Washington DC: Ted’s Bulletin

Ted’s Bulletin is a mainstay in our family. My husband and I love to take our 15-month-old for breakfast or an early dinner — yes, moms and dads, it’s kid friendly! My father ALWAYS has the family stop in at Ted’s once or twice during each visit from Ohio.

While I have a few go-to options on the menu, I’m always happy to try something new. That’s how I found this hearty vegetarian burrito. It’s a healthier take on the familiar breakfast burrito: house-made black bean mixture, egg whites, green chile sauce, topped with avocado and more sauce + fresh fruit on the side. I didn’t even need a nap after this brunch. The other dish featured in this post is The Big Mark Breakfast served up with a blueberry cheesecake “Ted Tart,” the joint’s famous home-made pop tart.

The owners named the throwback restaurant after their father, a West Virginian who was known as the unofficial cook of their neighborhood. The place is home to art deco details, like carved marble door frames and metal air vents. The salvaged wood tabletops are set with folded dish towels, heavy silverware, and a newspaper-like menu that features comfort food classics like meatloaf and grilled cheese with tomato soup.

My favorite sandwich here is The Rachel and my husband loves The “Hands Down Best Reuben in Town.” Breakfast items such as short stack pancakes, to-die-for French toast, and Ted’s Tarts are served all day. There are a few locations, so be sure to stop in during your next visit to the DMV — if only for a tart or dessert to go!

Ted’s Bulletin (505 8th Street SE Washington DC // 202.544.8337)

Photos & Writing: Sara Swabb
Washington DC Female Foodie
Instagram: @saraswabb

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