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Sweet Leaf Cafe (formerly Sweetleaf until Green Leaf sued them) has locations in McLean and Vienna and offers a variety of excellent and large salads.
Al Saray, a short-lived attempt at Egyptian fare, is no longer with us. In its place in Springfield Plaza will be The Halal Guys, which began as a food truck in Manhattan and is now "going global," with locations in our area coming to Springfield Plaza, University Mall in Fairfax, Dunn Loring, and H Street NE. I wish them well, and I hope they checked their sales projections. That stretch of Baklick Road in Springfield will deliver direct competition from Karahi Kabob House, Afghan Bistro and Flame Kabob, not to mention Eleni's for solid gyros and a handful of downright good char-broiled pollo places. I would have thought the market was saturated for grilled proteins, but what do I know?
Quick shout-out to Pop Tacos, which is probably my favorite lunch spot in Baltimore. It's basically a family-owned version of Chipotle run by a super nice Korean couple. You can get burritos, quesadillas, burrito bowls, or tacos with your choice of chicken, pork, steak, fish, or Korean-marinated pork. Onions and peppers are sauteed to order and guacamole can be added for no additional cost. I'm not sure if it's the marinade, salsa, or what, but I've always thought that Pop Tacos' food is everything Chipotle should be. You can also get some Korean specialties like bibimbap and great breakfast burritos as well.
Located in the same strip as Marathon Deli, Krazi Kebob is one of the better options for a quick bite in the area. Basically the same layout as Chipotle, but instead of tortillas you get a burrito wrapped in freshly cooked naan. You have some similar ingredients, like rice, lettuce, cheese, salsa, and corn, and sour cream, but also chickpeas, lentils, and different chutneys and sauces. Fair warning, some of the ingredients and sauces are extremely spicy, so ask if you aren't (or are) a fan. For protein, you can get chicken tikka, steak, falafel, or paneer. Everything is good and comes together well, particularly the naan. There are also burrito bowl, nacho, and naan quesadilla options.