The staff at Roti is friendly and seem genuinely happy to be there.
The restaurant is set up in an assembly-line manner, where you choose your vehicle (sandwich, pita, salad), “meat” (roasted vegetables, chicken, or beef), dressing, and toppings.
As I made my way down the line, I couldn’t help but notice the meats and vegetables roasting away on rotisserie rods.
Golden and glistening, the “meats” looked and smelled utterly delectable.
I had the pita sandwich with Roti chicken, dill yogurt-cucumber dressing and all of the toppings–including my favorites, kalamata olives and feta.
One particular topping at Roti blew my mind–the hummus. It is out of this world. Tahini-filled goodness, Roti’s hummus beats out any other I have ever had, including my own homemade version with extra garlic and tahini!
It is this humble condiment that has changed me from a Roti noob to a Roti regular. Not to mention that Roti is a much healthier option than many other lunch spots. They also stock Honest Tea, which comes right out of Bethesda. It’s so refreshing to see a chain restaurant supporting local businesses.
The scrumptious, messy-in-a-perfect-way sandwiches and platters are complimented by the natural, modern atmosphere. Long, wooden tables and high ceilings create a comfortable dining experience. As I was happily noshing away, gawking at the progressive architecture, a manager stopped by to make sure I was enjoying my dining experience. This type of service made my experience over-the-top enjoyable. And this is precisely why I will return. Luckily, this addiction is a healthy one!
Photo: Amanda Jane Cooney
Roti Mediterranean Grill
1629 K Street NW
Washington DC 20006
Open Monday – Friday 7 am – 7 pm