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The Best Cheap Vegan Food in Washington, DC || 5 Buck Lunch

Published on 04 Apr 2021 / In News & Politics

Looking for top-notch affordable vegan food in DC? Well we've got your back. There are several spots that you can go for pretty good vegan options, but there are only a few places where you can get great vegan cuisine for five bucks or less. Luckily for you, we're putting you on to a spot that's actually delicious and affordable, offering savory Kimchi Trolley Fries. Join host Kimberly Kong as she takes us to one of the best vegan restaurants in DC for the cheapest lunch our bucks can buy. We’re going to a local gem that’ll satisfy all your vegan desires -- Pow Pow. This place has its own take on new Asian and American cuisine. You know the rules: We’ve only got $5, so we need to make it count... and we’ve definitely got you covered.

Thrillist is bringing back its popular cheap-eats show, but bigger and better than ever with three new hosts. Every week, we’ll explore all the best places to eat (that actually taste good) for under $5, and not a penny more. This season, we’re taking it beyond just New York City and traveling to Washington, DC and the San Francisco Bay area to show you where to get the best bang for your buck. So if you need a break from the expensive, the chains, or you’re just looking for new places to try in your city, this is the show for you. Welcome to “5 Buck Lunch.”

Kimberly Kong

Marvin Mack

Camera Operator
Alex Glass

Audio Operator
Ted Hogeman

Production Assistant
Alexis Barone
Production Assistant
Zack Murray

Production Coordinator
Myra Rivera

Gunsel Pehlivan

Design Director
Ted McGrath

Fredy Delgado

Senior Producer
Lauren Brenner

Line Producer
Emily Tufaro

Post-Production Supervisor
Dan Byrne

Supervising Producer
Stasia Jones

Executive Producer
Justin Lundstrom

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Kimberly Kong is a Korean-American food & lifestyle blogger based in the DMV area. A Juilliard-trained pianist, Kimberly scours the city for the best deals so she can live and eat like a queen without breaking her budget. She uses her blogs Nomtastic Foods & Sensible Stylista to teach readers her tricks and share her best finds. You can catch her in Chinatown scarfing down $5 pork dumplings at Reren, hanging out in Columbia Heights indulging in $3 tacos at Mezcalero, or enjoying delicious but affordable plant-based bites at Pow Pow before catching a show at the Rock & Roll Hotel.

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