We are so excited to announce that we have officially signed a lease to launch the first brick-and-mortar shop of Chaia, our seasonal vegetable taco business. Our new home will be at 3207 Grace Street, NW in the heart of Georgetown, one of Washington, DC’s most beautiful, historic neighborhoods.
The shop will continue to provide the same simplicity, freshness and flavor that led to the long lines at DC’s Dupont Circle and White House FreshFarm Markets for the last two years, but will include a larger selection of vibrant vegetarian taco combinations — all still served in freshly pressed and grilled corn tortillas. There will also be a variety of carefully crafted sides and natural drinks. Chaia will stay committed to offering all customers an artisanal product at an affordable price point, elevating DC’s local food experience.
We wanted to say a big “thank you” to all of you–our loyal Loulie’s subscribers–for supporting us over the last eight years. We developed Chaia because of our love for cooking seasonal, flavorful and healthy food for our families and friends and sharing our cooking tips and recipes with you on Loulie’s. Inspired by our personal experiences — Bettina’s from New York City and Suzanne from rural Ohio — we wanted to take our seasonal cooking offline to create the unique relationship between farmers and urban, street-style food to offer a new culinary experience: “farm to taco”.
Whether you’re based in the Washington, DC area or live elsewhere, we hope you, your family and friends will come visit our shop at 3207 Grace Street NW. We plan to serve lunch Tuesday-Friday, brunch Saturday and Sunday and dinner Tuesday-Sunday. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest for updates on our shop!
Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season,
Bettina and Suzanne