Ren’s Ramen [Photo: Yelp]
When hungry, on a budget and looking for authentic international food, there are plenty of options to satisfy a craving in DC, but for a unique experience in both food and culture, sometimes it’s necessary to leave the city behind and head to the ‘burbs.
Surprisingly, some of DC’s best international dining is actually in the suburbs. Here you will find a mix of ethnic communities where the food is vibrant and varied. And, the final check won’t set you back all too much. Case in point, take Wheaton, Maryland.
Where’s Wheaton? It’s five miles north of DC — that second to last stop on the red line (the one with the ridiculously long escalator) and it’s a neighborhood strewn together by small businesses, many serving cheap, authentic and simple food.
Walk a few blocks and there’s a plethora of pupusas, dim sum, salteñas, ramen, gyros, cannolis, haggis, and sushi. Wheaton is a haven for the adventurous diner. Bonus points for those who try the marinated cuttlefish or shredded jellyfish at Hollywood East Cafe.
Here’s a tour of some of the best the neighborhood has to offer.
via Eater DC http://dc.eater.com/