The Helmand

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7 expert recommendations


Fodor's Tick Choice

Owned by Hamid Kharzai's brother, Qayum Karzai, Helmand serves outstanding Afghan fare in a casual yet elegant space. Full review →


Gayot 13.0

The food is exotic yet accessible --- your most finicky friends will enjoy every bite --- and just keeps getting better. Full review →


Lonely Planet

The Helmand is a longtime favorite for its kaddo borawni (pumpkin in yogurt-garlic sauce). Full review →


Not For Tourists

An elegant favorite beyond kebabs. Full review →


Rough Guide

Mid-priced, dinner-only Afghan restaurant in Mount Vernon, with savoury dishes such as aushak (leek-filled vegetarian ravioli), koufta challow (lamb and beef meatballs) and the delicious kaddo borawni


Tasting Table

The Afghani dishes at this Mount Vernon family restaurant are many a Baltimorean's go-to comfort food Full review →


Zagat 4.7

Diners make a “culinary expedition” to this Mt. Vernon “landmark” for “consistently amazing” Afghan fare (baked pumpkin is “especially recommended”) served by “gracious” staffers. Full review →

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