A Mighty Neighborhood: H Street Corridor
By: Christine Bean
D.C.’s H Street Corridor has evolved and changed drastically over the past few years, and MightyMeals is thrilled to finally have a home on H Street, with a pick-up location inside Pacers Running. Fifteen years ago, H Street looked like a string of boarded-up, vacant buildings, but today you see a neighborhood transformed, with new development and a community of active, young professionals.
Lauren Palmere works, lives, and spends the majority of her time on H Street. As the property manager of 360H Street apartment complex, which was built in 2013, Lauren has seen a great deal of change in the neighborhood within a short amount of time. “We were probably the second apartment complex on the block, and five more have been built since then,” Lauren remarks. One exciting change in the past few years involves the influx of mainstream fitness companies on H Street, including MADabolic Fitness Training, OrangeTheory, SolidCore, several CrossFit studios, and more. “Everything is walkable, we are no longer a sketchy part of town. You can walk to your workout class, walk next door to grab a coffee, and then walk across the street to grab groceries at Whole Foods,” Lauren explained. “It’s the ideal lifestyle!” As a weekly MightyMeals customer, Lauren couldn’t be more excited to have a pick-up location within walking distance from home! She orders a lot of the bulk items to use during the week, but says her “cheat meal” is the Sweet Chili Chicken Soba. Lauren is a big fan of variety; “I love how MightyMeals is always switching-up the menu and keeping meals interesting!”
Hadley Zamperini has lived on H Street for three years, in addition to working at one of H Street’s most famous hotspots, Rock & Roll Hotel, for the past two. Like Lauren, Hadley can’t contain her enthusiasm for the H Street corridor’s continuous growth. “H Street is amazing because everything is easily accessible; it’s your classic D.C. neighborhood! It’s an extremely friendly area, joggers will wave to each other on the street, and people definitely have the ‘work hard play hard’ mentality,” she explains. The healthy mindset of the residents on H Street has filtered into the Rock & Roll Hotel, which now offers a 100% plant-based menu at their pop-up restaurant, Bubbie’s Plant Burgers & Fizz, owned by creators of nearby H Street restaurants, Pow Pow and Sticky Rice. “Our previous menu at Rock & Roll was basically burgers, fries, and grilled cheese, so it really speaks volumes to how much this area has changed.” Hadley has been a supporter of MightyMeals since day one, and being a pescatarian, she is a big fan of the Caribbean Jerk Salmon!
Pacers Running opened their doors on H Street in September, making it their sixth location in the DMV. “H Street is an amazing neighborhood with so much activity and life, along with a lot of fitness enthusiasts, running clubs and crews,” says Pacers’ CEO Kathy Dalby. “We are very excited to be part of this lively community and supporting the runners who call H Street home.” We feel the same way here at MightyMeals and look forward to taking care of all your meal prep needs on H Street!
Place your MightyMeals order today for delivery at Pacers Running on H Street: www.eatmightymeals.com/order