Nothing cuts through chilly fall air quite like the scent of a nearby bakery. Whether stopping in for a baguette to pair with a wintry stew or a quick pre-meeting croissant, there’s never a bad time to try one of DC’s many fantastic bakeries.
Baked & Wired
1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, 20007
Known For: Cakecups
Hidden Gem: Espresso bar
Stop in Baked & Wired for an afternoon pick-me-up that satisfies all your cravings, with giant ‘cakecups’ and perfect espresso.
Known For: Dinner rolls
Hidden Gem: Olive loaf
If you need bread to impress the most discerning of dinner party guests, Lyon Bakery is your new go-to.
3456 14th St NW, 20010
Known For: Croissants
Hidden Gem: Quiche
Head to Le Caprice for a taste of Paris and enjoy what are advertised as DC’s best croissants.
4434 Connecticut Avenue NW, 20008
Known For: Canelé
Hidden Gem: Pain au chocolat
Bread Furst is known for its in-and-out style and wide variety, the perfect find if you’re in a hurry and need a one-stop shop.
The Sweet Lobby
404 8th St SE, 20003
Known For: Macarons
Hidden Gem: Madeleines
The Sweet Lobby takes sweet treats to the next level, offering countless flavors of macarons and amped-up cupcakes.
1250 9th Street NW, 20001
Known For: Artistic cakes
Hidden Gem: Instructional classes
Buttercream’s cakes are Pinterest dreams come true, with stunning artistry and skill in every one. The shop also offers private classes to amp up your own decorating skills.