Piece of of chocolate cake on the table

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’re in luck! DC’s got plenty of sweet treats to satisfy your cravings for cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and so much more. Check out list for a rundown of the top five desserts in town:


14th Street’s Dolcezza is an Argentine cafe that serves deliciously soft seasonal gelato. Bring a book and settle in with a cup of coffee and a big scoop of quince-flavored Italian ice cream.

1418 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Vegan Cake

Columbia Heights bakery Sticky Fingers is one-hundred percent vegan, but you won’t feel like you’re missing a thing with the luxurious concoctions you’ll find here. Stop by for a slice of tiramisu or carrot-walnut cake with none of the stomachache.

1370 Park Rd NW, Washington, DC 20010


Located in Foggy Bottom, Captain Cookie and the Milkman is best known for its ice cream cookie sandwiches. Pick your top and bottom cookie flavors which can include anything from ginger molasses to Nutella and Snickerdoodle, then choose your ice cream and get ready for a decadent throwback dessert.

2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006


At romantic DC hideout Iron Gate, you’ll find a plethora of Mediterranean dishes to enjoy. Our pick is the deliciously sweet Kataifi Baklava, which comes with roasted nuts, golden raisins, and white grape sorbet

1734 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Chocolate cake

DC escape Masseria makes a mean torta al cioccolato, with healthy servings of mascarpone, dulce de leche, baked chocolate mousse, and gelato. It’s the perfect cap to a hearty Italian meal.

301 Water St SE #109, Washington, DC 20003