Local and national media outlets continue to pay attention to the area’s restaurant scene due to its quality and diversity.
When asked in a recent live chat if she’s had any good vegetarian sandwiches lately, Washingtonian Magazine executive food editor Ann Limpert praised the vegan mushroom reuben at The Girl & The Vine in Takoma Park:
Honestly, tempeh is something that always reminds me of my college co-op’s kitchen. But the fermented soybean slabs are transformed into an amazing and crunchy katsu sandwich at Elle in Mount Pleasant. And I adore the vegan mushroom reuben at the Girl and the Vine in Takoma Park. Beats many of the cheffy meat-based ones I’ve had lately.
The $13 vegan mushroom reuben features roasted mixed mushrooms, vegan cheese, Russian dressing, and sauerkraut on marbled rye.
The Girl & The Vine opened in March of 2019 at 7071 Carroll Ave. in Takoma Park, where Capital City Cheesecake was previously located. The restaurant has received critical acclaim since opening, including being recognized as a finalist in the Hottest Sandwich Spot category at this year’s RAMMY Awards.
Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema praised the restaurant in a November 2020 live chat “for good takeout sandwiches that I, too, gobbled up while sitting at the bar in pre-pandemic times. If it’s offered, spring for the juicy chicken schnitzel BLT served on an onion bun.”
Photo: Michelle Vasquez Photography (via The Girl & The Vine / Instagram)