Your shabby brown-bag lunches are about as satisfying as rush hour around the Mixing Bowl.
Before your intestinal tract develops a case of road rage, detour to G Street Food. The brand new cafe serves street snacks from around the world for breakfast and lunch.
Obey the signs and give heed to the menu’s daily rotation. Sausages and tartines change each day, so Mondays mean merguez sausage or a tuna and avocado tartine, while Friday is chili chicken sausage with wasabi slaw or good, old-fashioned roast beef.
Yield to the temptation of soups, Middle Eastern salads, and an array of other specialties like Vietnamese bahn mi or a Chinese noodle pancake with scallions.
The concept comes courtesy of renowned baker (and The Breadline Cafe founder) Mark Furstenberg, so grab a Montreal bagel or Roman pizza squares on your way out.
Then toot your own horn.
G Street Food, 1706 G Street NW, between 17th and 18th Streets (202-408-7474 or gstreetfood.com).