2009 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Teatime is meant to give you a break from the stresses of the day, maybe by schmoozing with your pals or family, or maybe just as a moment to yourself. Dog friendly DC restaurant Teaism helps lead the way to maximum relaxation by wisely allowing dogs in the patio areas of all three of its locations in Dupont Circle, Lafayette Park, and Penn Quarter. Imagine sipping a pleasant afternoon tea while soaking in some Vitamin D on a sunny porch with your dog in tow. We’re feeling zen just thinking about it.

Teaism’s expertise extends much further than its dreamy tea list—it’s also one of the best Asian fusion restaurants in town. If you’re in the market for some lighter fare, Teasim boasts a host of choices that include drinking broths, delicious soups, and intricate veggie sides. Lunch or dinner options include inventive bento boxes and Asian-inspired sandwiches, as well as a string of classic curries.

Even better, Teasim is socially conscious, sourcing ingredients locally and offering rotating seasonal meal options They then go the extra mile with a “Trash or Treasure” section on the menu, in which dishes are developed to utilize products most restaurants waste. Picture such inventive gems as broccoli tater tots and oatmeal fritters.

Teaism offers peace of mind on many levels, as the zen practice of teatime was always intended. We predict that our dogs will be taken with the timeless tradition as well, even if they don’t necessarily appreciate tea.


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