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Best for Families in Washington DC

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The treats you can purchase at Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market & Cafe are about as tasty as they come. This lovely little cafe specializes in pops - or popsicles - that are made from fresh ingredients like hibiscus, cardamom or cherries. The creative combinations are seemingly endless. For patrons with a love for chocolate, the cafe also serves hot pops - chocolate pops that you swirl around in hot milk to make your own tasty hot chocolate. People looking for heartier fare can also grab lunch or dinner at this multifaceted and unfailingly delicious establishment.

Il Canale is your quintessential Neapolitan pizzeria. Nestled in Georgetown, this restaurant serves delectable cuisine from the southern regions of Italy. The restaurant offers authentic Neapolitan pizzas, made of thin crust topped with tomatoes from San Marzano and mozzarella along with the usual herbs and sauces. Freshly prepared, these thin crust pies are made using a wood-fired oven imported from Italy. Guests can enjoy the rooftop deck when the weather is nice and take in the serene view of the C&O Canal.

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.

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.

Get some work done at one of Sidamo's tables, or catch some rays on the cafe's backyard patio. Wherever you choose to sit, be sure to grab one of Sidamo Coffee and Tea's delicious brews and pick out a breakfast bagel to go along with it. If you happen to be in the area around lunch time, never fear - there are plenty of lunch options to choose from as well. Sidamo Coffee and Tea places an emphasis on serving only fair trade, organic, shade grown coffee, so you can feel good about your choice for both its flavor and its environmental impact.

Serving two of the country's favorite comfort foods under a single roof is Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken. The donuts and chicken are prepared fresh daily and served with a smile. While the menu prominently features the classic buttermilk fried chicken, a sriracha and spicy garlic blend is offered up as well for those favoring spice. The donut selection changes daily, featuring delicious flavors like peanut butter & jelly, maple bacon, crème brûlée, caramel macchiato and s'mores. Whether you come for the chicken, the donuts, or both, you will surely leave Astro with a big smile on your face.

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.

An old vending machine warehouse on Capitol Hill, almost a century old, was transformed into a refined bistro known as Matchbox. Matchbox is renowned for serving pizzas made in wood-fired brick ovens. This restaurant on Capitol Hill is covered in wooden furnishings surrounded by brick walls, giving it an elegant vintage ambiance. Try out their signature Matchbox Meat pizza covered with bacon, pepperoni and sausage submerged in alluring gooey cheese. Guests can chose to dine on the patio while watching the world pass by.

Cava Mezze offers generous portions of Greek culinary fare like gyros, tzatziki and taramosalata or salmon. Keeping its Greek roots alive, the restaurant firmly believes in incorporating traditional Greek spices and condiments like olive oil, pepper, oregano and lemon into each one of its recipes. The specialties include lamb shanks, moussaka and short ribs. Remember to leave room for the baklava at the end of the meal. The ambiance is trendy and low lighting adds to the appeal.

Triple B Fresh is a cute Korean eatery that is known for their vegetarian options. A favorite of locals around Dupont Circle, you can choose your own ingredients to make everything including bibimbap (a mixed rice dish), wraps, bowls, and kimbap (vegetables and other ingredients rolled in rice and seaweed). In addition, there are plenty of unique vegetable sides to choose from, so you can take your pick of their tangy spicy cucumbers, shiitake mushrooms, or kim chi. A casual and cheerful atmosphere, complete with bright lights and sleek wooden floors, Triple B Fresh is the ideal place for a nice lunch or dinner with friends and family.

This is a festive restaurant, well loved for many years by neighborhood patrons. The restaurant has a delightful rooftop terrace for alfresco dining. The dining room has the look and feel of a cozy cafe. The decor is simple, with white walls, white tablecloths and gilt-framed paintings. Blending Spanish, Mexican and Tex-Mex traditions, the menu is strong on fajitas and grilled entrees. Classic paellas and the marinated pork dishes are also excellent.

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.

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