I have so many fave grub spots in D.C. that I simply couldn’t fit them all into Part 1.
As I said before, from hitting up the District for dinner, lunch or a sweet treat, I have done it all, but I find myself going back to some particularly delicious place. And after a year and a half of living by D.C., I can share with confidence my favorite spots to eat in the city.
Definitely hit these places up if you’re wandering through the city, or planning on visiting soon. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Baked & Wired
The second, no joke, I took my first bite of a Baked & Wired cupcake, I heard a choir of angels echo through my head. I’m positive that given the variety of cupcake flavors, you will find one that perfectly suits your tastes. But cupcakes aren’t the end of it; Baked & Wired also serves brownies, biscotti, cakes, cookies, muffins and breads. Damn, if only they had something to wash all of this down with–oh wait, they do. Next to its baked goods bar, there is a coffee bar. ‘Nuff said.
If you’re ever by Georgetown, it’s kind of a thing that you try out the famous Georgetown Cupcake. One day, when the line wasn’t a block long, a friend and I popped in there to see what the fuss was all about. I’m going to be honest and say that my heart belongs to Baked & Wired, but these cupcakes do the trick, too. However, if you want to get more of a bang for your buck, go with Baked & Wired; the price is basically the same as Georgetown Cupcake’s, but the size is 4x bigger.
I went here is fall of 2013 for the first time and it’s safe to say I fell in love. Tucked into the corner of K Street under a highway system and right across from the Potomac, Malmaison is a quiet getaway from the bustling M Street that lies nearby. With walls that are windows (and these windows open up) you can enjoy your latte and danish with a view of the Potomac and bikers that are entering a trial right next to the cafe. If you’re looking for something delicious to order (and aren’t we all), try the Earl Grey latte.
I checked out Eastern Market, which has its own metro stop on the blue line, in October and it felt like I was in the middle of summer. This market truly breathes summer. It is a block packed with fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, guacamole, nuts…whatever your heart desires. At the end of the block, there are more vendors selling knick-knacks and other crafts. So simple and perfect.
Anyone been to any of these places before? Let me know what you think in the comments below!