What You'll Get
Adopting healthy eating habits is an important step for mankind, especially if mankind is serious about surviving long enough to set foot on the moon someday. Empower posterity with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of tartlets, gourmet salads, soupdrinks, and more at Litestars on L Street NW.
Litestars lightens up diner's diets with nutritionally balanced, functional foods prepared fast and fresh on-site each day. Friendly counter service greets eaters hooked on health with a menu that won't weigh down tummy tanks. Included are delectables such as ratatouille tartlets ($4.25), gluten-free soybean chicken salads ($2.05 per 1/4 pound; $7.10 entree), and a variety of soupdrinks served in 12-, 16-, and 20-ounce cups—the Fizzly tickles tonsils with red beets ($2.95–$4.95), while the Funshine flavors taste buds with butternut squash and sweet apples ($3.10–$5.15). Breakfasters can break a fast with the juice of freshly wrung-out oranges ($3.95–$4.95), cold and hot whole grain cereal sprinkled with wheat germ or flaxseed ($2.45–$3.45), or an oat bran flaxseed banana muffin ($1.85). Many of Litestars' items feature the flavors of local products, such as the bison tartlet prepared with meat raised in Maryland at Gunpowder Ranch ($5.30).
Litestars' menu clearly notes which items are gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan, and which are just made-up placeholders. In-store, Litestar continues this transparency by pairing every edible masterpiece with a nutritional card and a sexy glamour shot. Eight different red wines, such as the 2007 Paul Jaboulet côtes-du-rhône ($6.75), and seven whites, including the Simi sauvignon blanc ($7.50), wait to journey down diners' throats, and a variety of espressos, coffee, tea, and beers are also available.
- the onion tartlet packs the most flavor and offers a light, creamy bite. The turkey is hearty and good for those seeking protein. – the arugula files
- While the soup was blended to a consistency that you could easily drink from the container—hence, soupdrink—it was hearty, warm, and fresh. – Michael E. Grass, Washington City Paper
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.