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R. Lopez

10 Brunch Dishes Where Vegetables Shine

Drop the bacon.

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| 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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Bar Pilar

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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.

Bombay Club

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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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Brookland's Finest Bar & Kitchen

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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.

China Chilcano

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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.

Convivial

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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.

Equinox

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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.

Iron Gate

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Stop by the revived Iron Gate for a plate of baked hen eggs, mushrooms, spinach, and homemade ricotta cheese.

NoPa Kitchen + Bar

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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.

Room 11

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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.

Tabard Inn

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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.

Bar Pilar

This small-plates bar cooks up a brunch dish of farro salad with butternut squash, green goddess dressing, beets, and walnuts.

Bombay Club

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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.

Official

Brookland's Finest Bar & Kitchen

Get a hand on the veggie brunch burrito, filled with grilled tofu, poblano peppers, habanero sauce, pico de gallo and potato hash.

China Chilcano

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.

Convivial

One of the choices at white-hot Convivial is a quinoa porridge with winter vegetable succotash, goat cheese, egg whites and pistachios.

Equinox

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.

Iron Gate

Stop by the revived Iron Gate for a plate of baked hen eggs, mushrooms, spinach, and homemade ricotta cheese.

NoPa Kitchen + Bar

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.

Room 11

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.

Tabard Inn

The brunch quiche at the cozy Tabard Inn is made with butternut squash, caramalized onions, spinach, fontina cheese, and mixed greens.

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