My goal is to discover gluten-free food in the District to make your gluten-free diet easier.
1400 W St NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20009
What I got: Greek salad, complete with feta cheese cubes, roasted red peppers and two dolmas (stuffed grape leaves). You can choose to add a meat for extra $$ and protein. A side of sweet potato fries, sprinkled with just the right amount of cinnamon, is more than big enough to share with a friend.
Gluten-free friendliness: A large portion of the menu is sandwiches, but there are four salad options (greek, ceasar, garden and urban) that can all be enhanced with proteins like chicken and tuna. Gluten-free baked goods are available in the case to the left of the register, too.
Overall vibe: Fast Gourmet lives up to it’s name — the restaurant is in a gas station, for goodness sake. The food is good, fairly inexpensive and you won’t have to wait long to start eating once you’ve ordered. The line tends to get a backed up around lunch time, but that’s just a positive sign that you’ve come to the right place. For optimum lunch enjoyment, take your meal to go and eat in nearby Meridian Hill Park. Don’t leave without checking out the swankiest gas station bathroom you’ve ever seen.
Gluten-free gut reaction: Going back tomorrow