19 Best Green Dishes in DC Available Year Round

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t all corned beef and cabbage and Jameson and Guinness (though we are fully supportive of all of those things, too). You can get just as into the spirit of the Irish with some of DC’s most delicious dishes that just happen to be every Leprechaun’s favorite color. Here, in no particular order, are some of our favorite shamrock-hued eats that come with all the flavor and non of the gimmicks:

Grilled Avocado with Red Quinoa, Pickled Lentils, and a House Vinaigrette @ The Royal

Photo credit: The Royal

Green Papaya Salad @ Alfie’s

Photo credit: Amanda Hines

Avocado Toast w/ Maryland Crab, Jalapeno, and Pickled Onion @ The Riggsby

Photo Credit: Scott Suchman

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Cured Lemon, Bottarga, and Tonnato Sauce @ Blue Duck Tavern

Photo credit: Joseph Cerione

Pesto Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms @ Centrolina

Photo Credit: HungryLobbyist.com

Palak Chaat @ Rasika/Rasika West End

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Hummus with Green Chili Sauce @ Duke’s Grocery

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Insalata Ghibellina @ Ghibellina

Photo Credit: Dana Bowden

Matcha Cake with Coconut Cashew Ice Cream, Streusel and Lychee @ Maketto

Photo Credit: Maketto

Spring Thaw @ Minibar

Photo Credit: Minibar

Chimichurri Sauce @ Voltaggio Brothers Steak House

Photo Credit: Voltaggio Brothers Steak House. We know, we know. It’s not a “dish” – it’s a “condiment”. Get over it. You should be eating it like soup anyways.

Pistacchio Souffle @ Fiola

Photo Credit: Brandom Malzahn

Beginning of the Journey – Baby Turnip, Ichimi Togarashi, Edible Soil, Kuro Edamame Puree, House Made Tofu, Black Seaweed Caviar, and Kombu Dashi @ Kobo

Photo Credit: Kyle Schmitz

Pizza Genovese @ Pizzeria Paradisio

Photo Credit: Juliana Molina

Key Lime Pie (and staff attire year round) @ Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Photo Credit: HungryLobbyist.com

Guacamole @ Tacos el Chilango

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Chorizo-Stuffed Shishito Peppers with Japanese Hot Mustard @ Daikaya Izakaya

Photo Credit: Nick Czar

Pesto Gnocchi @ Maple

Photo Credit: HungryLobbyist.com

Ohitashi (Steamed Greens in Dashi Soy) @ Sushi Taro

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Green beer is cool…but these green dishes come without the gimmicks and with much more flavor. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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