What is Good in My New Hood?

Today our office takes up residence at 1900 M Street NW and the lunch options overwhelm.

Shopping, dry cleaning, CVS or Rite Aid too, I am at a loss for all the usual office worker services and I need your help.

If you work nearby, if you have advice or guidance, do share. Metroblogging is all about local knowledge and I need some.

13 Comments so far

  1. Hy Hy (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 1:10 pm

    There is a CVS at the southwest corner of 20th and M. There’s another one up where New Hampshire meets Dupont Circle. Post Office on 20th right inbetween M and N. And of course, there’s the gross horny masses at Camelot just down the block on M.


  2. Max (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 1:43 pm

    I’d kill to work in that area, a 10 minute walk from my house. Instead I drive to Reston every day. Yippee!!


  3. monavano (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 1:46 pm

    Kosta’s Greek Deli…..lucky you!!

    Tschiffely Pharmacy at 1145 19th St.

    I used to work in that building; it’s a great location.


  4. em vee (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 3:11 pm

    not quite as exciting as your 15th street CVS, but get your fix at one on 20th and M

    food options abound — chipotle (across), Greek Deli (post about them loooong lines), Singapore Bistro, Luigis Pizza, potbelly, corner bistro (all on 19th between M and L), caribou down the street on 18th (much better than star*ucks and free wifi) and dupont circle park with the chess enthusiasts should make up for your loss of parks.

    welcome to the neighbour hood … have fun !


  5. Kate (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 3:44 pm

    There are a number of good, non-chain places around:
    – Well Dressed Burrito is just up the block, in the alley next to Melting Pot (between 19th & 20th).
    – La Baguette at 20th & M has great soup & good sandwiches.
    – Good Thyme on M, between 19th & 20th is a good salad bar/deli/etc. They even have tasty sushi – really.
    – CousCous Cafe on 20th at M for good falafel

    Welcome to the neighborhood.


  6. Hy Hy (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 3:49 pm

    Moby Dick’s, which is on N St between 19th and Connecticut. They have good falafel and other Med dishes. I like to stop by Lawson’s in the morning; they have relatively cheap breakfast fare ($1.99 egg and cheese bagel sandwiches). That one is right there when you exit the Metro at Dupont South. Then there’s Krispy Kreme (only one in DC), BenJer’s, and plenty bookstores… Olsson’s, Books-a-Million, Lambda Rising, and the fabled Kramerbooks (north side). Love it.


  7. Maia (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 4:21 pm

    No one has mentioned Penang and the other Malasyian place down M Street…both good…the M Street place is down to earth.


  8. Will (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

    Maia – I was going to come in here to mention Malaysian Kopitiam, the other Malaysian place (it’s next to The Sign of the Whale and Camelot). Good stuff.


  9. M (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 4:36 pm

    Big fan of Stoupsy’s at International Square, underground at 19th and K.


  10. Stacey (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 4:59 pm

    Wayan, we are neighbors now – I work a block from there, but used to work right on the opposite corner. Most everyone has mentioned the great stuff about the neighborhood in these comments.

    I am blanking on the name, but there is a great Chinese place at M and New Jersey, and if you are looking for a nice meal for a date or to take a client-ish person out, etc., Blue Duck Tavern is at M and 22nd. Right across from Blue Duck is a fabulous Spanish place – I can’t remember the name but its on the sub-ground level almost right across 22nd from Blue Duck.

    If you host events for donors, clients, events, it’s also a great location b/c you are close to the Ritz, Fairfield, and a few other great hotels for entertaining if that is something you do.

    Let’s see… hmmm… although I don’t like it, the people in my office are obsessed with Nooshi on 19th between L and M.

    It’s an easy walk to Georgetown, an easy walk to Dupont, close enough to Metro, and you’ve got residential on your other corner right there.

    All in all I like the neighborhood! Welcome!


  11. Eric (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 5:18 pm

    Dry Cleaning – I use Georgetown Valet, which is at the intersection of 20th and NH, a few blocks up from your office. ‘course, my cleaning needs are pretty much limited to “here are my shirts / I’m here for my shirts.”


  12. Stacey (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 10:25 pm

    Oh – and shoe repair! The BEST shoe repair is at the corner of Connecticut and L, SW corner, under the building (take the stairs under ground that are in the building on the corner).


  13. Jane (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 6:04 pm

    EEKS! Don’t make your way down to Int’l Market Square to eat. My first day working at a non-profit on K I went over there to get lunch. While waiting to get soup at Au Bon Pain, I noticed something out of the corner of my eye… there was an enormous rat – yes, in the daytime – that ran from under the sink to under a rolling cart. Totally put me off that basement eatery for good!



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