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Dolci Gelati invites you to devour heavenly treats in a relaxed setting. It prides itself in the fact that all its sorbet and gelato flavors are created from top-quality ingredients, and made with traditional Italian methods. The pastry chef at Dolci relies on some family-inspired recipes. Expect gourmet hazelnuts sourced from Sicily, cocoa procured from Ecuador and succulent strawberries and peaches from local farms.
If you have a hankering for some divine baked goods, stop by the Cakeroom for some sweets. The bake shop's delectable offerings range from "tea time" cakes, to layered cakes, to gourmet cupcakes. For those who are looking for something a little less cake-y, the bakery also whips up cookies, cheesecakes, and morning pastries. Wash your selection down with coffee, hot chocolate, or tea, depending on your mood. Want something a little more personal? The Cakeroom also creates custom to-order cakes for special occasions.
A bright pink bicycle greets you at the entrance of this little cafe located in Georgetown. Step in through the all-glass facade to discover a lively space and an enticing display of baked goodies. The colorful cupcakes taste as good as they look. From cakes and cookies to pies and quiches, you'll find a whole lot of freshly baked delights here. To accompany your treats, they offer a stellar selection of coffee from Stumptown, Intelligentsia, Madcap and other renowned roasters.
Sticky Fingers Bakery doesn't consistently win the title of "Best Bakery in DC" for nothing. Serving vegan, non-dairy, soy-based, egg-free and low-cholesterol treats, Sticky Fingers has won the hearts of veggans and non-vegans alike. What they lack in certain ingredients, they make up for in taste, creativity and presentation. Their selection of cakes and pastries is a decadent delight—peanut butter fudge cake, gluten free spice cake and almond crème cake. Pre-order a dessert for a special occasion or pop in and have lunch at their cozy cafe with sandwiches, soups and coffee all on the menu.
Pie Sisters, a charming pie shop perched just off of the Potomac River, was created in 2010 by sisters Allie, Bear, and Cat Blakely. The three girls grew up baking pies with their mother, and after pursing different paths, realized that what they loved most was baking with their family. Thus, Pie Sisters was created, much to the excitement of pie-lovers throughout the capital. The shop offers a wide variety of sweet, savory, and specialty pies, along with some other baked goods like quiches. Visitors to Pie Sisters can purchase pie bites, slices, individual pies (known as a cuppie) and whole pies.
If you are an avid sweet tooth, The Sweet Lobby in Capitol Hill is the place to be. Owned by Dr. Winnette McIntosh Ambrose, winner of Food Network's show, Cupcake Wars, this upscale boutique bakery is one of Washington DC's finest. Especially known for their French macarons, éclairs and moist cupcakes, you will not only be blown away by the bakery's classic approach to recipes, but their daring creations (goat cheese with caramelized pear and spicy mango curry are among the many) as well. Bring your friends or a loved one to this quaint little shop and explore the plethora of colorful desserts and sweet treats offered.