Good food and turns at Baja Fresh and Dishes of India

A Special Advertising Feature of the Alexandria Times

Scores of Alexandria restaurants are generous with their resources and frequently donate lunches and dinners for various local nonprofit events and galas. Two eateries that continually give away their delicious food and service are Baja Fresh in the Alexandria Commons Shopping Center on Duke Street and Dishes of India in the Belle View Shopping Center on Belle View Boulevard.

Ever since Baja Fresh opened, this eatery has been focused on not only providing fresh, reasonably priced food, but also helping local schools and nonprofits.

Baja Fresh has a number of different ways and means of assisting charities in raising funds.

They host “spirit” days, where a portion of the proceeds goes to a specific school or charity. Other times, Baja Fresh offers coupons for nonprofits to sell or give away. Nonprofits also embrace the Baja Fresh party packs, which feature fresh Tex-Mex cuisine with napkins and cutlery included and make it easy to offer food at a fundraiser. Contact Baja Fresh directly to learn more about the choices and how the restaurant can assist with raising money for a good cause.

Meanwhile, just a short distance away, Dishes of India is also community minded. For almost 20 years, Dishes of India has been hired as a regular provider of beautifully presented, delicious party platters for nonprofit events.

The Bhatt family, which owns the restaurant, has been a stalwart supporter of several Alexandria nonprofits, including Stop Child Abuse Now, the Alexandria Rotary Club’s Taste of Giving event, which raises money for their grant programs, and the Carpenter’s Shelter cook-off to help the homeless.

The next Carpenter’s Shelter cook-off is April 24, and Dishes of India will be one of the 20 restaurants helping raise funds for 750 of Alexandria’s homeless and formerly homeless women, men and children.

“We appreciate our generous, loyal customers, who are involved with lots of charities with good causes,” said co-owner Naresh Bhatt. “As a family, through Dishes of India we like to give back by helping some of these charities that assist the less fortunate.”

Consider having Baja Fresh Mexican Grill and Dishes of India help your favorite nonprofit’s next fundraiser, with the delicious food on offer.

To learn more about Baja Fresh, call 703-823-2888 or go to Hours of operation are 10 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Sundays. For more information about Dishes of India, go to or call 703-660-6085. Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch, and dinner is offered 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

A Special Advertising Feature of the Alexandria Times