District Chicken and Gyro: The Best Platter in DC

Alright Nomsters, who here’s a fan of chicken and rice?  …the answer is, or should be, everyone, ha.  When I was living in NYC, I hit up Halal Guys at least once a week – probably not the healthiest decision on my part, but it sure as hell was delicious.  I have fond memories of standing in line at 2AM, excited to chow down on my spicier-than-dante’s-inferno combo platter.  Well, to my delight, they’ve expanded since then, BUT I recently found a local joint that I like even more:  District Chicken and Gyro.

District Chicken and Gyro

Located in Georgetown, District Chicken and Gyro is everything you’ve ever wanted.  I got a combo platter with chicken and lamb and asked DCG to go hard on sauce.  I like my food hot, hot, and HOT so they layered it on for me.  As you can see, they don’t skimp on portions, but that’s not why I like their food better than Halal Guys.  Here’s why I prefer their noms:

  1. They give you huge chunks of chicken and/or lamb, and the meat’s super flavorful.
  2. Their salad has cucumber, which really adds to the texture and helps cut through the spiciness.  You can skip greens and request more rice if you like, but it’s actually refreshing to have some salad in the mix.
  3. Their red sauce isn’t as crazy as Halal Guys.  It’s still spicy, but not “omg, take me to the ER spicy.”  Also, I found it to be more flavorful, but that’s just my personal preference.
  4. And lastly, they’re a local mom and pop shop, and I love supporting small businesses.

District Chicken and Gyro halal

District Chicken and Gyro is clearly more of a take-out place, but they have a small counter with 4-5 seats if you want to enjoy your food there.  I HIGHLY recommend checking them out!  Their food is really delicious, and I can pretty much guarantee you’ll enjoy each and every bite.  Whether you go for lunch or after you party it up on a Saturday night, you’ll leave completely and utterly satisfied. 

Best halal food in DC

For those of you interested, they’re opening a second location in Adams Morgan so make sure to keep an eye out.  They also sell gyros, but I haven’t had a chance to try it for myself.  It’s probably hella good though!  Anywho, that’s it for today – to browse more foodporn in the DC area, make sure to click here.  ’Til next time, Nomsters!  


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