Tuesday, May 15, 2012

G Street Food

***Special Post by Keith***

G Street Food offers foods from around the globe: breakfasts, lunches, desserts and breads inspired by the food found at carts, stands and stalls lining the streets and tucked into the corners of cities and towns worldwide. Montreal-style bagels, Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches, noodle soups from Southeast Asia and flat breads and salads from the Middle East are just some examples of the world's street fare that are featured on the G Street Food menu. Closest Metro is Foggy Bottom.

If you pay any attention to this blog you may have noticed that the majority of the time I write a guest post it’s focused on some hole in the wall in northern Virginia, but no more. My daytime activities are now located in downtown DC. I had no idea how hard it would be to find a decent lunch around here. When I’m not chasing a food truck, G Street Food has been my savior. This lunch spot that focuses on international street food holds its own against the best sandwiches in the area. Though the bahn mi may not be as good as you get out in Falls Church and the Italian sandwich is not quite up to par with Mangialardo’s or the Italian Store, to have both conveniently located in the same downtown location is definitely welcome. I’ve also had the delicious Cuban sandwich. It’s not exactly traditional either, but this version was a salty, spicy treat. Most of their sandwiches are served on their signature baguette which is the real MVP. Crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, the bread can make or break a sandwich and G Street Food does it right. In fact all of their ingredients are high quality, even the fries which remind me of All American Burger back home on LI and are kinda like a crispier version of Five Guys fries. The ordering process can be a bit confusing and typically causes a backup around the counter while people anxiously wait for their name to be called. Listen closely, grab your food, and then head to the cashiers where you can choose from a plethora of gourmet and international sodas and chips. There is a decent amount of seating inside and out; so far I have not had an issue finding a table. I’m anxious to try their breakfast too, but have not had the opportunity yet.

Total Rating: 4.15
Food: 4, Price: 5, Service: 4, Ambience: 3, Accessibility: 5

What Keith ate:

Banh Mi
roasted pork, prosciutto, pickled vegetables, cilantro,
fresh jalapenos & mayo. Served on a baguette.

Cubano
roasted pork and prosciutto with pickled jalapeno peppers,
Dijon-lime marinade and Swiss cheese. Served on a baguette.

Italian Sub
Capicola, prosciutto, salami, pickled jalapenos, tomatoes,
Italian dressing and provolone cheese. Served with iceberg lettuce on a baguette.

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