Annandale is one of the top suburbs in the nation for having “true destination-worthy eats,” according to Thrillist.
The website includes Annandale among its list of 11 top places in the United States outside metropolitan areas for foodies, noting “Annandale has long been the DC metro area’s go-to for some bibimbap with a side of karaoke,” it states, “but the Korean enclave has become an even more powerful draw in the past year with the opening of The Block, a 5,000-square-foot Asian food hall from the owner of the much-loved shaved ice slinging food bus SnoCream.”
In addition to SnoCream, The Block has “everything from poke to pork belly pho to boat noodle soup at the various stands,” Thrillist notes, and “appropriately and excitingly, they recently launched a night market.”
The website also cites the Korean-Chinese restaurant Jang Won, the sublime soups at Lighthouse Tofu, the 24/7 Korean-Japanese gorging available at Yechon, the barbecue at Kogiya, and the sweets at Breeze Bakery.
The other suburbs listed by Thrillist (followed by their metro area) are: Beaverton, Ore. (Portland); Bellevue, Wash. (Seattle); Dearborn, Mich. (Detroit); Decatur, Ga. (Atlanta); Dublin, Ohio (Columbus); Evanston, Ill. (Chicago); Larkspur, Calif. (San Francisco); Pearland, Texas (Houston); Round Rock, Texas (Austin); and Winter Park, Fla. (Orlando).