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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bukom Cafe

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2442 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-4600
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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.

2. The Fainting Goat

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1330 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 735-0344
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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.

3. Ghana Cafe

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1336 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 387-3845
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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.

4. Gharer Khabar

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5151 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 973-2432
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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.

5. Himalayan Heritage

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4925 Bethesda Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 654-1858
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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.

6. Jam Doung Style

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1726 N Capitol St NW
Washington, DC 20002-2184
(202) 483-2445

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.

7. Red Toque Café

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1701 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 588-5516
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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.

8. Taqueria Distrito Federal

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3463 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 276-7331
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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.

9. Teddy's Roti Shop

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7304 Georgia Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20012
(202) 882-6488

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.

10. Komi

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1509 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 332-9200
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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.

11. Cashion's Eat Place

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1819 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 797-1819
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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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1. Bukom Cafe

2442 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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.

2442 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

2. The Fainting Goat

1330 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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.

1330 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. Ghana Cafe

1336 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

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.

1336 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

4. Gharer Khabar

5151 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207

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.

5151 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA 22207

5. Himalayan Heritage

4925 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

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

4925 Bethesda Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

6. Jam Doung Style

1726 N Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20002-2184

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.

1726 N Capitol St NW
Washington, DC 20002-2184

7. Red Toque Café

1701 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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.

1701 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

8. Taqueria Distrito Federal

3463 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

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.

3463 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

9. Teddy's Roti Shop

7304 Georgia Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20012

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.

7304 Georgia Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20012

10. Komi

1509 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

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.

1509 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

11. Cashion's Eat Place

1819 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

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

1819 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

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