A Dessert Lover's Guide To Washington, D.C. Sweets

A Dessert Lover's Guide To Washington, D.C. Sweets

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Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, Washington, D.C. is a great place to satisfy your craving for something sweet. Here are the best places to treat yourself to the best cookies, cakes, ice cream, chocolates, and more.

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    WBJ's Top Shelf says: "It will be interesting to see how Sprinkles will compete with Georgetown Cupcake. The store should persuade some to vacate the long lines at Georgetown Cupcake" (WBJ 3/11/11) -- Washington Business Journal via Foursquare
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    Incredible macaroons. Try their seasonal flavors as they change. These are a great pick-me-up while shopping in Georgetown. -- Bitches Who Brunch via Foursquare
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    After living in France for 3 years, Paul was a daily stop in my routine. Now that it has come to Washington, it is such a treat. This place epitomizes French living. -- Patrick Beard via Foursquare
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    @pleasantpops supports a healthy environment by using local ingredients and promoting clean power! FREE $35 gift card to folks who make the switch to renewable energy: www.gogood.me/pleasant/?ts=fs -- GoGood via Foursquare
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    Madeleines, macaroons and gourmet cupcakes, oh my! This is where you stock up should the queen drop in for tea. -- The Hill is Home via Foursquare
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    Seriously? Waiting in line in the rain for a cupcake? Non. There's a Paul bakery on Wisconsin with much more delicious treats. Do yourself a favor and give it a try. -- Kevin Kiger via Foursquare
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    Oh my gawd!! The hazelnut cafe cupcake is amazing...southern belle cupcake is a dream in your mouth! -- Durrell L. via Foursquare
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    Pretty expensive, but definitely worth a visit every couple of months. Don't forget to try the sipping chocolate! -- Ian Bryant-Smith via Foursquare
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    The gelato is fabulous, but the coffee is meh. If you're looking for some properly prepared espresso, head up 14th Street to Peregrine or The Wydown. -- Ardvaark via Foursquare
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    Its name is a misnomer. You may come for the gelato, but you'll come back for the coffee. Cappuccinos are top quality; they also have quality pour over options. -- Matt Salvetti via Foursquare
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    Open 'til 3am Thurs-Sat with slices, Baltimore's Bluebird Coffee, and individually sized Pocket Pies, DDP makes sure you always get a piece of something no matter how your night turns out. -- Thrillist via Foursquare
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    The team of cool kid baristas know how to pour a mean cappuccino, but it’s the divine handcrafted cupcakes fetchingly displayed under glass domes that are the real reason to stop by -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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