BY REBECCA GALLERY
In approximately two months Takoma DC’s 4th street commercial block will offer a whole new restaurant experience for Takoma Park taste buds with the introduction of Vegaritos vegan burrito shop. The owner of Vegaritos is Dr. Baruch, a member of the local restaurant community. He is the founder of both Evolve and Everlasting Life vegan restaurants. Dr. Baruch continues to expand on his desire to provide healthy and sustainable vegan food options by creating Takoma’s very first all vegan burrito eatery. “The sustainable ingredients used in the vegan dishes come from local food sources like the Takoma Park Co-Op as well as local farms.” said Baruch.
Vegaritos’ store front in the foreground, Dr Baruch’s Evolve restaurant is in the distance. Photo by Bill Brown.
Soy based mock pork, chicken and beef will be the staple fillings in this classic comfort treat with meals ranging from $7-$10. The 100% vegan ingredients are prepared by a veteran staff at Baruch’s flagship restaurant Everlasting Life in Columbia Heights, MD.
“Affordability and sustainability, that’s what my focus is on” says Baruch. Vegaritos will occupy a 1000 square foot area at 6904 4th Street NW offering 12 seats with a focus on take out orders for burritos on the run. Smoothies, Kombucha drinks and pressed juices will be available as well as various kid’s specials. In the works since February 2014, Baruch is quite excited to soon open the doors.
Evolve restaurant. Photo by Bill Brown.