I first went to Cafe Green near Dupont Circle just weeks after they opened in April and immediately fell in love! This cozy new place is a cafe downstairs and sit-down restaurant upstairs. They have one of the most extensive menus of vegan and raw food in D.C. including an amazing raw chocolate cheesecake (see pic below) that is simply divine! My favorite dishes are the avocado salad, steak and cheese sandwich (which is with bbq seitan and mock meat) and their vegan sweet potato gnocchi, which is creamy, with a lemony twist. They also have tons of raw salads, fresh smoothies, coconut water and a slew of desserts. While it is a bit expensive for a cafe, the restaurant is much cheaper than other comparable raw restaurants. I was pleasantly pleased to find that raw salads and desserts at Cafe Green are in the $6-$8 range, while desserts are in the $16-$18 at Pure Food and Wine in Manhattan. The restaurant is new and still in the process of finding its feet. In the mean time, give it a try! It's centrally located at 1513 17th St. NW. Washington, D.C.
OVERALL RATING: A