In the Sept. 29 District Dining column, The Harvest Cafe of 2120 P St. NW was incorrectly identified as The Harvest Natural Bakery and Cafe.
Now that the cool fall weather has arrived and the herbs, spices and aromatic weeds growing in your window box have started to dwindle, you might want to sample some "health-conscious" food at a neighborhood vegetarian restaurant. Listed below are some restaurants that offer vegetarian entrees and side dishes. A few require advance notice for very specialized meals, so you would be wise to call before requesting anything too exotic.
AE (American Express), DC (Diners Club), CB (Carte Blanche), MC (MasterCard), V (Visa). "Free Parking" indicates restaurant has a parking lot, otherwise expect street parking or commercial lots.
Food For Thought, 1738 Connecticut Ave. NW. 797-1095. Hours: M-F 11:30 a.m. to midnight, (closed on Monday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.), Sat. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., Sun. 5 p.m. to midnight. Credit cards not accepted. Street and commercial parking. Salads, seafood, sandwiches and lots of vegetables. Nightly dinner specials. (Specials not served after 12:30 a.m. Sat. and 10 p.m. Sun.)
Health's A-Poppin, 2020 K St. NW. 466-6616. Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Credit cards not accepted. Street and commercial parking. Various cheeses, raw and cooked vegetables, yogurt and whole-grain breads.
The Harvest Natural Bakery and Cafe, 2120 P St. NW. 429-1948. Hours: Tues.-Sat. noon to 10 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Monday. Credit cards: MC, V. Street parking. Emphasis on whole grains. Salads, seafood and noodles.
Paru's Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, 2010 S St. NW. 483-5133. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun. 12 noon to 9 p.m. Credit cards not accepted. Street parking. Indian food, from masala dosa (pancake rolls) to lassi (yogurt-based beverage).
Madurai, 3318 M St. NW. 333-0997. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Credit cards: AE, MC, V. Street and commercial parking. Indian breads, curries and vegetable dishes.
Wild Oats, 2120 P St. NW. 659-3954. Hours: M-F 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Closed weekends. Credit cards: AE, DC, MC, V. Street parking. Serving fresh produce, grains and beans in a variety of combinations.
Au Pied de Cochon, 1335 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 333-5440. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 24 hours. Sun. 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Credit cards: MC, V. Street parking. Continental cuisine in plentiful portions.
The Iron Gate Inn, 1734 N. St. NW. 737-1370. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun. noon to 10 p.m. Credit cards: AE, MC, V. Street parking. Offerings include a Middle Eastern salad and vegetarian curry.
The Fishery, 5511 Conn. Ave. NW. 363-2144. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Credit cards: AE, DC, CB, MC, V. Free Parking. Mostly seafood. Salad and vegetable served with entree.