About Chaia

Founded by Bettina Stern and Suzanne Simon as a farmers market stand in 2013, and now at a growing number of brick-and-mortar shops in the DMV, Chaia is an unconventional, plant-powered taco shop that makes it easier to eat more vegetables by making them insanely delicious. Our name means life and that’s what we’re all about. We give life to vegetables by expertly and lovingly preparing them to take on their most vibrant flavors. We then combine these seasonal ingredients with spices, house-made salsas, and other tasty toppings – all tucked inside a handmade griddled tortilla. In addition to tacos, our menu boasts cheesy quesadillas, sweet potato nachos and black bean enchiladas, crave-worthy soups, salads and sides, and natural drinks, taken to-go or enjoyed in one of our shops’ stylish-but-casual settings.


Taco maker/ cashier

June 2018 Washington, DC
“I love the flexibility, family like atmosphere of the staff, the ability to learn quickly”
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