St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

9. Convivial

801 O St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
One of the choices at white-hot Convivial is a quinoa porridge with winter vegetable succotash, goat cheese, egg whites and pistachios.
801 O St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

10. Equinox

818 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
Each Sunday, chef Todd Gray hosts a 100 percent vegan brunch buffet from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. The cost is $35 for adults, with an kid's option for $15.
818 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

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