Best Uruguayan Sandwich
Fast Gourmet at Lowest Best Price Gas
1400 W St. NW, (202) 448-9217
OK, there aren’t too many places around town that serve fare from Uruguay. But the overlooked South American nation’s chivito could be the next big thing for foodies looking for a satisfying, tasty sandwich. Why? Assuming the current artisanal banh mi craze calms down later this year, local chefs might instead try to create high-end variations of the belly-busting chivito, which pairs beef tenderloin and Black Forest ham with mozzarella, bacon, green olives, hard-boiled eggs, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a mayo-slathered grilled roll. In the meantime, the best chivito in D.C. can be found at Fast Gourmet at the Lowest Best Price gas station on 14th Street NW. If you’re turned off by a chivito hunt that involves a stop at a gas station, there’s talk of Fast Gourmet opening new locations. Which means the great chivito could be on its way to greater awareness.