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Great Falls, Virginia
March 23, 2010
From journal Living as an Expat in the Washington Area
Panama City Beach and Orlando, Florida
March 22, 2007
From journal Spring Break in Washington, D.C.
sorrento, undefined, Australia
March 11, 2005
Although there's the usual sugary, fatty rubbish you'll find all over the States, the giant food court also offers a range of cheap, good food and large servings - just right if you're on a budget or don't fancy some of the more forbidding-looking restaurants around town. Best of all, Union Station is at the centre of every subway line, so you won't have to walk far to find a feed.
If you're REALLY on a budget, take advantage of the free samples offered by almost every food stand throughout the day. If you do a couple of circuits of the station, you probably won't need to buy a meal at all! (It's also about the only way to avoid the 15-20% tip expected everywhere on top of the price of your meal.)
For my money, you can't go past the delicious food served up by the Aditi Indian Kitchen on the lower level. If, like me, you're desperate for a cup of tea after three weeks in the U.S., call into Bucks County Coffee Country upstairs. You'll get a teabag and a cardboard cup that must hold close to half a litre of water, but at least you can make it yourself. (There's even real milk - not those awful creamers or half-and-half sachet things!)
If a cleansing ale is more your style, visit Frank & Stein (across from Aditi) for a big fat hot dog and a beer.
About the only thing a homesick Aussie won't find at Union Station is a proper meat pie. But hey, that's why you're overseas, right?
The Union Station food court is open from about 10am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and from noon to around 6pm on Sunday. There's plenty of seating, but be warned - half of Washington seems to eat here during the week, so claim a place well before noon if you can.
From journal Washington in a Week
March 25, 2003
Union Station is at the Union Station Metro. Go toward the shops (not toward Amtrak) and do not go up the escalator for the food court. Go up the escalator for the shops (also a couple bakeries, a Sbarro, some snack places, some sit-down restaurants, and McDonalds).
From journal Wonderful Washington DC
Warwick, United Kingdom
September 13, 2002
From journal A Year in Washington D.C
February 15, 2002
From journal D.C. Highlights
London, United Kingdom
August 6, 2001
From journal The Nation's Capital
by Gypsy in the Palace
LaGrange Park, Illinois
January 12, 2001
From journal Washington D.C. in Six Hours or Less