Thursday, November 20, 2014

Union Kitchen Member Chaia Signs Lease on Restaurant Space

From our friends at Union Kitchen...

Chaia signed a lease to launch its first brick-and-mortar taco shop at 3207 Grace Street, NW in the heart of Georgetown. The shop will continue to provide the same simplicity, freshness and flavor that led to the long lines at the 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 maintain its commitment to offering customers an artisanal product at an affordable price point.

Founders Bettina Stern and Suzanne Simon have worked together for over ten years to promote seasonal cooking as writers and food educators. They developed Chaia after identifying a niche market for the seasonal, flavorful and healthy food they loved to cook for their families and friends. Inspired by their personal experiences - Bettina’s from New York City and Suzanne from rural Ohio - they created the unique relationship between farmers and urban, street-style food to present a new culinary experience: “farm to taco."

Chaia, at 3207 Grace Street NW, plans to serve lunch Tuesday - Friday, brunch Saturday and Sunday and dinner Tuesday - Sunday. For more information, please email