What you’re getting: The tabla de carne: a gigantic plank of ribs, churrasco, sausage, pork loin, and other seared meat
While most gas stations' wine and Spanish food offerings are limited to Boone’s Farm and some peanuts, this joint in a BP offers up more than 2,000 wines and one of the city's most celebrated menus of Spanish cuisine. That includes the amazing jamon bellota (cured for 36 months), ceviche, paella, octopus, and other classic dishes. Why they haven’t gotten better digs is a mystery. But once you’ve tasted the crab-stuffed crepes, you won’t really care about the pumps anymore.
Silver Spring, MD
What you’re getting: A bulgogi hoagie packed with apple slaw and spicy pork
Korean food can be a pretty messy affair on the go, so while this legendary DC-area joint’s traditional bibimbap bowls are great for sitting in the shop, drivers are advised to go fusion a la the great bulgogi hoagie, or have their kimchi and spicy meats wrapped up in tortillas. Just be sure to grab a jar of kimchi to go, plus a scallion pancake. Oh, and maybe an air freshener from the counter when you pay for your gas.