PLANT-BASED HOTSPOT: TEAISM

 
 LEFT: Vegan "Cheeseburger" with Broccoli in Sumac Vinaigrette. RIGHT: Green Gazpacho with Walnuts.  

LEFT: Vegan "Cheeseburger" with Broccoli in Sumac Vinaigrette. RIGHT: Green Gazpacho with Walnuts.  

A challenging part of eating plant-based can be finding restaurants that serve delicious healthy foods.

One of my favorite spots is Teaism, a Japanese tea house + restaurant with locations in Dupont Circle, Penn Quarter, and Lafayette Park. Their menu is not 100% plant-based but offers many great options ranging from simple yet flavorful Bento boxes to twists on American classics like their vegan "cheeseburger." They also have a beautiful selection of teas to pair with your food. The tranquil vibe of this spot makes it great for nice lunch with a friend or a chill dinner out.