October is National Dessert Month and the Georgetown area has plenty of sweet shops, baked goods, and frozen condiments to whet one’s sweet tooth. Here are some of the places to visit during the month of October in celebration of desserts.
Serendipity3 3150 M Street, NW www.serendipity3dc.com
Serendipity3 is “the faculty of making valuable discoveries by accident” and the frrrozen hot chocolate is a valuable discovery by accident. The New York-based restaurant has firmly established itself in Washington, DC. This registered trademark is a delightful treat–no matter what the season. Drop in and order this popular dessert on the restaurant’s menu.
Georgetown Cupcake 3301 M Street, NW www.georgetowncupcake.com
Founded by sisters Katharine Kallinis and Sophia LaMontagne, Georgetown Cupcake has made a name for itself in Washington, DC serving delicious and fabulous cupcakes. They have a great-tasting chocolate hazelnut cupcake. A cake cup with dark chocolate frosting and toasted hazelnuts sprinkled on top, this cupcake is decadently superb. A seasonal favorite is pumpkin spice. It has a warm, spicy flavor that feels like a walk in the wood. This will be on their menu until November.
Filomena Ristorante 1063 Wisconsin Avenue, NW www.filomenadc.com
You can’t pass up their delicious, creamy cheesecakes. They are made fresh in the restaurant’s bakery. This season they are serving their pumpkin cheesecake which was a winner for best ingredient at the Taste of Georgetown. Hurry up and get it before the season ends! To order their cheesecakes online, visit www.filomenadesserts.com.
Sprinkles 3015 M Street, NW www.sprinkles.com
Since its inception in February, this premiere cupcakery is serving its clientele with not only good cupcakes, but great customer service. The staff is enthusiastic and ready to serve patrons. This month on their menu is the caramel apple cupcake, which is a spiced apple cake with granny smith apple chunks and a caramel cream cheese frosting. A good cupcake to have for breakfast is their mocha cupcake. It goes well with a soy latte.
Baked and Wired 1052 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW www.bakedandwired.com
The Ben and Jerry’s of cupcakes, Baked and Wired’s scrumptious and awesome cupcakes are a diet breaker. With flavors like Unporked Elvis, Chocolate Bomb, and Smurfette, you definitely will want to come back again and again to taste more of their flavors. They are the bakery’s distraction among other baked goods.
DolceZZa 1560 Wisconsin Avenue, NW www.dolcezzagelato.com
It’s never too hot or cold to eat ice cream. DolceZZa, however, isn’t ice cream. It is an artisinal gelato shop serving an Italian version of ice cream which has half the fat and calories of ice cream; is more dense and smooth in texture than ice cream; and is very delicious. Most of the ingredients used in their gelato is sourced from local farmers. And the many flavors they have are delicious which will put a smile on your face. They allow for customers to sample their flavors before deciding what to choose.
Ben & Jerry’s 3135 M Street, NW www.benandjerrys.com
Of course anyone can go to the grocery store and buy a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice creams. But it doesn’t take the place of going to the ice cream shop. The ice cream shop has flavors that you possibly can’t find in the grocery store; and are seasonal. Their spicy chocolate is hot for the season!