Tuesday, October 15, 2013

DC Spotlight: Lunch at Peacock Cafe

Peacock Cafe in Georgetown is known for its tasty brunch, but it also should be known as one of DC's most veg-friendly restaurants.  It undoubtedly earns its place on the Washington, DC Restaurants page of this website, and it is a great place to start your day or stop for a light lunch or snack while shopping in Georgetown.  

The restaurant's atmosphere --  elegant, airy, and busy -- and practical yet healthy menu remind me of a chic country club (the outdoor patio seating is especially nice in the summer).  The service is excellent and personable, and the menu offers numerous vegetarian options.  

From smoothies to organic egg dishes to salads and wraps and sandwiches and vegetable side dishes, Peacock Cafe has something for everyone.  The veggie burger -- reportedly a favorite of President Bill Clinton (a recently converted vegan) is not to be missed.  It is made with rice and vegetables, held together by soy cheese, and served with a side of quinoa salad.  The vegetarian chili, also pictured below, is equally satisfying.

Peacock Cafe's homemade veggie burger is served with red quinoa salad on the side.  Be sure to specify no cheese on top of the veggie burger if you're vegan like President Clinton!
Peacock Cafe's vegetarian chili is served with fresh tortilla chips.  Sour cream and grated cheese are optional.

Peacock Cafe's healthy menu also includes a number of tasty side dishes, such as this dish of grilled sweet potato that Hillary Clinton reportedly enjoyed on her birthday.

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