Compass Rose’s winter menu is full of hearty meatless dishes, including Lebanese-inspired squash with labneh. Photo courtesy of Compass Rose

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The Resy Guide to Vegetarian Comfort Food in D.C.


While you may be inclined to stay at home under the blankets when the temperatures dip, loads of exciting, creative, and memorable winter dishes are being served at restaurants throughout the District — and they’re calling your name.

What qualifies as a winter dish? Some may highlight seasonal ingredients, like the Lebanese winter squash plate at Compass Rose or the embered brussel sprouts hummus at Albi. Others rely on spice to help warm you up amid the frost, such as the spicy ramen at Toki Underground and the Impossible mapo tofu at Astoria DC. And of course, there’s always room for hearty, quintessential cold-weather comfort food, like Commonwealth Cantina’s warm vegetable chili and Duke’s Grocery’s decadent mac ‘n’ cheese.

Here’s our list of must-have winter dishes for the coldest season of the year — all suitable for vegetarian dining.