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Where To Get Your Goat

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Goat is not the other, other white meat. It's actually the other, other, other red meat. But it's often much healthier than its red meat cousins since it tends to be leaner — those watching their cholesterol can have their meat and eat it, too.

Sometimes called mutton (depending on the country; the term is more widely used for sheep) or chevon for grown-up goats, or kid for the babies, goat is a staple protein in many types of cuisines. Occasionally considered a lawnmower with legs since it forages aplenty, restaurants of all stripes feature goat on the menu in various iterations. From upscale spaces on 14th Street to the affordable holes-in-the-wall in Bloomingdale, from New American to Bangladeshi and Jamaican, there are no shortage of ways to put goat on the plate. Have it curried. Have it wrapped in a tortilla. Have it with West African fufu (boiled starch). However it's prepared, here are some places to find it.

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Bukom Cafe

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A divey spot in Adams Morgan that attracts diners looking for authenticity, Bukom Cafe cooks up egusi ($11) and often some live music as well. Think of egusi as a savory goat curry. And get the fufu on the side for a real West African experience.

The Fainting Goat

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Its namesake is the goat, so it better deliver. The menu is organized by size so patrons can nibble, graze, chomp, and/or feed. For those seeking goat, opt to feed on the meat with turnips, carrots, and red wine for $23.

Ghana Cafe

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Located on lower 14th Street's restaurant row, Ghana Cafe boasts African realness with its goat curry that comes with fufu, jollof rice, red red (fried plantains and beef stew), wakye (red beans and rice), or other sides. And the cafe also has a music scene for those looking for some musical vibes with their proteins.

Gharer Khabar

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This South Asian restaurant focuses on Bangladeshi cuisine, and gives diners two options for goat. Choose either the goat biriyani ($10) or the goat curry ($7). Grab some daal or khichuri (spicy rice and lentils) and consider it a filling meal for a cold winter day.

Himalayan Heritage

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For those looking for a Nepalese kick, Himalayan Heritage offers khasi ko masu, which is goat meat with garlic and ginger. All for $18.

Jam Doung Style

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Bloomingdale is in on the goat action with the Caribbean joint Jam Doung Style Cuisine. And according to the restaurant's Yelpers, the goat curry is not to be missed. And the prices won't drain the wallet either.

Red Toque Café

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This Shaw kabob joint keeps things simple. The goat curry at Red Toque Cafe comes with a helping of rice for either $7 or $11 depending on the serving size.

Taqueria Distrito Federal

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Want a taco with goat? Or a burrito? Or a tostado or quesadilla? These are all options at this Columbia Heights taqueria. Just order the barbacoa chivo -- aka the goat -- and grab a cold Jarrito for some Latin flavors.

Teddy's Roti Shop

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Silver Spring's Teddy's Roti serves up goat in its goat bussup shut, which is a mixture of roti, goat, and chickpeas. The roti soaks up the goat and all its Caribbean flavor.

Komi's tasting menu ($135 per person) always ends with a big, family-style flourish. One of the most impressive conclusions is the goat, served with a variety of mezze and flatbread.

Cashion's Eat Place

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At Cashion's, the menu changes frequently, but if the spit-roasted goat with flatbread is on the menu, give it a try.

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Bukom Cafe

A divey spot in Adams Morgan that attracts diners looking for authenticity, Bukom Cafe cooks up egusi ($11) and often some live music as well. Think of egusi as a savory goat curry. And get the fufu on the side for a real West African experience.

The Fainting Goat

Its namesake is the goat, so it better deliver. The menu is organized by size so patrons can nibble, graze, chomp, and/or feed. For those seeking goat, opt to feed on the meat with turnips, carrots, and red wine for $23.

Ghana Cafe

Located on lower 14th Street's restaurant row, Ghana Cafe boasts African realness with its goat curry that comes with fufu, jollof rice, red red (fried plantains and beef stew), wakye (red beans and rice), or other sides. And the cafe also has a music scene for those looking for some musical vibes with their proteins.

Gharer Khabar

This South Asian restaurant focuses on Bangladeshi cuisine, and gives diners two options for goat. Choose either the goat biriyani ($10) or the goat curry ($7). Grab some daal or khichuri (spicy rice and lentils) and consider it a filling meal for a cold winter day.

Himalayan Heritage

For those looking for a Nepalese kick, Himalayan Heritage offers khasi ko masu, which is goat meat with garlic and ginger. All for $18.

Jam Doung Style

Bloomingdale is in on the goat action with the Caribbean joint Jam Doung Style Cuisine. And according to the restaurant's Yelpers, the goat curry is not to be missed. And the prices won't drain the wallet either.

Red Toque Café

This Shaw kabob joint keeps things simple. The goat curry at Red Toque Cafe comes with a helping of rice for either $7 or $11 depending on the serving size.

Taqueria Distrito Federal

Want a taco with goat? Or a burrito? Or a tostado or quesadilla? These are all options at this Columbia Heights taqueria. Just order the barbacoa chivo -- aka the goat -- and grab a cold Jarrito for some Latin flavors.

Teddy's Roti Shop

Silver Spring's Teddy's Roti serves up goat in its goat bussup shut, which is a mixture of roti, goat, and chickpeas. The roti soaks up the goat and all its Caribbean flavor.

Komi

Komi's tasting menu ($135 per person) always ends with a big, family-style flourish. One of the most impressive conclusions is the goat, served with a variety of mezze and flatbread.

Cashion's Eat Place

At Cashion's, the menu changes frequently, but if the spit-roasted goat with flatbread is on the menu, give it a try.

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