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Baked & Wired

The place to get your matcha fix in Georgetown (walk past the cupcake displ...

The place to get your matcha fix in Georgetown (walk past the cupcake display to order your bev).

1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW
Washington, DC 20007

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Barre3

The un-barre barre chain has quickly been expanding its footprint throughou...

The un-barre barre chain has quickly been expanding its footprint throughout DC—including one that’s literally steps away from Union Station (in case you want to squeeze in a sweat sesh pre-Amtrak ride). All locations have a shower…except for 14th Street, so plan accordingly.

701 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

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Barre3

The un-barre barre chain has quickly been expanding its footprint throughou...

The un-barre barre chain has quickly been expanding its footprint throughout DC—including one that’s literally steps away from Union Station (in case you want to squeeze in a sweat sesh pre-Amtrak ride). All locations have a shower…except for 14th Street, so plan accordingly.

4900 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

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Barre3

The un-barre barre chain has quickly been expanding its footprint throughou...

The un-barre barre chain has quickly been expanding its footprint throughout DC—including one that’s literally steps away from Union Station (in case you want to squeeze in a sweat sesh pre-Amtrak ride). All locations have a shower…except for 14th Street, so plan accordingly.

1000 Wisconsin Ave NW Suite G-100
Washington, DC 20007

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Barre3

The un-barre barre chain has quickly been expanding its footprint throughou...

The un-barre barre chain has quickly been expanding its footprint throughout DC—including one that’s literally steps away from Union Station (in case you want to squeeze in a sweat sesh pre-Amtrak ride). All locations have a shower…except for 14th Street, so plan accordingly.

1832 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

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Buredo

Sushi burritos taste as good as they sound—let the staff know your food r...

Sushi burritos taste as good as they sound—let the staff know your food restrictions and they’ll help you craft a roll (or bowl) that works.

825 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

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Buredo

Sushi burritos taste as good as they sound—let the staff know your food r...

Sushi burritos taste as good as they sound—let the staff know your food restrictions and they’ll help you craft a roll (or bowl) that works.

1213 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Buredo

Sushi burritos taste as good as they sound—let the staff know your food r...

Sushi burritos taste as good as they sound—let the staff know your food restrictions and they’ll help you craft a roll (or bowl) that works.

4235 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

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Chaia

Yes, the seasonal, plant-based tacos at this sunny Georgetown spot are wort...

Yes, the seasonal, plant-based tacos at this sunny Georgetown spot are worth the hype. (Hungry? Def order a side or two to supplement things.)

3207 Grace St. NW
Washington, DC 20007

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Cut Seven

The most unintimidating intimidating workout in DC—and by the end of the ...

The most unintimidating intimidating workout in DC—and by the end of the team-based circuit workout you’ll probably have made a handful of new BFFs. Bonus points for the sleek interior and card games in the lobby.

1101 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Dio Wine Bar

Every bottle offered at this charmingly shabby-chic H Street wine bar is ei...

Every bottle offered at this charmingly shabby-chic H Street wine bar is either organically or biodynamically grown. There’s a small food menu (filled with standard snacks, like cheese boards and deviled eggs) in case you get hungry.

904 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

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Down Dog Power Yoga

This Georgetown hot yoga institution recently re-opened in much larger digs...

This Georgetown hot yoga institution recently re-opened in much larger digs—although their signature classes are just as popular as ever. There are mats and towels to rent, although no showers so BYO body wipes.

1229 34th Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

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Fare Well

One part diner, one part bakery, and completely vegan: That’s the Fare We...

One part diner, one part bakery, and completely vegan: That’s the Fare Well food equation. The menu leans heavy on the comfort food, so come hungry (don’t miss the house-made cashew and almond burrata)—and good luck walking past the cake display and not ordering a slice.

406 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

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Flow Yoga Center

Where yoga teachers take yoga—and with not one but two locations within a...

Where yoga teachers take yoga—and with not one but two locations within a block of each other in Logan Circle, during peak times there’s a class nearly every 30 minutes. Bonus: Mat rentals are free your first class.

1508 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

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Flow Yoga Center

Where yoga teachers take yoga—and with not one but two locations within a...

Where yoga teachers take yoga—and with not one but two locations within a block of each other in Logan Circle, during peak times there’s a class nearly every 30 minutes. Bonus: Mat rentals are free your first class.

1450 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

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Flywheel Sports

The spin class you know and love—TorqBoard included. Warning: DC’ers ge...

The spin class you know and love—TorqBoard included. Warning: DC’ers get competitive.

1927 Florida Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009

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Flywheel Sports

The spin class you know and love—TorqBoard included. Warning: DC’ers ge...

The spin class you know and love—TorqBoard included. Warning: DC’ers get competitive.

824 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Fruitive

The certified-organic cold-pressed juices are one reason to swing by this c...

The certified-organic cold-pressed juices are one reason to swing by this centrally located café—but the maca bowls, avo-toasts, and collard tacos (which are specially priced on Tuesdays, natch) are why you’l l want to sit and linger.

1094 Palmer Alley NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Fuse Pilates

The best Pilates spot in DC—if you’re bored of your reformer or mat wor...

The best Pilates spot in DC—if you’re bored of your reformer or mat workouts, try their patent-pending ladder class, which adds boot-camp elements to the vertical piece of equipment.

1401 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

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Grace Street Market

This mini-food hall hits all the essentials: single-origin coffee (via Grac...

This mini-food hall hits all the essentials: single-origin coffee (via Grace Street Coffee Roasters), cold-pressed juice and acai bowls (South Block), and sandwiches stuffed with locally sourced ingredients (SunDeVich).

3210 Grace St. NW
Washington, DC 20007

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HipCityVeg

Burgers, Buffalo sandwiches, and milkshakes that your meat-loving colleague...

Burgers, Buffalo sandwiches, and milkshakes that your meat-loving colleague will never guess are vegan. On hot days, opt for the Banana Whip—which is literally just frozen banana but tastes like ice cream.

712 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Jrink

DC’s version of Moon Juice—grab a cold-pressed juice, order an adaptoge...

DC’s version of Moon Juice—grab a cold-pressed juice, order an adaptogenic latte, or go all out with an e3 Live-boosted superfood bowl. Be prepared to want to ‘gram everything when you’re there.

1630 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

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Jrink

DC’s version of Moon Juice—grab a cold-pressed juice, order an adaptoge...

DC’s version of Moon Juice—grab a cold-pressed juice, order an adaptogenic latte, or go all out with an e3 Live-boosted superfood bowl. Be prepared to want to ‘gram everything when you’re there.

1922 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

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Jrink

DC’s version of Moon Juice—grab a cold-pressed juice, order an adaptoge...

DC’s version of Moon Juice—grab a cold-pressed juice, order an adaptogenic latte, or go all out with an e3 Live-boosted superfood bowl. Be prepared to want to ‘gram everything when you’re there.

1800 Wyoming Ave NW (inside Skynear building)
Washington, DC 20009

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Jrink

DC’s version of Moon Juice—grab a cold-pressed juice, order an adaptoge...

DC’s version of Moon Juice—grab a cold-pressed juice, order an adaptogenic latte, or go all out with an e3 Live-boosted superfood bowl. Be prepared to want to ‘gram everything when you’re there.

1323 Connecticut Ave. NW (upstairs)
Washington, DC 20036

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Jrink

DC’s version of Moon Juice—grab a cold-pressed juice, order an adaptoge...

DC’s version of Moon Juice—grab a cold-pressed juice, order an adaptogenic latte, or go all out with an e3 Live-boosted superfood bowl. Be prepared to want to ‘gram everything when you’re there.

750 C Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

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Jrink

DC’s version of Moon Juice—grab a cold-pressed juice, order an adaptoge...

DC’s version of Moon Juice—grab a cold-pressed juice, order an adaptogenic latte, or go all out with an e3 Live-boosted superfood bowl. Be prepared to want to ‘gram everything when you’re there.

600 H Street NE (inside Whole Foods)
Washington, DC 20002

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Mason & Rook Hotel

This recently renovated, elegant boutique hotel just steps from Logan Circl...

This recently renovated, elegant boutique hotel just steps from Logan Circle offers up free yoga mats in every room—plus guests can use their complimentary Public bikes to get around the city. The hotel gym is small but clean (and usually stocked with fresh apples for the taking).

1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20005

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Pod DC Hotel

The rooms may be scaled-down at this micro hotel, but the fitness offerings...

The rooms may be scaled-down at this micro hotel, but the fitness offerings aren’t: Guests get complimentary access to Sculpt DC (a yoga, barre, and cycling studio) and Washington Sports Club (typical gym facilities) across the street. There are also seasonal group runs that double as a sightseeing sesh.

627 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Recharj

If walking past the White House triggers some angry/upset/anxious combo, he...

If walking past the White House triggers some angry/upset/anxious combo, head around the corner to this ultra-stylish meditation spot, which leads drop-in classes (along with power-nap sessions) all day long.

1445 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20005

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Rise Bakery

You’d never guess that the ultra-fluffy donut you’re biting into is glu...

You’d never guess that the ultra-fluffy donut you’re biting into is gluten-free—just like everything else served up at this tiny Adams Morgan bakery. (A handful of vegan options are made each day, too.) The tahini brownie is not to be missed.

2409 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

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Sally’s Middle Name

This buzzy H Street restaurant offers up plenty of gluten- and dairy-free o...

This buzzy H Street restaurant offers up plenty of gluten- and dairy-free options on its otherwise wide-ranging menu—all utilizing locally sourced produce that’s super in-season. If you can’t nab a table (and seriously, make a ressie), sit at the bar and sip on their fermented green tomato brine-accented vodka cocktail.

1320 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

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Salt & Sundry

Astrological signs and succulents are in heavy print rotation (on notebooks...

Astrological signs and succulents are in heavy print rotation (on notebooks, on tea towels, on...) at this shop selling, well, sundry home goods. Keep an eye out for mini-signs that indicate locally made items–like Shrub District's cocktail vinegars.

1625 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

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Shouk

If there’s one veggie-centric fast-casual spot you hit in DC, make it thi...

If there’s one veggie-centric fast-casual spot you hit in DC, make it this one—the 100-percent plant-based restaurant serves up ridiculously delicious “Israeli street food”. If you can’t decide what to order, go with the Shouk Burger—it’s as ridiculously tasty as it sounds.

395 Morse Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

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Shouk

If there’s one veggie-centric fast-casual spot you hit in DC, make it thi...

If there’s one veggie-centric fast-casual spot you hit in DC, make it this one—the 100-percent plant-based restaurant serves up ridiculously delicious “Israeli street food”. If you can’t decide what to order, go with the Shouk Burger—it’s as ridiculously tasty as it sounds.

655 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Slipstream

Locals swear by the avo-toast here (if you’re vegan, opt for the harissa ...

Locals swear by the avo-toast here (if you’re vegan, opt for the harissa hummus tartine instead)—and good news for night owls, it’s served until 10 p.m.

1333 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

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Solidcore

Definitely bring a change of clothes if you pop into a 50-minute class at t...

Definitely bring a change of clothes if you pop into a 50-minute class at the Frankenformer chain (once affiliated with the Lagree Fitness Method, although no longer)—you’ll sweat as you work on low-impact, body-shaking moves at this Michelle Obama-approved spot. Book ahead, as machines fill up fast.

1255 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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Solidcore

Definitely bring a change of clothes if you pop into a 50-minute class at t...

Definitely bring a change of clothes if you pop into a 50-minute class at the Frankenformer chain (once affiliated with the Lagree Fitness Method, although no longer)—you’ll sweat as you work on low-impact, body-shaking moves at this Michelle Obama-approved spot. Book ahead, as machines fill up fast.

1821 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Solidcore

Definitely bring a change of clothes if you pop into a 50-minute class at t...

Definitely bring a change of clothes if you pop into a 50-minute class at the Frankenformer chain (once affiliated with the Lagree Fitness Method, although no longer)—you’ll sweat as you work on low-impact, body-shaking moves at this Michelle Obama-approved spot. Book ahead, as machines fill up fast.

1245 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

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Solidcore

Definitely bring a change of clothes if you pop into a 50-minute class at t...

Definitely bring a change of clothes if you pop into a 50-minute class at the Frankenformer chain (once affiliated with the Lagree Fitness Method, although no longer)—you’ll sweat as you work on low-impact, body-shaking moves at this Michelle Obama-approved spot. Book ahead, as machines fill up fast.

433 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 200016

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Solidcore

Definitely bring a change of clothes if you pop into a 50-minute class at t...

Definitely bring a change of clothes if you pop into a 50-minute class at the Frankenformer chain (once affiliated with the Lagree Fitness Method, although no longer)—you’ll sweat as you work on low-impact, body-shaking moves at this Michelle Obama-approved spot. Book ahead, as machines fill up fast.

3308 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

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Solidcore

Definitely bring a change of clothes if you pop into a 50-minute class at t...

Definitely bring a change of clothes if you pop into a 50-minute class at the Frankenformer chain (once affiliated with the Lagree Fitness Method, although no longer)—you’ll sweat as you work on low-impact, body-shaking moves at this Michelle Obama-approved spot. Book ahead, as machines fill up fast.

1706 Columbia Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20009

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SoulCycle

Where to go if you want to bump into DC royalty (like, say, Michelle Obama)...

Where to go if you want to bump into DC royalty (like, say, Michelle Obama).

2301 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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SoulCycle

Where to go if you want to bump into DC royalty (like, say, Michelle Obama)...

Where to go if you want to bump into DC royalty (like, say, Michelle Obama).

1042 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007

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SoulCycle

Where to go if you want to bump into DC royalty (like, say, Michelle Obama)...

Where to go if you want to bump into DC royalty (like, say, Michelle Obama).

1935 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

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Sticky Fingers Sweets and Eats

Everything at this Cupcake War winner’s bakery is vegan—yup, including ...

Everything at this Cupcake War winner’s bakery is vegan—yup, including those insanely gooey sticky buns. Keep an eye out for the monthly cupcake special, since a portion of sales go to charity.

1370 Park Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20010

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sweetgreen

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot st...

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot started (yup, Sweetgreen’s a DC native).

221 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003

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sweetgreen

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot st...

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot started (yup, Sweetgreen’s a DC native).

2238 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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sweetgreen

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot st...

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot started (yup, Sweetgreen’s a DC native).

1471 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

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sweetgreen

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot st...

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot started (yup, Sweetgreen’s a DC native).

1512 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

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sweetgreen

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot st...

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot started (yup, Sweetgreen’s a DC native).

2200 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007

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sweetgreen

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot st...

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot started (yup, Sweetgreen’s a DC native).

1044 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007

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Sweetgreen

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot st...

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot started (yup, Sweetgreen’s a DC native).

2221 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

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sweetgreen

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot st...

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot started (yup, Sweetgreen’s a DC native).

1065 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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sweetgreen

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot st...

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot started (yup, Sweetgreen’s a DC native).

1901 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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sweetgreen

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot st...

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot started (yup, Sweetgreen’s a DC native).

1325 W Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

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sweetgreen

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot st...

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot started (yup, Sweetgreen’s a DC native).

1212 4th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

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sweetgreen

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot st...

Order your Spicy Sabzi or Harvest Bowl in the place where the salad spot started (yup, Sweetgreen’s a DC native).

888 17th St NW, Suite 104 (Entrance on Eye St)
Washington, DC 20036

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Take Care

This ridiculously cute, ultra-curated natural beauty and home goods shop is...

This ridiculously cute, ultra-curated natural beauty and home goods shop is basically bathleisure goals (plus, a major help if you left your RMS highlighter or Rahua shampoo at home). Check the schedule for their woo-woo leaning workshops.

1338 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007

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Take Five Meditation

This tucked-away meditation studio leads a range of mind-and-body-calming m...

This tucked-away meditation studio leads a range of mind-and-body-calming modalities (think everything from crystal bowls to “mantras for chakras”). Give yourself a little extra time after class to sip on the studio’s custom herbal tea blend.

1803 Connecticut Ave. NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20009

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The Bar Method

BYO sticky socks if you’re taking classes at the DC location of the natio...

BYO sticky socks if you’re taking classes at the DC location of the national barre chain, which features all the usual tuck and pulse moves (right in the middle of Downtown).

750 9th Street NW Suite 103
Washington, DC 20001

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The Line DC

It’s tough to want to leave the Instagram-worthy rooms at this Adams Morg...

It’s tough to want to leave the Instagram-worthy rooms at this Adams Morgan boutique hotel, but the 1,600 square-foot gym (and wellness program led by Urban Athletic Club’s Graham King) might just do the trick. Plus, everything from lobby restaurant Brothers and Sisters (including their five-grain avocado salad) can be ordered for room service.

1770 Euclid St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

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The Little Beet

There are a whole lot of OMG menu items at this gluten-free, veggie-centric...

There are a whole lot of OMG menu items at this gluten-free, veggie-centric bowl spot (sweet potato mac and cheese, grilled avocado, turmeric almonds….). If you’ve got additional restrictions, let them know—they’ve got dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, vegetarian, and vegan menus.

1212 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Zaytinya

A work dinner no-brainer if you can’t handle another steakhouse (or if yo...

A work dinner no-brainer if you can’t handle another steakhouse (or if you’re just dying to try on of Jose Andres’ many DC restos). You’ll find loads of veg-friendly options on the Eastern Mediterranean menu.

701 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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