Top 5 Most Decadent Desserts in the District

Let’s be honest with ourselves–dessert is everybody’s favorite part of the meal. That being said, with ice cream cones to brownies to cream puffs, here’s a look at the five best ways to nurse your sweet tooth around DC.

Ice Cream Jubilee

There’s just nowhere better to grab a classic sundae on a hot summer day than this modern District scoop shop. Although all the flavors here are delicious, we’re head over heels for the hipster magnet cold brew coffee. For best results, ask for a waffle cone and a heavy heaping of rainbow sprinkles. Childhood dreams: fulfilled.

301 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 863-0727

M Street Bar And Grill

Feeling nostalgic for summer camp days? Head just downstairs for the M Street Bar and Grill’s decadent S’more Brownie, which comes with graham crackers and a marshmallow so you can relive your log cabin days. Pair this with a scoop of ice cream for the ultimate dessert.

2033 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 530-3621


Can’t get enough of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? It’s a return to old-school childhood classics (a delicious, unexpected new twist) with this colorful, bustling Latin American spot’s dessert menu. Tico’s Caramelized Banana Split Chocolate Gelato comes with peanut butter mousse, Mexican chocolate sauce and crushed pea
nuts for good measure.

1926 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 319-1400


This brick-walled U Street spot features a “Red Eye” panna cotta infused with cold brewed coffee and topped with salted caramel. Pair this with one of the bar’s signature cocktails for a sweet treat you can’t resist.

1336 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 853-9194

Beard Papa’s

There’s one thing on the menu at this Georgetown sweet shop: cream puffs. The airy, custard-filled desserts at this recent opening come in flavors like chocolate fondant, vanilla and even green tea. We’re major fans of the summery peach-and-raspberry puffs, which add fruity, orchard flavors to the creamy filling.

1332 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 450-3140