Grand Trunk Road is one of the longest roads in Asia, connecting the central and southern parts of the continent for more than 2,000 years. Grand Trunk restaurant lives up to its name, connecting DC eaters to South Asian cuisine in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of the city.
The family-owned eatery dishes out innovative dishes in a casual setting. It recently added entree bowls inspired by the various flavors of Asia, such as the Khyber Koftas. This bowl comes topped with spiced meatballs, shaped with organic ground beef, and boiled eggs dressed in a masala sauce. Skip the meat and try the Sabzi bowl, crowned with a colorful mixture of veggies seared with exotic spices that are common along the Grand Trunk Road. Grand Trunk also offers inventive burgers, tikka dishes, and a roster of specialty naans that range from spicy chocolate naan to jalapeno-ginger naan.