Just 1 block from the White House, the location alone makes this place a gem; it’s one of few affordable non-chain dining options in the vicinity. But convenience isn’t the only feel-good factor here. The “cause-casual” restaurant celebrates and advocates for immigrants in the U.S.—there are cooking classes, cultural events, and an “engagement menu” which serves up ways to donate and support immigrant groups. On the food menu, Chef Enrique Limardo serves up dishes that mix flavors from cuisines around the world, like the banh mi sandwich with adobo chicken, pina colada pancakes with pineapples and coconut, and the “Madam VP’s Heritage Bowl” which mixes Indian and Jamaican flavors in a curried chicken stew over rice. It’s like the American melting pot, in meal form. There’s a second location in Union Market.