Sometimes, a vegan needs a break from homemade spicy flax seed couscous or BBQ seitan and onions. Sometimes, you just need a night out with upscale dining and a fabulous cocktail.
For the animal-free consumer, nice restaurants can be difficult. It's all about dead cow, chicken, and fish. Enter Zaytinya, my fav DC dining hot spot.
Not only does Zaytinya feature egg- and dairy-free menus, but the servers are well-versed on which items on the menu are completely vegan. Unfortunately, asking about gluten-free options slipped my mind, but I will ask next time.
In my humble opinion, the best options are the cauliflower, mushroom, falafel and fava bean dishes.