3207 Grace Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20007
Find us off of Wisconsin Ave, parallel to the C+O Canal
Monday - Friday, 11am-9pm
Saturday - Sunday, 10am-9pm
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
First in the kitchen, then at the farmers market and now a brick-and-mortar shop in Georgetown, Chaia offers seasonal, plant-based tacos, sides and natural drinks in a stylish, casual setting. Chaia's menu is based on the seasonal, flavorful and healthy food our founders Bettina and Suzanne loved to cook for their families and friends.
3207 Grace St NW, Washington, DC 20007
black beans with jalapeño crema 3
green rice (brown nice, herb pesto + feta) 3
summer salad with lime-brine vinaigrette 3
seven spice chocolate bar 2.50
cinnamon coconut cookie 1.50
*both sweets are gluten free and vegan
seasonal shrubs stawberry rhubarb, sour cherry, lemon ginger 4
cold-pressed juice apple-lemon-mint, pear-spinach-cucumber (misfit juicery) 5
iced hibiscus tea housemade with local honey + fresh mint 3
wine (lambrusco-italy, sangiovese-california, sofi-italy) 6
local beer (optimal wit-port city brewing, los locos-epic brewing) 6
hot tea black, green, herbal (bellocq tea atelier) 3
hot coffee indonesian sumatra, single origin (vigilante coffee co.) 3
cold brew coffee colombian, single origin (vigilante coffee co.) 4
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 now 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:
serving delicious, handmade food + drinks
with great attention to detail
celebrating vegetables at their very best
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
“Chaia's vegetarian fare bests even the most flavorful fish or steak tacos."
“'This is it,' I thought to myself. 'This is the best taco I've ever eaten in my life.'"
“Bill Yosses, former executive pastry chef at the White House, is said to have developed quite the obsession with these tacos."
Cinco de Mayo celebrations like you've never seen...or tasted
Our restaurant will be transformed into a festive atmosphere with Mexican-inspired decorations created by The Lemon Bowl
Offering special drinks all day and night
'Michaialadas'--our take on micheladas
'Mexican Sangria' made with local strawberries + citrus
Chaia Georgetown, 3207 Grace St NW
11am-10pm *extended hours*
Thursday, May 5th
SPREAD THE WORD + INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO THE FIESTA
this earth day, take a moment to connect the food on your plate to the earth that grows it. at chaia, we believe eating vegetables is healthiest for us as people and our planet
we eat real food in season, not just because it tastes better, but because fresh, locally available food supports farmers, sustainable land use, and our collective food community
this earth day, we also celebrate food's life cycle and thank our community for joining us in composting over 5 tons of food 'waste' and customer packaging from our restaurant
with our partners at fat worm compost, we are able to divert 100% of this 'waste' from a landfill to an industrial composting facility in prince george's county, maryland where 'trash' is turned into nutrient-rich soil that farmers and gardeners can use to plant the next season of crops + plants
to take part in the 'seed to soil' movement and explore composting options for your home and office, read more here
Create a Better Food System with Chaia
We are hiring!! Seeking dedicated, organized and reliable individuals for positions in both front and back of house for seasonal and long-term positions.
We believe that true hospitality is the meeting point between generous, open service and food that is nourishing for people and the environment. We are seeking like-minded teammates to help us grow.
A willingness to wear many hats is a must; you may be cashiering, preparing our natural drinks, filling tacos on the line, or helping prep and cook our farm fresh vegetables in the kitchen. In all positions, you will be our brand ambassadors, with an eagerness to talk about all things Chaia and create a superior guest experience. All of our teammates are capable of working independently and we encourage creative collaboration.
If interested, we would love to hear from you. Please send us your resume and a note with a few sentences about why you are interested in Chaia to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo by Albert Ting
Farm-to-table tacos and succulents - what could be better?
Join terrarium instructor Holley Simmons at Chaia for a terrarium class with succulents in our upstairs loft area.
We'll be filling glass bubble bowls with rocks, foraged moss, hearty succulents and a few other surprises!
Purchase your tickets here
Tuesday, April 19
Chaia 3207 Grace St. NW
Seating is limited to 20 guests.
Email Holley@SillLife.com with any questions.
We 'hyper-locally' source all of our microgreens from Little Wild Things City Farm, a woman-owned sub-acre urban farm right here in Northwest Washington DC and only 2 miles from our Georgetown shop. Microgreens are not to be confused with sprouts. Sprouts are seeds germinated in water just long enough to grow roots and underdeveloped leaves. Microgreens are tiny, baby, leaf seedlings that are less than 14 days old that are grown in soil and sunlight from a variety of vegetable seeds such as radish, kale, spinach, beet etc. Beyond being delicate and beautiful, scientists have found that that they are packed with even more nutrients compared to their adult version of the vegetable.
In preparation for the opening of our first shop in Georgetown, it is with great excitement and bittersweetness that we write you announcing our last White House FRESHFARM Market is TODAY Thursday, October 29th and our last Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market is this Sunday, November 1st.
FRESHFARM Markets allowed Chaia to launch our business by testing out our local, seasonal tacos in an incredibly supportive community. Chaia's first brick-and-mortar store, soon to open at 3207 Grace St NW in Georgetown, is the direct result of efforts by FRESHFARM to develop and support local businesses like ours and of course, all of our enthusiastic, dedicated customers who visit our market stand each and every week.
Back in May 2013, Chaia's founders Bettina Stern and Suzanne Simon showed up at their first White House market with enough food to feed 50 people and sold out as fast as they could serve them. Since that first market day two and a half years ago, we have been so fortunate to serve hundreds of you every Thursday and Sunday. To be part of a community that values and celebrates fresh seasonal vegetables grown by local farmers means everything to us at Chaia.
So here's the biggest THANKS to all of you for supporting us at every step of the way. Our time at farmers markets is only the beginning for Chaia, and we can't wait to continue this Farm To Taco journey with you. Please stop by one of our last two markets this week because we have a small token of appreciation for you!
Help us spread the word that we are moving from the farmers market to our first shop in Georgetown! Exact opening date TBA.
3207 Grace St NW
Washington, DC 20007
Do you love our tortillas? Once you try handmade tortillas, you'll never go back to the grocery store packs again. They are simple and take no time at all. Follow the recipe on Maseca Brand Corn Flour found at most grocery stores and these tips: