Venue Info

Named for American poet Langston Hughes (who worked as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel prior to gaining recognition as a poet), Busboys and Poets is part alt-bookstore and part vegetarian-focused restaurant. Owner Andy Shallal describes his hangout as "a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted… a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul..." Speaking of feeding, you'll want to consult the vegan-friendly menu that offers cafe staples like salads and sandwiches, plus some out-of-this-world vegan nachos.

Busboys and Poets vegan nachos
Washington DC

Busboys and Poets

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Named for American poet Langston Hughes (who worked as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel prior to gaining recognition as a poet), Busboys and Poets is part alt-bookstore and part vegetarian-focused restaurant. Owner Andy Shallal describes his hangout as "a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted… a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul..." Speaking of feeding, you'll want to consult the vegan-friendly menu that offers cafe staples like salads and sandwiches, plus some out-of-this-world vegan nachos.