The DC area takes its Peruvian chicken seriously. If you haven't had the stuff, it’s slow-roasted, rotisserie style, and it's sooo good: succulent, juicy, the savory skin complementing the comforting pillows of meat. Plus, Chix is ecofriendly: the decor was built with sustainable materials and the cups are made out of fast-degrading corn.

Vegetarian dishes – mostly sides such as black beans and lentil soup – are available, too.