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New to DMV area my reviews and questions

mrsjoujou | Jun 26, 201708:53 AM

Moved to Herndon, VA area from Orange county/L.A. area in April. We have been to bunch of places for lunch/brunch. So far my experience have been mostly positive. I have noticed for the most part portions are in the smaller side for the price. L.A. was similar but some portions are even smaller here .

I am looking for your favorite brunch spots that offers creative/seasonal food. Not your typical egg and waffle dishes.
Is Salt Line worth it?
Federalist Pig?

here are my reviews so far:
Amsterdam Falafelshop https://travel4foodnart.com/category/...
Convivial https://travel4foodnart.com/category/...
Garrison https://travel4foodnart.com/category/...
Hazel https://travel4foodnart.com/category/...
Iron Gate https://travel4foodnart.com/category/...
Lapis Bistro https://travel4foodnart.com/category/...
Le Diplomate https://travel4foodnart.com/category/...
Rappahannock Oyster Bar https://travel4foodnart.com/category/...
Stable DC https://travel4foodnart.com/category/...
Whaley’s https://travel4foodnart.com/category/...
Zaytinya https://travel4foodnart.com/category/...

Good French bakery and healthier bakeries that uses ancient grains for crusty breads and baked goods. So far I have not found any good croissant that is buttery and flaky.
Is Souk bakery any good?
How about Maketto for their pastries?

Have tried the following places:
Bread Furst https://travel4foodnart.com/category/...
Patisserie Poupon https://travel4foodnart.com/category/...
Fresh Baguette https://travel4foodnart.com/category/...
Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe https://travel4foodnart.com/category/...
Bellagio Patisserie https://travel4foodnart.com//?s=bella... (So far my favorite)
Atwater’s https://travel4foodnart.com/2017/06/0...
Old World Breads https://travel4foodnart.com/2017/05/2...

I have the following on my list. Which ones are worth it? I prefer creative food and can not eat spicy or high carb food anymore. I save my carbs for bakeries. Any hidden gems that you can share?
Mini Bar maybe if I hit the lotto!!
Pineapple and Pearls the food looked kind of OK for the price
The inn at the little Washington looks like classic french
Plume looks like my type of food
Rose's luxury
Tail up goat
Little seow
Bad Saint
Red hen
Tiger Fork

Ice cream/gelato
I have tried Dolcezza Gelato and Dolci. Prefer more fruity (lower in sugar) and dark chocolate .

Farmers Market
I have been to Reston, Herdon (Very small) and Dupont. I noticed less organic and higher prices compared to the Hollywood farmers market. Less variety also. Any good farms I should be looking for?


Rose's Luxury,
Pineapple and Pearls,
barmini by José Andrés,
The Dabney,
Tail Up Goat,
Little Serow,
Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier,
Bad Saint,
Red Hen,
Tiger Fork,
The Salt Line,
Le DeSales,
Federalist Pig,
Arroz by Mike Isabella,
Iron Gate Restaurant,
Le Diplomate,
Rappahannock Oyster Bar,
Stable DC,
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