Travelers on Capitol Hill is one of my favorite places to eat in the city. The food is fresh, healthy, authentic and the prices are incredible. I have been meaning to write about them for so long now but, until my recent trip, hadn't remembered to bring my camera when I have eaten there in the past.
Travelers menu of traditional Indian style cuisine changes monthly based on what is currently in season and is served Thali style (many small metal dishes of several different menu creations). For only $12 you get a platter filled with a sampling of every item on the Thali menu. In addition to thier amazing vegetarian food Traveler's also serves a masala chai that is brewed on site with hand ground and roasted spices. Their chai can be purchased hot or iced and even bottled in a larger quantity to take with you.
In addition to their cafe Traveler's also has a boutique, Indian grocery, and Herb and tea section. They are a pretty amazing resource.