Vegan street eats
A new Japanese restaurant on R Street offers vegan sushi, gyoza and ramen
There’s a new Japanese restaurant in town offering a wide variety of vegan options. Aji Dori Restaurant on the corner of 11th and R streets opened its doors in mid-June and serves a myriad of modern Japanese eats. The entire left side of the street food section is vegan, or can be made vegan upon request. Some of the shareable items include the flavor-packed mango-glazed eggplant, garlic green beans and vegan gyoza. Aji Dori also offers an array of vegan sushi and ramen. General manager Billy Gougherty invented the Yasai Roll that is filled with vegan spicy “tuna,” tempura shishito peppers, avocado and crispy inari. “It’s important for us as a restaurant to offer vegan/vegetarian options for our diners because of the increasingly awareness of the benefits of eating more plant-based,” Gougherty said. “Long gone are the days of going out and only getting a cucumber avocado roll.” 1100 R St., eatataji.com.