The quality and diversity of the area’s restaurant scene continue to earn attention and accolades from local and national food media.
On one side of this cozy butcher shop in Takoma Park, a full kitchen turns out deli sandwiches, bone broth, beef tallow fries, and more from the shop’s locally sourced, sustainable meats. The smash burger places a house-blended, 21-day, dry-aged beef patty atop a potato bun with American cheese and mayo. Follow Soko’s Instagram account for burger-of-the-week specials, like bacon-wrapped Impossible burgers with bacon jam, as well as breakfast burgers topped with breakfast sausage and egg.
The name is derived from the Swahili word for “market,” which Brown remembers from his Peace Corps days in Tanzania.
The shop offers various cuts of meat, house-made sausages, pastrami, bacon, and bone broths; all the meat is sourced from local farms. Customers will also find breakfast sandwiches and bagels, traditional deli sandwiches with Feickert’s twists, and hot sandwiches such as Cubanos, Reubens, burgers, and more.
Soko, located at 7306 Carroll Ave. in Takoma Park, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Orders can be placed online for pickup and delivery.
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