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Lilypad On The Run Food Truck Type Food Truck

One of the best food trucks for vegetarian food. The cooking is better than most brick-and-mortar Ethiopian restaurants, in my opinion, and definitely

Sep 12, 2013 by Jen
What Did You Order?: 3 item veggie combo • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: YES • 
How Much Did It Cost?: 7.50 

One of the best food trucks for vegetarian food. The cooking is better than most brick-and-mortar Ethiopian restaurants, in my opinion, and definitely better than the Fojol Ethiopian truck. My favorite dish from Lilypad is the collard greens, but all three veggie combo items are delicious. Good amount of food for the price compared to other area food trucks. The women who staff the truck are really nice, too.


The food was well seasoned. It tasted like very good, authentic Ethipian cuisine. I was definitely satisfied with my purchase - the food and the cos

Jul 16, 2013 by Full and Content
What Did You Order?: #2 • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Now it is • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $10 (including tax) 

The food was well seasoned. It tasted like very good, authentic Ethipian cuisine. I was definitely satisfied with my purchase - the food and the cost. I tried this truck last year and was not happy but now that they've changed the menu items to something it seems the staff is familiar with cooking, I have no complaints. (I think they were making burritos or something of the sort last year:/ )


They were fantastic. Ethiopian is my favorite, and they really do it well. The service was excellent...when I wasn't sure what I wanted, they gave me

Jun 26, 2013 by HLE
What Did You Order?: Tibs Combo • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Yes • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $10 

They were fantastic. Ethiopian is my favorite, and they really do it well. The service was excellent...when I wasn't sure what I wanted, they gave me samples, and were super kind with making sure everything was ok. Portions were incredibly generous, and really good injera.


Delicious ethiopian. They often have interesting variations on the familiar favorites. Good price, and lovely cashier.

May 16, 2013 by Elizabeth
What Did You Order?: Veggie Combo • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Yes • 
How Much Did It Cost?: $8-9 

Delicious ethiopian. They often have interesting variations on the familiar favorites. Good price, and lovely cashier.


I was happy to find an Ethiopian food truck. The 3 veggie combo game with spicy red lentils, yellow split peas, greens, and 2 rolls of injera. Another

Feb 04, 2013 by sv
What Did You Order?: Veggie combo 3 items • 
Is This One Of Your Favorite Trucks?: Yes 

I was happy to find an Ethiopian food truck. The 3 veggie combo game with spicy red lentils, yellow split peas, greens, and 2 rolls of injera. Another time I ordered the same platter and got cabbage and carrots as the 3rd veg. The lentils are my favorite dish, but everything is well-seasoned and tasty. A surprisingly large amount of food and a good value for ~$8; I had leftovers for dinner.


I really enjoyed everything on my plate, and the portions were good sized. The beef, lentils and cabbage were all delicious, especially when eaten wit

Nov 02, 2012 by Larry
What Did You Order?: Beef, lentils & cabbage 

I really enjoyed everything on my plate, and the portions were good sized. The beef, lentils and cabbage were all delicious, especially when eaten with the injera. I don't have any picky comments at all - it was just perfect Ethiopian food to me. Looking forward to their next visit to L'Enfant.


The lentils were well curried, spicy and garlicy. This paired well with smooth creamy split peas with a much more temperate heat level. The injera was

Sep 06, 2012 by MjR
What Did You Order?: Veggie Combo 3 Items 

The lentils were well curried, spicy and garlicy. This paired well with smooth creamy split peas with a much more temperate heat level. The injera was a little soggy, but with the sour fermented effect I enjoy so much about Ethiopian teff and harmonized with the almost pickled cabbage and carrots. Portions were PLENTY for $7.50!


Food was delicious -- I don't know exactly what everything was, but there was a meat dish (lamb, maybe?), lentils (I think), collard greens (superb!!)

Aug 21, 2012 by jonny s.
What Did You Order?: Special combo 

Food was delicious -- I don't know exactly what everything was, but there was a meat dish (lamb, maybe?), lentils (I think), collard greens (superb!!) and some potatoes. Plenty of the bread you use to eat with, and they give you napkins when they hand you your order, which is awesome for me because I always forget to grab napkins and that's a dangerous mistake when eating ethiopian. Portions were great too -- more than enough for me and I had plenty to give the homeless dude on the walk back to the office.


4.6 5.0 8 8 One of the best food trucks for vegetarian food. The cooking is better than most brick-and-mortar Ethiopian restaurants, in my opinion, and definitely better than the Fojol Ethiopi Lilypad On The Run Food Truck

Lilypad On The Run DC food truck serves a mix of sandwiches and rice and noodle dishes.  They launched on March 26, 2012.

New truck wrap and new Ethiopian menu, as of August 18, 2012.

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