You can trick your friends with the knockoff calamari at DC Vegan because, like everything on the menu, it’s that good. In fact, it tastes better than a lot of the calamari we’ve had in the city. The two-story restaurant in Dupont Circle has a deli upstairs that serves a range of vegan goods including delightful cauliflower “wings” marinated in buffalo sauce and desserts like carrot cake, with icing that’s finger-licking good. Downstairs, the botanical bar is adorned with flowers that fall from the ceiling. Try an aromatic drinks like the moonflower, made with aperol, elderberry, and ginger tea.
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