DC Stories: Call Your Mother

Sesame or everything? Toasted or untoasted? Buttered or “cream cheesed?” Answering each of these life-altering questions one canvas at a time is locally beloved Call Your Mother Deli. And yes, by canvas we mean bagel. 

Known for their vibrant and dynamic menu of comfort food (anchored by wood fired bagels), the Jewish deli is owned and run by chef Daniela Moreira and Andrew Dana. Call Your Mother started out on the farmer’s market circuit before opening their first location in Park View fall of 2018. Growing beyond their flagship location, CYM has expanded to Capitol Hill, Georgetown, Bethesda (by trolley), and multiple farmer’s markets across the city. 

Alongside juggling the shop’s sister restaurants (Timber Pizza, Turu’s Pizza, Mercy Me, + Ballston Service Station), Moreira and Dana prioritize being good neighbors to the communities they’ve embedded in. Providing career training for District youth with Urban Alliance, working with Ayuda to support underserved immigrants, and getting creative with Park Morton Kids Camp are some of the many ways CYM embodies positive impact. 


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