The power couple behind Philly’s Vedge has brought their haute cuisine approach to vegan cooking in the nation’s capital with Fancy Radish. Set at the base of an urbane condo building, this industrial-chic space is perpetually buzzing with locals.
While these dishes may be defined by what they lack—namely meat, cheese or butter—the experience here is all about what you’re getting (not what you’re missing). Razor-thin trumpet mushrooms are a clever stand-in for pasta, bathed with a silky broth; while spicy dan dan noodles are tossed with a tahini-based sauce for a creamy, savory bite. This kitchen keeps you on your toes through dessert—when hearty chickpea-flour donuts are adeptly paired with a rhubarb- and sour cherry-gazpacho for a well-deserved bow.- MICHELIN guide inspectors