Friday, April 12, 2013

Founding Farmers, DC #3

Following my last good experience at Founding Farmers with their awesome vegan menu, I headed over there again for a business lunch. We had reservations for 12:15 p.m. on a Friday and what a busy Friday it was!

I started with their housemade lemonade, which is always good. As me and my friend had both been here before, they did not give us the spiel about how almost everything in the restaurant is made in-house. They are all about fresh food made in-house. If only every restaurant followed this model, the world would be a better place. But, I digress.

I wanted to order one of the items I hadn't yet tried so I ordered the Gardener's Pie. I should mention that I wanted to start with a salad, but I was a bit annoyed that all of the small salads, even the house salad, had meat or cheese in it and the waitress wasn't sure how they could veganize them. I just wish they had a regular house salad without cheese.

When the pie arrived, I was impressed with its presentation. They brought it out on a wooden cutting board, which I thought looked pretty cool. It came with an arugula salad was topped with a lemon dressing and had yellow beets, red onions, and grapes interspersed. The salad was light and refreshing.

The Gardener's Pie was like a vegan shepherd's pie. Inside there was a veggie succotash of crunchy vegetables such as carrots, root vegetables, and cauliflower in a nice, light broth. It was topped with mashed potatoes that looked like they had been broiled. It was delicious.

The server left the check on the table so we could pay when we were ready, which was nice as I always worry about being out for lunch for too long.  The service was quick and attentive, the food was great, and the prices were fine.  At $14 for the pie, it is on the high end, but everything about this restaurant is also on the high end. I am so thrilled that they have so many vegan options for lunch and dinner. Now if only they'd offer a few more appetizers and a salad or two, they'd be perfect.

Previous reviews
July 4, 2011
January 18, 2013

Founding Farmers
1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-8783

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