By the owners of two other vegan restaurants in DC, Everlasting Life and Evolve, comes their newest venture -- Vegaritos. This hole-in-the-wall cafe serves vegan burritos and bowls and that's it. It's a simple concept.
I had a Groupon for $20, so like everyone else with a Groupon, I showed up a day before it expired! Each bowl or burrito is $6.99 so my coupon bought me three meals! Wow. There was no one in this tiny cafe in Takoma Park and with just four tables, it definitely had a take-out feel so I just took everything to go.
Again, the concept is simple.
1. Bowl or burrito
2. White or brown rice
3. Black beans or red beans
4. Vegan steak or vegan chicken
5. Choose toppings: lettuce, spinach, onions, tomatoes, pico de gallo, salsa, sour cream, jalapenos, guacamole, or olives
For my first burrito, I went with just beans and rice and a variety of toppings. It was hearty, but nothing I couldn't make at home.
For my bowls, I got one with steak and one with chicken. I'm not too much of a faux meat person so the vegan steak didn't really add anything for me. In fact, I preferred just beans and rice.
I felt the same way about the chicken. They were both good, but I could have done without the soy meat analogs. The toppings were nice. The guac was so-so. And the service very friendly. Also, did I mention they were each only $7? Yeah. It's a great option for take-out especially if you are in the area for lunch. Evolve, which is right around the corner is much better, but more expensive.
6904 4th Street NW
Washington, DC 20012