For those who want well-made, traditional Indian street food, look no further. Indigo is a family-run affair, and from the food to the decor – all is very much homemade. The sizable menu is presented on a blackboard to accommodate the frequently changing dishes. The food is some of the most flavorsome, well-spiced and authentic north Indian dishes in the area.
Indigo, 243 K Street Northeast, Washington, DC, USA, +1 202-544-4777
Using natural spices and ingredients imported directlyfrom India, Jyoti Indian Cuisine brings home-cooked northern and southern Indian food to Washington DC. Offering both meat and vegetarian dishes, Jyoti caters well to non-meat eaters. Vegetarian dishes include baingan bharta, aloo gobhi, mater paneer, chana masala, and vegetable chani. Inside, the duplex room has exposed brickwork, wooden furnishings and large wall hangings, and there is also outdoor seating available.
Rasoi takes its name from the Hindi for ‘kitchen.’ The restaurant uses aromatic herbs and natural spices to create an authentic taste of India. Its influence from India’s culinary traditions is apparent upon tasting the food, and the decorative features within the restaurant are very much inspired by India’s cultural heritage. There is plenty on offer for meat eaters and for vegetarians, and there is even a section of the menu dedicated to vegan options. For a real experience of an Indian rasoi, be sure to try the ‘nectars’ and ‘sweet notes’.
Taj Of India provides a relaxed Indian dining experience. Despite a small seating area it is popular with families, friends, dates and co-workers at all times of day. There are a number of tandoori and biryani specialties, as well as meat and vegetarian dishes. Wash it all down with a traditional mango lassi.
Taj Of India, 2809 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA, +1 202-965-4266