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Khepra Anu, the self-proclaimed ?coconut king? and chef at Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar, slips busily among hillocks of fruits, nuts, and veggies. He expounds on the importance of raw foods and fasting in health, comparing the process to that of a mechanic changing a car?s oil or a carpenter maybe buying flowers for his hammer once in a while. Blends of leafy green veggies, goji berries, and citrus fruits pour from a juicer, fueling patrons during fasts or simply augmenting traditional nutrition. The foundation for each beverage is coconut water from Florida-grown coconuts, and the elixirs are intended to give the body a chance to flush itself of toxins with seed milks, citrus blends, and mineral-rich greens. Khepra is also excited about raw foods, which he believes contain more naturally occurring nutrients, and prepares nut-and-hemp burgers, nori rolls, and wraps in the bustling shop.
402 H St
Washington,
DC
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Adam Express The sign outside is unassuming and the inside––bearing nothing more than a few stools––may make newcomers wonder how Adam Express stays in business. But one bite into a fresh sushi roll or Korean entrée makes it all clear. Those who happen to snag one of two seats in front of the open kitchen can sit and watch as chefs prepare kimchee and bibimbap to order without flavor enhancers like MSG or chocolate syrup. Besides Korean specialties like chap chae––vermicelli noodles with shredded beef, veggies, and soy sauce––the chefs cook up a number of Chinese dishes such as fried rice and lomein, and blend Japanese and Korean traditions to make bulgogi sushi rolls, which feature marinated beef, crab cakes, and pickled radish.
3211 Mount Pleasant St NW
Washington,
DC
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For a fresh blend of leafy greens and mix-ins, the salads at Sweetgreen in Washington are your best bet. Plan to indulge a bit at Sweetgreen, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Sweetgreen is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Sweetgreen to your next party or event. Getting your food to go is also an option. Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant. Dining at Sweetgreen will set you back about $30 per person on average.
1512 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
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For your next sandwich, check out Cornercopia, a delicious deli with something for everyone. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Cornercopia, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Cornercopia is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Cornercopia's cooking from the comfort of their own home. Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot. Frugal foodies will especially love the prices at Cornercopia, with a meal typically hovering under the $15 mark.
1000 3rd St SE
Washington,
DC
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The rambunctious Brew Crew amasses its legions of beer connoisseurs to carouse from bar to bar and celebrate the end of the school year. Participants receive discounts and can sip or shower in local breweries' choicest beers while mingling with other revelers. Each attendee also receives a complimentary T-shirt that commemorates the night.
2140 F St NW
Washington,
DC
US
Love Potion #10 isn't a perfume, cocktail, or shade of semigloss paint—it's a tea. And it's a very special loose-leaf tea at that, hand-blended from a recipe created by Sunyatta Amen's grandmother. Sunyatta grew up helping out in her parents' herbal shop in Harlem and accompanied them on trips to foreign locales to buy their wares. So it is no surprise that she went on to open her own shop, SiTea, where she can share her passion for teas, spices, and all things aromatic and healing. Sunyatta has made multiple appearances on the morning news, educating viewers about how to make the perfect cup of chai while touting the benefits of buying loose teas versus skimpy bagged teas. Her potent full-leaf blends can be brewed twice or more while still retaining their flavor and beneficial essences.
6902 4th Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US
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