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American, Fast food
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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0.9 km from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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All reviews sweet potato fries sandwich tofu wrap nuggets flavours and textures plant based vegan place busy lunch crowd vanilla shake packed restaurant counter service small restaurant milkshakes chick chipotle
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Not having been to DC in a long time, I wasn't sure what to expect. HipCity Veg by far exceeded our expectations. Everything here is vegan (PLUS!) and everything was delicious. It was hard to choose what to eat whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or...anywhere in between. We tried a number of items on their menu, and have not been disappointed (except that knowing they don't have a location in the NYC area). While we aren't vegans, our diets comprise of vegan options on the regular as we typically don't consume any animal products more than once or twice a month when my partner orders dinner for us all, and we almost couldn't tell the difference between meat and meatless and dairy to dairy-free. The sauces compliment perfectly, the portions were just right, the shakes are undoubtedly the best we have had in many years, and no matter what we selected to ingest, everything was fresh. The staff was friendly and helpful, and patient with us while we decided on our order. We have definitely found a new favorite place to dine in DC and and highly recommend it to anyone (vegan or otherwise). We are already planning a return trip in a couple of months and will definitely be back! :)More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMG. OMGOMGOMGOMGomgomgomg. My only sadness is that I don't live in DC and there is no such thing as HipCityVeg where I live. Number one, to walk into a restaurant where literally everything on the menu is available to me is a pretty foreign concept...as a vegetarian of 18 years. It was actually overwhelming to not have just the one or two token items. Number two, to have it be SO FREAKING GOOD you want to go back for immediate second dinner? Icing on the cake. HipCityVeg, I cannot wait to reunite with you again some day.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 7 September 2021

This restaurant offers good choices for lunch including salads, sandwiches as well as sweet “milkshakes”. The prices are reasonable. You will not be disappointed

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 September 2021 via mobile

Small counter service vegan restaurant. They have both lunch and breakfast options and serve breakfast all day. Which was a big plus for us since we were traveling the next morning, we stocked up on breakfast sandwiches since on the go vegan breakfast options are...hard to find. They also offer healthy juices and drinks. The breakfast sandwiches were deliciously seasoned and filling. The biscuits were soft and almost fall apart. Wish they had added more vegan cheese but besides that no complaints.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 2 August 2021 via mobile

Two orders of the Chipotle Fajita Wrap and an order of sweet potato fries made us want to eat here again soon! The wraps were among the best we have had as of late; the freshness of the ingredients was exceptional. The wraps were bursting...with flavor. Total bill of $33 which is on par with other vegetarian restaurants. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2020

After visiting colleges, we searched and found this restaurant which everything a vegan teen craves: tofu chicken sandwich, tofu chicken nuggets, and Beyond Meat burgers. I had the chipotle avocado wrap and we shared sweet potato fries. Very delightful but very expensive!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 11 February 2020

Flavors and textures were awesome. It’s not everyday I get to eat a burrito that tastes like it has meat in it. Smoothies were not worth the price, but everything seemed to be!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 30 January 2020

You get tired of hearing about chicken sandwiches. Now you can get one. There is not a huge menu, but vegans are usually so excited to be in an all vegan place that it seems like a lot of choices. We got the crispy chick*n...ranch sandwich and the smokehouse burger, both delicious. They only had sweet potato fries. The shakes are excellent. One good thing is, they don't just have commercial vegan burgers there - they use the Beyond Burger, but if that's not your thing for whatever reason, they also offer a tempeh burger and a tofu wrap. It was counter service, and it's a small space, so it can be tricky to get a spot. Though it's small, the restaurant is bright with an upbeat vibe. Great energy, fun place to eat.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 26 December 2019 via mobile

Nice place for a quick bite. Small restaurant but great food. Good service. Enjoyed it but but is counter not full service.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 19 November 2019 via mobile

Just south of DuPont Circle is a small unassuming burger joint. Just like meat based places, you can order a plant based burger, fries and a shake.... every is delicious. We both had a Smokehouse burger... Beyond meat burger with fried onions and smoked vegan...Gouda cheese. Plain or with some of their sauces, one word... yum! They were out of fries(??) but the chickn nuggets were good. Not usually a fan of milkshakes, but my socks were blown off with the vanilla shake. Deliciously sweet and thick. Lunch was delivered quick and hot. This is a must do next time I’m in town!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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HipCityVeg is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4