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3207 Grace Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20007
Find us off of Wisconsin Ave, parallel to the C+O Canal

Monday-Thursday, 11am-8pm
Friday, 11am-10pm
Saturday, 10am-10pm
Sunday, 10am-8pm

Getting to Grace St
Park - Georgetown Park Garage
Bus - Circulator to Wisconsin Ave + M St NW stop
Metro - Rosslyn Station then 38B Bus to M St + Wisconsin Ave NW stop
Foggy Bottom Station then 38B/31N/33 Bus to M St + Wisconsin Ave NW stop


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Truly driven by building a better food system, close friends Suzanne Simon and Bettina Stern founded Chaia to share the beautiful, flavorful food they love to cook for their family and friends with the larger community. Inspired by their work as food writers and educators, their love of Mexican cooking and their roots - Bettina grew up in New York City and Suzanne hails from the Midwest - Chaia's "farm to taco" is a unique relationship between farmers and urban street-style food. First in the kitchen, then at the farmers market and very soon a brick-and-mortar shop in Georgetown, Chaia offers seasonal, plant-based tacos, sides and natural drinks in a stylish, casual setting. We are dedicated to:

good food

serving delicious, handmade food + drinks
with great attention to detail


celebrating vegetables at their very best

local farms

partnering with the farmers that grow our food


offering a plant-focused menu for
our health + the environment


welcoming you into our shop with gratitude

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“Chaia's vegetarian fare bests even the most flavorful fish or steak tacos."
-Washingtonian Magazine

“'This is it,' I thought to myself. 'This is the best taco I've ever eaten in my life.'"
-Don Rockwell

Bill Yosses, former executive pastry chef at the White House, is said to have developed quite the obsession with these tacos."


Washington DC City Guide

Bon Appetit | May 18, 2016

New Tacos in D.C.: Nine To Try Now

Eater DC | Apr 26, 2016

Monumental Eats in D.C.

Tasting Table | Apr 11, 2016

Unbelievably Delicious DC Vegan Dishes to Savor

Capitol File Magazine | Apr 6, 2016

Outstanding Breakfast Tacos in D.C.

Eater DC | Feb 19, 2016

The Future of Convenience Food | Trends on Trends

Trends on Trends | Feb 16, 2016

Sustainability, in a Taco Shell

The Hoya | Jan 22, 2016

5 gluten-free dishes in D.C. to try now

Washington Post | Jan 14, 2016

Georgetown Eatery a 'Need to Try in 2016' | Patch

Georgetown, DC Patch | Jan 4, 2016

The best restaurants in DC

Time Out Washington, DC | Dec 30, 2015

DC Food Writers 2015 Round Up

BrightestYoungThings | Dec 26, 2015

New & Notable in Dining December 2015

On Tap Online | Dec 12, 2015

Don't Want No Shrubs Edition

DCist | Dec 11, 2015

DC Local Guide

Domino Magazine | Dec 11, 2015

7 New Lunches to Try in DC

Zagat | Dec 2, 2015

50 Must-Try Foods In the DMV

Spoon University | Nov 30, 2015

Chaia Brings Veggie Tacos To Georgetown

Washington City Paper | Nov 19, 2015

Vegetarian Tacos for Georgetown

Washington Business Journal | Nov 19, 2015

December's Hottest Restaurants.

Eater DC | Nov 5, 2015

The Guide: DC Eats

Thirlby | Nov 1, 2015

Thankful in Washington DC: A Warm Thanksgiving Gift

Chickpea Magazine | Nov 1, 2015

Farm To Taco with Chaia

Row + Rue | Aug 2, 2015

Person of Interest: Bettina Stern

Urban Scrawl | Jul 6, 2015

Chaia's Smoky Zucchini Tacos

Huckle & Goose | Jun 30, 2015

Farm-to-taco comes to Georgetown

Washington Business Journal | Jun 1, 2015

Plants Are the New Pork Belly

industree | May 6, 2015

5 Great Tacos for Cinco de Mayo

Washingtonian | May 1, 2015

Edible DC Spring cover 2015

edible DC | Apr 2, 2015

Chaia: Let’s Taco Bout Your New Favorite Taco

spoonuniversity | Mar 16, 2015

Washington’s Best Dishes of 2014

Washingtonian | Dec 8, 2014

Vegetarian Taco Shop Announces Georgetown Location

Georgetown, DC Patch | Nov 17, 2014

Chaia Opening Vegetarian Taco Shop In Georgetown

Washington City Paper | Nov 17, 2014

Union Kitchen Member Chaia Signs Lease

DC Outlook | Nov 1, 2014

​Chaia and All Set coming, Denson and Met Bethesda opening

Washington Business Journal | Nov 1, 2014

Best Thing I Ate: Vegetarian Tacos

Washingtonian | Jul 18, 2014

24 Hours of Eating

Washington City Paper | Jun 13, 2014

June: #GoddessVibes // Curator Series

In My Bowl | Jun 1, 2014

The 7 Best Things We Ate At Sweetlife 2014 –

The Infatuation | May 11, 2014

The 10 Tacos You Must Try in DC

Zagat | Apr 29, 2014

Things We Love: Chaia Tacos

District Style | Mar 1, 2014

The Tastemakers

Washington Post | Oct 17, 2013

The Tastemakers

Washington Post | Oct 17, 2013

These Girls Are on Chaya

Washington Post | Sep 12, 2013


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