Friday, May 10, 2013

Union Station kiosk to the rescue

My boyfriend and I ended our Norfolk trip with an early return (via thruway bus and train combo) to DC. When we arrived at Union Station, located at 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, it was lunchtime and we were starving. Luckily, Union Station has some good vegan options, especially of late.

For hungry travelers in a hurry, Sunrise Caribbean Cuisine now operates a handy seasonal outdoor kiosk. This kiosk can be found on the west side of the station, near the exterior escalator.

The friendly operator warned us that he only had a few vegan menu items on hand at the kiosk. Next time, he suggested that we should check out their food court stand, located on the station's lower level, for greater variety. (I didn't even know about this excellent food court addition!)

It looks like Sunrise also has a full restaurant, located at 107 Kennedy Street NW, and a catering company. Sunrise Catering is owned by Alisa Plaza, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, but self-identifies as a "world citizen."

Below are photos of the lunches that we wolfed down. While these Styrofoam containers don't look pretty, this meal was amazing. The food was fresh, flavorful, and comforting. Even the mock chicken dish was full of veggies. I'm hoping to hit Sunrise every time I am traveling through Union Station, especially after wearying journeys.
Curried Potatoes and Chickpeas, Curry "Chicken," and Collard Greens
Peas and Rice, Curry "Chicken," and Collard Greens  

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