Simit and Smith (124 W 72nd Street, NYC, 212.496.6605)
If you’re looking for something quick, swing by for some to-go nourishment before melding into the balloon-watching crowd.
Over the years, the New York-style bagel has come to dominate breakfast buffets and brunch tables, but
Simit + Smith, the fast-casual Turkish cafe in the heart of Mid-town, is bringing street food indoors with their new street food menu featuring authentic dishes like Döner Durum,
Simit & Smith, which serves street food from Istanbul and the Mediterranean, has added new items to its menu for the fall.
NBC4's Barbara Harrison speaks with Basar Akkuzu about Turkish cuisine and his new restaurant, Simit & Smith.
What popular breakfast bread is round in shape, golden brown in color and covered in sesame? It's not a bagel; it's the simit. Here's what you need to know about the new-to-D.C. food.
Confession. I am a carboholic. I begin every day by consuming half a bagel topped with a thin layer of light cream cheese. On occasion, I swap the bagel for a slice of toast, but this isn’t nearly as satisfying. My carb addiction goes far beyond my morning routine, so I am elated when a recent menu tasting at Simit + Smith in Georgetown begins with a sampling of their baked goods.
Turkish breads, including the bagel-like "simit," an Istanbul street snack, line the window of this attractive brick-walled counter serve in Georgetown that also offers "simitwiches" with unique fillings like lamb and babaghanoush, plus Mediterranean salads and tea and coffee drinks. P.S. There's a serene seating area upstairs.
The famous NYC based Turkish bakery and cafe has finally opened a location in Washington, DC, right in the heart of Georgetown on Wisconsin Avenue, NW! Simit + Smith serves amazing, fresh Turkish artisanal breads, wraps, soups, salads, sandwiches (simitwiches), desserts and hot & cold drinks. With it's tasty food & pleasant staff this slick new cafe will be your new go-to breakfast (anytime) spot!
The two-story eatery has original hardwood flooring and exposed brick walls throughout. The first floor has a counter where you order and display cases, while the second floor is sunny and serene with seating for 24.
There is another Turkish delight in town: Simit & Smith, a Turkish bakery and cafe at 1077 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
If you had to force me to choose between Turkish food and guacamole, it’d be my version of Sophie’s Choice. One of the advantages to big-city living is the access to authentic ethnic food – the variety, the quality, and the sheer abundance. When I left Istanbul, I knew that finding my favorite street food would be impossible. But with the launch of Simit + Smith in Georgetown, I once again can get a taste of Turkey in my own backyard
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D.C. gets another Turkish breakfast option with bakery chain Simit + Smith. Try their specialty of a Turkish circular bread (simit) with feta cheese, kasseri cheese, black olives, tomatoes, a hard boiled egg, butter, honey, seasonal jams, orange juice, and coffee or tea. Go lighter with yogurt with granola or simit chips.