Finding vegan food isn't hard if you know where to look! Check out this amazing vegan soul food place I love to visit when I'm in D.C. called 'NuVegan'.
Right down the street from Timber Pizza is a local gem right near Howard University. I have tried 90% of their menu and I recommend EVERYTHING! Here are my go to's from their menu when I stop by:
Potato Salad ( cold dish with the perfect texture)
Red Wine Kale (cold dish that's sweet)
Garlic Kale (cold dish that's tangy, mix the two kale's for the perfect combination)
Caribbean Chickpeas (cold dish, great by itself or add it to your homemade salads)
Check out their vegan specific menu
They also have several locations in DC, MD, and VA