D.C. Bakeries Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Sinfully Delicious Treats

Hide your scales and bust out those elastic pants because this 10Best list is worth putting on a few pounds. Washington, D.C. has multiple bakeries to chose from but we have found the ones who have the sinfully delicious cupcakes, mouth-watering cakes and perfectly baked pastries. (Hey. It was a hard job but somebody has to do it, right? Well, that's the story I'll tell my gym trainer.) 

Remember how cupcakes became trendy over the past several years? Georgetown Cupcake helped the dessert take off and you can understand why after sampling some of their amazing recipes. Need a place that offers top-notch baked goods but can also have a good ole' cup of Joe too? Look no further than Baked & Wired which provides both.

Baked goods can often be restrictive for those with dietary needs. Thankfully, the nation's capital has several bakeries that provide delightful alternatives for those who need it. Sticky Fingers uses animal-free products to put together sinfully good sweets and treats like cupcakes, cookies and pies. The Happy Tart Bakery has tasty options for those who need glutten-free alternatives.

Whatever food your sweet tooth is craving, Washington, D.C. area bakeries will be able to satisfy it.


Patisserie Poupon


What this French bakery lacks in size, it makes up for in taste and great service. Almond croissants are one of their most popular selections so be sure to sample one if it hasn't already sold out. Quiche, mixed fruit tarts, French macarons,...  Read More

Lyon Bakery
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Sure, we all love our sweets but there is just something special about a hot loaf of bread coming out of the oven that warms your body up in a way that hot chocolate can only wish. Founded in 2000 by three friends, the bakery sells their bread...  Read More

Batter Bowl Bakery
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From the owners who brought D.C. the restaurant, Ethiopic, comes this delightful bakery which offers pastries and bread daily. Only baking selections in small quantities, you will know your pick will fresh. When not scarfing down on bread or...  Read More

Le Caprice
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You may want to take your time when figuring what to eat here because there are just so many enticing choices. Croissants, pain au chocolat and puff pastries are made fresh every day. They offer a regular rotation of signature cakes including...  Read More

Grassroots Gourmet
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Combining old family recipes and new inspiration, this bakery is a neighborhood hang out where you can devourer delicious freshly-baked treats and get a cup of locally roasted, brewed on-site coffee. Sample breakfast treats like the blueberry...  Read More

The Cakeroom Bakery
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Whatever type of cake you need, this venue has it. Choose to order a slice or buy the whole cake. (I'd choose the latter.) Check out tea time cake flavors like chocolate flourless torte, peach crumb and sticky toffee date. Their mouth watering...  Read More



Finding delicious gluten-free baked items can be tough but look no further than this bakery. Making all items from scratch, classic French pastries have been transformed into gluten-free treats using products such as eggs, butter, cream, premium...  Read More



You probably know this bakery from seeing the reality show DC Cupcakes on TLC. Opening their first store in 2008, sister owners Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontague helped to transform cupcakes from a kids' party snack into a...  Read More

Columbia Heights


A desire to bring sinfully good sweets and treats to the masses using animal-free products spurred owner Doron Petersan to start her business in 1999. Located on Park Road in NW, the bakery is known to attract foodies and health conscious alike....  Read More



This destination is heaven for those who crave both sugary treats and crafty caffeinated concoctions. Any type of baked good you can think of – they offer: biscotti, breakfast breads and coffee cakes, brownies, muffins, pies and quiche to name...  Read More


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