Vegetables are the name of the game this year, according to both health food experts and food critics. Luckily, DC has a plethora of vegetarian dining options, including a number of great vegetarian sandwiches. Here is a list of some of the best vegetarian sandwiches which have debuted as of late.
NoPA Kitchen + Bar 
800 F St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-4667
nopadc.com

NoPA’s spiced chickpea sandwich is a great lunch option if you are downtown. The sandwich is served on thick, earthy rosemary focaccia with creamy mashed chickpeas, arugula, greek yogurt that has been infused with spicy harissa and tangy feta cheese. It is hearty and satisfying. Enjoy it at lunchtime for $13.

701 Restaurant 
701 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-0701
701restaurant.com

This upscale restaurant offers a great eggplant sandwich during their lunch service. The eggplant is perfectly seasoned and served on bread with rich basil pesto and plenty of stracchino cheese, which is a delicious Italian cow’s milk cheese. The sandwich is priced at $13. Remember to make a reservation, or you can sit at the bar if you are in a rush.

GCDC
1730 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 393-4232
grilledcheesedc.com

For a cheese-focused veggie sandwich, stop by GCDC. Their french onion sandwich is real treat, with loads of melted gruyere cheese and sweet caramelized onions. It comes on challah bread, making it all the more decadent. Be sure to get the sandwich with a side of crispy tater tots. The sandwich by itself is sold for $8.50. If the french onion sandwich doesn’t appeal to you, the restaurant does have other veggie options including a mediterranean sandwich made with veggies and feta cheese. They can also turn your sandwich into a quesadilla if you prefer.

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G By Mike Isabella
2201 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-5015
gbymikeisabella.com

Mike Isabella is one of DC’s most popular chefs, and his sandwich shop produces one of the most talked about sandwiches around: the roasted cauliflower sandwich. The hearty cauliflower is delicious all on its own, but the addition of pickled veggies and romesco sauce take it to a new level. He also offers other vegetarian sandwiches, and sides like house made potato chips, beans, falafel and lemon potato hash. Try it for $9. Keep in mind the sandwich shop is only open for lunch.

Evolve
341 Cedar St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20012
(202) 882-8999
evolveveganrestaurant.com

For a sandwich that tastes like it has meat in it but doesn’t, try Evolve’s oven-fried chick-un sandwich. Battered fake chicken is served on a fresh roll with lettuce, tomato and creamy vegan mayonnaise. It is uber satisfying, and will make meat-eaters wonder why they ever bother with real chicken! Enjoy it with a side of vegan mac ‘n’ cheese or garlic kale salad for just $8. If you decide to get two sides, the price goes up to $10.

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Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.