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1336 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Recently I was in Washington DC for the Fancy Food Show. I was in town for a few days and was able to try some of the vegan food DC offers. Although not totally vegan, Ghana Cafe offers some traditionally vegan entrees on their authentic African menu. I had never tried had African food before so I was excited to try it.

Top: Fufu, Peanut Stew
Bottom: Vegetarian Combo, Peanut Stew

My combo entree was very flavorful and was more food than I imagined. There were fried plantains, seasoned beans and rice. I ordered a side of peanut stew that was very tasty. My friend ordered the Fufu pictured above with peanut stew. You’re supposed to break the fufu into bite size pieces and dip it into the stew. He said the fufu was enjoyable, but wished he ordered my platter.

Ghana Cafe is about 6 blocks from The White House. It wasn’t the most convenient place for me to get to from my hotel. It’s located near Logan Square, which is a popular area so public transportation should be available. The restaurant has a bar, so you may order drinks with your food. I ordered a Jamaican beer with mine. The restaurant is moderately priced and is ideal for dinner with friends. I wouldn’t say it is romantic or trendy.

If you’re in DC and want to try African food, I would definitely try Ghana cafe. There are better vegan offerings in DC, but Ghana Cafe offers something different. Have you eaten here or have had African food? Let me know what you think in the comments!

You can check out their menu here: Ghana Cafe Menu


Stay Tuned for part two of “Eating Vegan in Washington DC!”

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