Address: 4427 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Truant police poke their heads in Mayflower during school hours in an attempt to catch teenagers playing hooky. That’s probably because it’s directly behind Woodrow Wilson, one of D.C.’s biggest high schools. When classes let out for the day, the spot is swamped with badass kids screaming their orders to irritated cashiers before they hop on the Metro to head home. Their specialty? General Tso’s wings. This super-sweet 10-piece deal is the move. Stay for a bit, too; it’s one of a handful of carryouts with seating. If you can’t get to this location, they’ve also got restaurants in Bethesda (Md.) and Mount Pleasant.