BooeyMonger in Georgetown is a unique Washington DC deli with affordable lunches, a homey feel, and a one-of-a-kind sandwich menu.
It’s summer here in D.C. and the usual hustle and bustle of the city just got a bit more hectic. As tourists flock into the city to visit the nation’s capital and the sun invites everyone out to stroll the shop-lined streets of Georgetown, it’s no surprise that restaurant lines and wait times can get a bit outrageous, especially on the weekends. So, if you’re feeling a little hangry and looking for a quick bite, wanting to just get off the beaten path to get a taste of D.C., or even searching for a new brunch destination for you and your friends, I suggest that you make your way up to the corner of Potomac and Prospect in Georgetown, where you’ll find the little deli, BooeyMonger. Nestled up in the very aesthetically pleasing side-streets of Georgetown and with a strange name that makes your tilt your head and say “Booey-whaaaat?”, this little deli is, in my opinion, a hidden gem. Not only does its name give this deli its unique vibe, but Booey’s menu selection is also one-of-a-kind.
From bagels to burgers to salads and more, BooeyMonger’s got it all. And of course, you can’t forget their seemingly limitless selection of specialty sandwiches. With options like the “The Georgetowner”— a french baguette filled with all-natural turkey breast, avocado, alfalfa sprouts and mayo — or “The Fifth Avenue” for the pastrami lover, and even the “Veggie Special,” you can be sure that everyone in the family or friend group will be satisfied. Still worried that your picky eater or veggie-munching friend won’t like the menu selections? Well, have no fear, because BooeyMonger even has the option to make “Your Own Creations,” where you can personalize your very own speciality sandwich and select from the freshest fixings and fillers. While I have yet to put my own sandwich creation skills to the test with this build-your-own option, I have gotten the chance to try their Pita Pan Wrap sans muenster cheese (yes, even their normal menu items can be easily customized— in my case, veganized!), and let me just say... WOW. This cold sandwich selection was to die for and, no matter how many times that I’ve tried to recreate it on my own, nothing compares to the original BooeyMonger version. While I chose this veggie-centric option, my friend opted for their classic grilled cheese: If you’ve ever fantasized about pulling apart that perfect ooey-gooey, giant grilled cheese, then BooeyMonger is where dreams come true. In other words, their grilled cheese definitely did not let us down (make sure to check out @20Tables on Instagram for our epic grilled cheese photo-op!). Now, if you live by the mantra that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ and are therefore a hard core breakfast-lover like myself, then you’ll be pleased to hear that BooeyMonger also serves this crucial meal all day long. Yes, you heard me right the first time: They serve breakfast ALL DAY LONG. Better yet, BooeyMonger has also recently partnered with TwentyTables, which means that you can have brunch for just $6 or even breakfast for dinner for only $12!
Grilled Cheese. Yes, please
Here at TwentyTables, we consider ourselves a community of food. We foster strong and meaningful relationships with both our D.C. community partners and restaurant partners; we bond through our mutual passions for charity, social consciousness, and of course, food. Having said that, our TwentyTables community is nothing but inclusive and we like to ensure that everyone— especially our customers— feel this sense of interconnectedness. And this is yet another reason why we love BooeyMonger so much. As soon as you walk into their restaurant, the sense of community is unmistakable. BooeyMonger’s quaint interior, with its old-fashioned brick walls and ‘Mom & Pop’ style deli display, helps give this unique deli its cozy and homey feel. But the BooeyMonger milieu would most definitely not be complete without its phenomenal staff. Friendly, caring, engaging, and positive— the BooeyMonger staff are all these and more!
As a restaurant that has been so dedicated and connected to its customers and serving up its delicious and snazzy meals for over 35 years, TwentyTables is both proud and excited to be partnered with BooeyMonger and to have them as a part of our community of food.
So the next time you find yourself strolling around Georgetown and are in need of a quick yet delicious bite, be sure to pull up your TwentyTables app, choose your $6 meal, and see for yourself why BooeyMonger is all the rave.
— Hanna Hecht, TwentyTables