Open to the public:

The Forrestal Cafeteria is open to Department of Energy employees and to the public.  The cafeteria is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and is located at the Department of Energy's Forrestal building at 1000 Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, 20585, across the street from the Smithsonian Castle.  The cafeteria is located on the east side of the L'Enfant Plaza street. 

Curbside Kitchen food trucks are situated on the street and are open to Department of Energy employees and to the public.  The food trucks are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm.  Trucks will be parked on 10th Street and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC, 20585, a half a block from Independence Avenue, sheltered under the Department of Energy's Forrestal building.

Forrestal Cafeteria

The Forrestal cafeteria is open to employees and to the public.

The Forrestal Cafeteria is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  

Daily Breakfast Buffet
Scrambled Eggs, Assorted Breakfast Meats, French Toast or Waffles, Breakfast Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables, Fresh Baked Biscuits with Country Gravy, Rotating Special Items.

Assorted Fruits with Honeydew, Watermelon, Pineapple Cottage Cheese, Vanilla Yogurt, Strawberry Yogurt.

Tuesdays: Taco Tuesday
Flour Tortilla, Taco Shells, Tortilla Chips, Pork Carnitas, Chicken Fajitas, Mexican Picante Ground Beef, Pollock, Pollock Bites (Fish Tacos), Fried Yucca, Tostones, Cilantro Lime Infused Rice, Southwest Black Beans, Roasted Cumin Corn, Salsa Verde, Tomato salsa, Sour Cream, Pickled Jalapenos, Shredded Cheddar, Queso Blanco.

Wednesdays: Asian Cuisine
Hot Honey Sesame Wings, Orange Chicken, Teriyaki Pork, Steamed White Rice, Fried Rice, Vegetable Lo Mein, Pork Vegetable Lo Mein, Pork Vegetable Egg Rolls, Steamed Broccoli, Roasted Tofu.

Thursdays: Italian Cuisine
Pastas: Cavatappi (Corkscrew Macaroni), Cheese Tortellini, Linguine
Sauces: Marinara, Alfredo, Bolognese
Sides: Meatballs, Roasted Mild Italian Sausage, Herb Roasted Boneless Chicken Thigh, Roasted Vegetables, Garlic Bread.

Curbside Kitchen Food Trucks

Curbside Kitchen is locating a variety of easily accessible food truck cuisine outside of the Forrestal building.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. trucks will be parked on 10th Street and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC, 20585, a half a block from Independence Avenue, sheltered under the Department of Energy's Forrestal building.

Curbside Kitchen schedule of food trucks:
Use the Curbside Kitchen app or website, and search by the address (1000 Independence Ave, SW, Washington DC), and the date (Tuesdays or Wednesdays) to find the food truck schedule.

Other food services and food related resources at the Forrestal and Germantown buildings for Department of Energy employees:

Employees should use the Department's Energy Hub page on Employee Services at HQ for information on all the food services and infrastructure that are at the Forrestal and Germantown buildings.  The Energy Hub is on the DOE employee intranet and can only be accessed by a system with access to the DOE network, and is not available through public access.  These services include:

  • Forrestal Subway
  • Forrestal Dunkin' Donuts
  • Forrestal 4th Floor Fresh Express Café Snack Bar
  • 24-Hour Mini Marts and Coffee Kiosks
  • Vending Machines
  • Filtered Water Filling Stations and Ice Machines
  • Kitchenettes for Employees to Prepare Meals