After shopping for bud in DC, cannabis consumers may also want to indulge in some tasty local cuisine. Urban Aroma has put together a list of five great places in the city that smokers can swing by to pick up a to-go meal to satisfy their munchies.
The places I've chosen are not too far from two of my favorite places to get bud, Peace In The Air and Gifted Curators. As the ongoing corona pandemic continues to take a financial toll on local businesses, it’s important for me to support them when I can. Depending on the mood I’m in, I stop by one of these sweet spots when I drive into DC once a week for bud.
This Jewish deli offers a wide variety of wood-fired bagel sandwiches, turkey clubs, tuna melts, homemade chips and more. Call Your Mother’s extraordinary bagels started being sold at farmer’s markets. Since the opening in 2018 of their Park View neighborhood restaurant location, the line is often out the door, but the food is worth the wait.
Hours: 8am-2pm every day
Park View location: 3301 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
Who doesn’t enjoy a good taco or chips and dip to munch on after getting baked? Johnny Pistolas is a Los Angeles-style taqueria in the heart of Adams Morgan within walking distance of art galleries and shops gifting cannabis. This Mexican restaurant offers authentic-tasting LA style tacos, great beer selections, and refreshing cocktails. Due to coronavirus guidelines, the restaurant currently only has outdoor dining, but there are heat lamps surrounding tables to make sure seated customers stay warm.
Hours: 5pm-close Monday through Friday, 10:30am-close on Saturday and Sunday
2333 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Just a couple of blocks away from Johnny Pistolas, Perry’s is a sleek local sushi bar offering seating at a year-round illuminated rooftop bar and seasonal rooftop terrace. For over 30 years, Perry’s has provided Japanese cuisine like miso soup and specialty cocktails for the neighborhood. If you’re in the city with someone who's not too interested in Japanese cuisine, they offer American starters and entrées like seasonal heirloom tomato salad, grilled swordfish steak with lemon chutney and the chef’s veg platter. Perrys also hosts a Drag Brunch every Sunday.
Hours: 4pm-9pm Sunday to Thursday, 4pm-10pm Friday and Saturday
1811 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
This casual vegan restaurant with two locations in DC has an extensive menu offering plant-based pizzas, waffles, toast, coffee, tea, and more. Founded in 2011, Fruitive is the first certified organic fast casual restaurant group in North America, according to veganquest.com. The aesthetic atmosphere of the eatery is refreshing, just like the customizable smoothies and açaí bowls.
Hours: 7am-5pm or later, depending on location
All locations and hours listed at fruitive.com.
This made-to-order pizza shop is a chain, but &Pizza is a favorite of mine. There are multiple locations across DC. The shop is known for its gourmet pies with diverse sauces, dessert pizzas & house sodas. The oblong-shaped pizzas can also be delivered for the stay-at-home cannabis consumer’s convenience.
Hours: 11am-close every day at most locations
All locations and hours listed at andpizza.com.