A wildly popular and fast-growing Peruvian chicken chain in the greater D.C. area got its start on Route 1.
Earlier this year, the Washingtonian listed Sardi’s as one of the greater D.C. area’s best carryout places, alongside other Route 1 corridor hotspots like Cafe Azul, Northwest Chinese, Pho 88, Spice 6 and Taqueria la Placita.
As the magazine’s restaurant critic said of Sardi’s chickens: “How are these babies never, ever dry? Answer: there’s always a line, so they’re never sitting around for too long.”
The biggest choice on Sardi’s menu is whether to get a quarter, half or whole chicken. Options for sides include giant-kerneled Peruvian corn, fried plantains and arroz chaufa. You’ll want to try all the different marinades as well.