SunDeVich in Washington DC is the bomb!

SunDeVich in Washington DC is the bomb!
by Esfand Aashena

Last week our very good friend, Bahram jaan, introduced us to SunDeVich and we tried it and the sandwiches there are delicious!  We tried their Beirut, Istanbul and Shiraz sandiwches and they were all very good.  Menu.

SunDeVich is at 1314 9th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20001 and the shop is actually behind the building in the 1314 building in 9th so you'll have to look in the alley for the SunDevich sign to find it.  Just plug in the address in the GPS and it'll get you there.

Besides Iranian and international sandwiches they also have a mean torshi that they sell in a jar.  We tried their eggplant dip thinking it is kashke bademjoon but it's actually a mediteranean dip (I think) with crushed garlic and eggplant which they serve with bagettes.  We'll have to try the rest of their sandwiches on other occasions.

If you're in the area check them out the sandwiches are very good.  I think JJJ would like and will give his stamp of approval!  Bahram jaan is going to drive 14 hours to give them a try and if you're further than 14 hours drive hop on a plane!

I just thought to let you guys know now that I've tasted their sandwiches that brought back memories from back home.  The sandwich shop itself it's well decorated with a mix of new and old.


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Esfand Aashena

Come to think of it, I think the eggplant mix is Mirza Ghasemi.

by Esfand Aashena on

I'm used to Mirza Ghasemi being warm but their's is served cold.  Still very good and recommended. 

Everything is sacred


sundevich website

by sarshar45 on




A non-traditional space lends itself to a non-traditional sandwich
shop. Most sandwich shops in the city have a flavor profile that
carries through their entire product line. Whether it be Italian,
Jewish, or Middle Eastern influenced, many menu items taste similar to
one another which can get a little boring. At SUNdeVICH we wanted to
address this fact by using the world as our flavor guide and our
immediate backyard for our ingredients. SUNdeVICH offers a wide range
of flavors, textures and combinations that may seem familiar but have a
distinct twist.


thanks for recommending this sandwich shop... it looks like it is definitely worth checking out!



Esfand Aashena

If ur coming from far away places order the rest of th menu 2go!

by Esfand Aashena on

Everything is sacred


My Bad Esfand Jaan!

by Faramarz on

So I guess the chef is improvising.

Esfand Aashena

Try their tongue sandwich (Shiraz) except if ur chatty already!

by Esfand Aashena on

Everything is sacred


hmmmmm - next time in DC, I will be eating good

by MM on


Esfand Aashena

فرامرز جان ما رو دست کم گرفتی‌!

Esfand Aashena

Bahram jaan, you'll like it, a lunch or late lunch or early dinner.  I think the place will be better in summer when days are longer.  

Faramarz jaan it is not baba ghanoosh!  The menu says "garlic, egg, tomato, spices".  It's sort of like a brined vegetable mix, where most of the ingredients are chopped, only the garlic is diced/crushed.  I am regular customer of Lebanese dips and baba ghanoosh, ey baba!

I guess the main thing I liked about this place is that we have plenty of kabob places now, plenty of Afghan kabobs as well, but no sandwich shop.  This is a good sandwich shop that caters to our unique taste! 

Everything is sacred


Ba Ba Ghanoush Esfand Jaan

by Faramarz on

The eggplant dip is Ba Ba Ghanoush which is eggplant, garlic and Tahini.

I guess that I have to get into my car and drive east soon!


Esfand Jan

by bahram9821 on

I am on my way, just packed the car, see you tomorrow for lunch lol.