7921 Old Georgetown Road,
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301.654.5454 Fax: 301.654.5150
It has been a very long time since I have had a good sub sandwich. Now the extended reign has ended. Lilit Café is the Shangri-la of gluten free yumminess. They are so knowledgeable, and even ask which menu you prefer when you walk through the door. I have visited numerous times, and I have never had a bad experience. Everything that has passed my lips has been sublime.
On my 1st visit I sampled the Classic Italian. When it came, I was in awe. Piled high with meats, cheese, lettuce, and tomato on a gluten free baguette. Thank the Gods they use Against the Grain French baguettes. They sell them as well. I finished my meal with the gluten free baklava. If you eat one thing, and one thing only, please make it the baklava. The filling is a perfect match of crunchy sticky sweetness, bound to make your taste buds do a little happy dance in your mouth.
I did not think my experience could get any better, but boy, was I wrong. Next visit I tried the steak and cheese. Let me warn you, this sandwich is addictive. I actually get cravings for this delectable meat bomb. I have had Philly cheesesteaks, in Philly, that were not as good as this. The meat is perfectly umami (**See below for definition of umami), and the melty provolone only adds to the deliciousness. I actually get cravings for this.
Today, I shook things up a bit. Instead of a piece of the baklava, I tried a gluten free Nutella cupcake. I cannot go further into detail, since this review is rated PG. But let me say, the effect is euphoric. Chocolatey, moist, and absolutely decedent.
If you eat gluten free, make the pilgrimage to Lilit Café. It is worth the trip, your stomach will thank you. Please note, pictures do not do the food justice. They are so much better in person!
They also sell hard to find gluten free items like pies, cakes, and more!
**Umami (/uˈmɑːmi/), or savory taste, is one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). It has been described as brothy or meaty. A loanword from the Japanese (うま味 ?), umami can be translated as “pleasant savory taste”.