Need a new spot for date night? Look no further! Chefs Kate Jacoby and Richard Landau, owners of award-winning (and all-vegan!) restaurant Vedge in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, recently opened a new restaurant, Fancy Radish in Washington, DC. Fancy Radish opened in the nation’s capital on March 22nd and will serve dinner five nights a week to start, but Jacoby and Landau plan to extend their hours in the future.
The name of Fancy Radish was inspired by one of Vedge’s popular radish dishes. “You think radish, and you think one simple little radish that’s on a salad bar,” said Jacoby. “[But] you get all these different radishes that pop when you do something different to them. So you take something humble, and you elevate it.”
Fancy Radish will feature items such as Szechuan dan-dan noodles but instead of minced pork, mushrooms and a red chili-sesame sauce will be the star.
“I always tell our staff that people are here to eat and it just has to taste amazing,” Jacoby told the Washingtonian. “If they want to think about it and talk about it, they can. But I don’t want to force that on anybody. What I really want to do is have them look at this food, eat with their eyes, smell it, and be like ‘This is fantastic.'”
With vegan restaurants popping up left and right (not to mention, demand for plant-based food is up by 140 percent!) it’s clear plant-based food is here to stay. Fancy Radish is located at 600 H St., NE so be sure to stop in and say hello! You can also follow them on Instagram and Facebook. We can’t wait to give ’em a try!
To learn more about trends and developments in the plant-based food space, check out the #EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias podcast!
Lead Image Source: Fancy Radish