In La Plata, Maryland, near Washington, D. C., gourmet pancakes are served in pancake houses and diners with freshly prepared fruit juice, fresh fruits, and syrups. Coffee shops offer the finest quality specialty coffees and teas. Chefs' signature dishes are prepared from the freshest area meats, fish, and vegetables in Mexican restaurants, sushi bars, and seafood grills. Italian restaurants serve home-cooked meals, comfort foods, and a variety of pizzas. Most La Plata restaurants offer vegetarian and low-calorie health foods. Five-star restaurants in La Plata serve vegetable appetizers and moussaka with freshly baked pita bread. Fast food restaurants and markets sell unique vegetable and fruit sandwiches along with the customary hamburgers, chili, and submarine sandwiches.