On a Downtown block with plenty of other quick breakfast and lunch options available in the area, Breadline is always packed. This counter-order sandwich bar has earned cult status among Washingtonians for its soups, salads and gargantuan sandwiches, made with artisanal loaves, which are baked on the premises, and quality fillings. The food isn’t cheap, but the portions are large enough to keep the average person going all day. The turkey sandwich, for example, comes with so much meat that it is physically impossible to keep more than half between the slabs of fresh bread. If you’ve got room, add some boutique soda and Route 11 chips—Virginia-made potato chips that come in a variety of novelty flavors.
1751 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
|Cross street:||between 17th & 18th Streets|
|Opening hours:||7am–5.30pm Mon–Fri|
|Transport:||Farragut West Metro|
|Price:||Main courses $5.50–$11|