Young and Hungry

Want Some Good Street Food? Go to the Whole Foods on P.

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This may be Y&H's favorite time of the year, when friends and neighbors and even the local grocery store pull out their charcoal grills (or smokers, if you're into that whole messy, drawn-out process) and start cooking up burgers and brats and Portabellas and anything else that benefits from a little smoke and char. Personally, I can detect a working grill at a thousand paces.

Which is why I wheeled into the Whole Foods on P Street when I saw this gent grilling up some burgers, kebabs, and dogs. The grill was a tractor beam, inexorably pulling my vehicle over to the curb like some Meat Death Star.

The friendly dude working the grates says, now that the weather's nice, Whole Foods will be trotting out the grill for lunch and dinner on weekdays and all day long on weekends. The typical offerings will include burgers (cheese extra), hot dogs, chicken kebabs, and, because Whole Foods knows its audience, the occasional Tofurky dog. Prices range from about $3 to $5.

Given the quality of meats and condiments found inside the store, I'd think our street food scene just improved by a factor of two.

A couple more pictures after the jump.

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Whole Foods may offer the only grilled food available on D.C.'s streets.

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The burgers will taste even better when tomato season hits.

  • ncpindc

    I thought Whole Foods on P St. was offering the yummy grill items as a fundraiser for the Whole Food Foundation's microloan initiative, and that they were going to stop at the end of last week, or this week. Is this really going to be an on-going thing? And if so, will it always be a fundraiser of sorts?

  • Tim Carman

    No word was mentioned about a fundraiser, nor did I see any sign. But I'll check on that, ncpindc.

  • Tim Carman

    I double checked with Whole Foods. The fundraiser ended on March 31. The current grill set-up will continue through the spring and summer.