Nando’s Peri-Peri

Fast Food in Downtown & Penn Quarter

South African chain Nando’s is about hot-spiced, flame-grilled chicken. Peri-peri, for the uninitiated, is a vinegary, chili-laden sauce in which they marinate the meat. Choose the spice level you want (from tongue-scorching to plain) and order at the counter (including beer and wine) – the meal is brought to your table. It’s akin to fast food, but a winning step up.

Check out the walls: they hang original artworks by South African artists.