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Top 5 Dessert Places in DC Because Treat Yourself

Do you realllllly need a reason to indulge?  The answer is always no, but tomorrow IS National Dessert Day so we’re highlighting 5 of our favorite spots.  We’re covering everything from gelato to crazy delicious doughnuts so make sure you stick with us until the very end.

1.  Rose Ave Bakery

Words can’t even begin to express how much we love Rose Ave.  If you haven’t experienced their deliciousness yet, you’re high key missing out. Expect Asian-American treats, both sweet and savory, that are inventive and stupid tasty.

rose ave bakery

We recommend their passion fruit donut, spam musubi croissant, matcha chocolate cookie, and mochi puffs.  You really can’t go wrong with anything you get though.  Visit them at The Block DC to get your fix, and they sell out all the damn time so make sure you set your alarm to preorder.

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2.  Dolcezza Gelato

Dolcezza’s easily our favorite gelato spot in the DMV area.  We’ve never had a flavor we didn’t love, and their creamy goodness is a must, especially on days you need a scrumptious pick-me-up.

dolcezza gelato

You can find their products in Whole Foods stores nationwide, but they also deliver straight to your door.  There are currently 11 flavors available, but we highly, HIGHLY recommend getting the dark chocolate, stracciatella, and tramontana…at least to start.


Apparently this gem of a bakery is one of the best bakeries in the US?!?! We believe it!  We can’t get enough of their pastries – whether you’re in the mood for a cheese and veggie scone or chocolate croissant (WOW), you’ll leave happy and full.

They have some of the best bread we’ve ever tasted so you know lunch is a must!  And apparently they have pizza nights so that’s now on our list of noms to devour.  Let us know what you think if you go before we do.  Thanks fam!

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4.  Baked & Wired

The. Best. Damn. Cupcakes. Around.  Seriously though, Baked & Wired’s just next level.  The frosting to cake ratio is on point, and the texture?  Out of this world good, and we love that their sweets aren’t too, TOO sweet.

baked and wired

Although they offer a slew of desserts, their cakecups are where it’s at.  Priced at $4.40 a pop, they may seem expensive, but they’re ginormous and worth every cent.  Strawberry’s their most popular flavor, but we also love their chocolate doom and carrot cake.  And for those of you with dietary restrictions, they have some gluten-free and vegan options as well.

5.  Astro Doughnuts

Technically, it’s Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, but we’re just gonna focus on the doughnuts part.  These hole-y round treats are so good, you’ll legit cry tears of joy.  Their crème brûlée – a perfectly caramelized exterior with light custard filling – is nothing short of magical, but you can’t go wrong with any of the flavors available so don’t hesitate to get one of each.  Just the right amount of sweet with the perfect texture each and every time.

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astro doughnuts

Alright Nomsters, what did y’all think of our latest roundup?  Are you a fan of these spots or do you have a different go-to joint in the district?  Let us know by leaving a comment below!  For more on DC food, make sure to check out this tab, and stay tuned for more content coming your way soon.  Until next time, friends!


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