Bon Appetit’s 2022 50 Best New Restaurants list includes two local D.C.-area eateries.
Northeast D.C.’s Daru was among the 50. Open just over a year, the “Indian-ish” restaurant and cocktail bar—the combined efforts of chef Suresh Sundas and bar manager Dante Datta— was noted by the magazine for menu highlights such as the Chai-teani and Black Daal Burrata.
Also mentioned, just a short drive from D.C. is Z&Z Manoushe Bakery. This Rockville, Md., haunt began as a stall in D.C.’s Foggy Bottom farmer’s market in 2016. Now, the brick-and-mortar bakery is offering unique staples, like the Toum Raider Pizza (Palestinian za’atar and olive oil with fresh vegetables and toum served on manoushe).
Check out the full menus for Daru and Z&Z Manoushe Bakery.
Daru: 1451 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, D.C.
Z&Z Manoushe Bakery: 1111 Nelson St., Rockville, MD.