We walked almost 16 miles admiring the blossoms, taking in the sites and attractions of DC, seeing the parade Saturday and attending the Japanese Street fair. Our group not only contained myself and my husband who are gluten free and pescatarian, but also another friend who is vegan. You might think this would make things complicated, right? I mean what could a group like that realistically do for food? Well, let's take a brief recap of the weekend in general for an idea:
Friday Lunch: We grabbed tacos at District Taco. They were quickly made, very yummy (they had two tortillas each which made for extra tacos!), and gluten free was in big letters on the ordering screen and receipt.
Saturday Breakfast: Breakfast on the go included bars and fruit!
Saturday Lunch: Lunch was at the Japanese Street Fair. Those of us with dietary needs had a bit of a difficult time finding something to eat among the various vendors as many things sold out early. Eventually the vegan among us settled on a vegetable noodle dish, and the husband and I ate some onigiri (seaweed wrapped rice stuffed with salmon). Always a safe choice when available.
Saturday Dinner: Dinner was made by the friend's whose house we stayed at the night before, and was 100% vegan and gluten free (with the exception of non gluten free flat bread). They made us Red lentil soup and Eggplant curry, both of which were fantastic. It was wonderful to see people I hadn't met so considerate of my, and other's, needs. They went through so much effort to find great recipes and show me their ingredients to ensure I would be safe.