Woodland's Vegan Bistro

District of Columbia, USA

4.6 / 9 votes

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Entirely vegan restaurant

This is an all vegan restaurant that offers sandwiches, salads, and hot dishes. You start by going to the back and ordering. They have a hot bar, a deli case, and a sandwich making station. Then you go back out front and pay.

The dishes include soul food items like collards and mac'n'cheese, sandwiches, cold pasta and vegetable salads, and other hot items like spaghetti and stir fries.

The hot bar items rotate every day.

They also have smoothies and soft serve.

Formerly known as Everlasting Life Cafe.

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Added by Kelly Holmes on May 29 04 (last updated Oct 16 14)

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I really liked this place and it seems like Dave and I had pretty similar experiences. They had a great mix of fried, greasy hot food (fried "chicken", mac and cheese, lasagna) and healthy cold and raw food (cucumber salad, raw marinated kale, etc). I ordered the greens, mac, and fried vegan chicken. I loved the collard greens, and the fried chicken breading reminded me VERY much of KFC (what I remember of it!), but I wasn't really impressed with the mac and cheese, which is apparently what they're known for. It had chunks of tofu/soy cheese or something and didn't have a ton of flavor. I guess I prefer smooth, creamy saucy cheese. I also had the cashew nog shake, which was a cashew and coconut shake and it was pretty tasty. I also tried my stuffed shells (looked like lasagna) and it was incredible. Wish I had ordered that! :)

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I tried the collards, mac'n'cheese, and the fried chicken sandwich, as well as a sticky bun.

The collards were the best collards I've ever had, bar none. I'm not sure exactly how they were prepared, but it was magic. I also loved the fried chicken sandwich. The chicken was a very thin slice, and the batter was amazing. This was fried to order so it was fresh and delicious.

The mac'n'cheese was okay, but I can make something better myself. The macaroni was a bit soft for my taste, and the sauce was a little bland.

The sticky bun was fantastic. It was soft, chewy, and just perfect.

Best of all, the food is ridiculously cheap. I went with two others and the total cost for our meal was $35, and we got a fairly large amount of food. You could easily eat a meal there for under $10.

The service was friendly, although a little confusing initially, mostly because their system of ordering and paying is a little different from most restaurants. Obviously, this is a one-time problem.

Next time I come to DC I will absolutely be coming here.

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Howard University/Shaw


No Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$ - inexpensive


  • American
  • Italian
  • Deli
  • Raw Food
  • Soul Food


  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Brunch


vegan fried chicken, mac, and greens

vegan fried chicken, mac, and greens


11am - 9pm
noon - 7pm

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