Work got you posted in DC? These tips will keep you well fed and entertained in the U.S. Capitol.

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{eats}

slipstream [breakfast, coffee]: fresh, clean interior and a breakfast to match. Go for the Breakfast Bowl (plus avocado and pulled pork) or the mushroom + goats cheese toast (plus avocado). Their non-dairy coffee art is also some of the best I’ve seen, and it uses a delish blend of cashew milk.

chaia [vegan, tacos]: tucked away in a backstreet of Georgetown, this vegan taco joint should be on everyone’s list. We sampled all the tacos, and our favorites were the mushroom and winter squash. They also use seasonal and local foods where possible, so your can eat with a clean conscience, too.

buredo [sushi]: two words – sushi burrito.

dolcezza [gelato, coffee]: I’m usually all about my unique, chunky ice cream flavors, but this gelateria is an exception. All their flavors are bomb (trust me, I tried them all), but I ended up settling on the roasted pistachio and salted caramel. They also serve a mean caffeine fix.

capitol kombucha [kombucha]:this isn’t a location, but a brand of kombucha available in the DC area. Their coconut water flavor brings this probiotic beverage to a whole new level of tasty. I bought mine at the local Whole Foods.

{bars + nightlife}

churchkey [beer]: after work spot with a comprehensive beer list.

{explore}

When you’re short on time, a run can be a great way to see all the sights (albeit briefly). Tailor your route to include The White House and The National Mall, the latter which constitutes the Lincoln Memorial, the WWII Memorial, and the National Monument.