Sunday, October 24, 2010

British Invasion

{Photo by HeatherOnHerTravels}

First, there was Pret A Manger.  Preservative-free happiness in the shape of sandwiches, desserts, croissants, and other tasty bites from across the pond.

Then, walking down 7th Street NW, I see a sign for Wagamama, home of “positive eating and positive drinking” - and lots of Pan-Asian noodles.

DC is experiencing a full-on British Invasion – and I love it!

Pret A Manger DC
18 & Eye Streets, NW, 202-403-2992
11th and F Streets, NW, 202-464-2791

Wagamama DC
418 7th Street, NW (opening soon)

Outside the Beltway?
Pret – located in New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, and throughout the UK (obviously).
Wagamama – locations in too many countries to count. Click here to see if yours is one of the lucky ones.

Pret or Wagamama – who would win in a cage fight?   


  1. Pret A Menger sounds great... There is also an "undercover" British spot called Perks Coffee Shop in Old Town Alexandria (822 N. Fairfax St.) It is a great coffee shop, mom & pop kind of place, with a great menu and ambience. One of the owners is a true Brit and make sure his store shows it. Everything from Bangers and Mash to a few canned items and sweets.

  2. Fantastic recommendation, Hugo - thanks for adding to the list of fab British invaders!


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