Looking for top-notch, affordable West African-inspired food in DC? Well we’ve got your back. There aren’t many spots that you can go to for this mix of Ghanaian and American cuisine. Luckily for you, we’re putting you on to a restaurant in the up-and-coming Anacostia area that does just that. Join host Kimberly Kong as she takes us for one of the best wraps in DC for the cheapest lunch our bucks can buy. We’re going to a new hot spot that’ll satisfy all your wrap desires — Open Crumb. They’re serving up an amazing, affordable, and filling chickpea wrap. You know the rules: We’ve only got $5, so we need to make it count… and we’ve definitely got you covered.

Thrillist is bringing back its popular cheap-eats show, but bigger and better than ever with three new hosts. Every week, we’ll explore all the best places to eat (that actually taste good) for under $5, and not a penny more. This season, we’re taking it beyond just New York City and traveling to Washington, DC and the San Francisco Bay Area to show you where to get the best bang for your buck. So if you need a break from the expensive, the chains, or you’re just looking for new places to try in your city, this is the show for you. Welcome to “5 Buck Lunch.”

Kimberly Kong is a Korean-American food & lifestyle blogger based in the DMV area. A Juilliard-trained pianist, Kimberly scours the city for the best deals so she can live and eat like a queen without breaking her budget. She uses her blogs Nomtastic Foods & Sensible Stylista to teach readers her tricks and share her best finds. You can catch her in Chinatown scarfing down $5 pork dumplings at Reren, hanging out in Columbia Heights indulging in $3 tacos at Mezcalero, or enjoying delicious, but affordable, plant-based bites at Pow Pow before catching a show at the Rock & Roll Hotel.


Kimberly Kong

Marvin Mack

Camera Operator
Alex Glass

Audio Operator
Ted Hogeman

Production Assistant
Alexis Barone
Production Assistant
Kari Hansen

Production Coordinator
Myra Rivera

Ede Bell Crowder
Gunsel Pehlivan

Design Director
Ted McGrath

Fredy Delgado

Senior Producer
Lauren Brenner

Line Producer
Emily Tufaro

Post-Production Supervisor
Dan Byrne

Supervising Producer
Stasia Jones

Executive Producer
Justin Lundstrom

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