Area Bakeries Offer Sweet Ending to Holiday
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s never too early to be thinking about the sweet ending to the turkey feast. We all know the star of the show is the bird, but no Thanksgiving meal is complete without a slice of pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream.
Lucky for you, there are plenty of bakeries offering special Turkey Day desserts, with some offering delivery if you get your order placed in a timely fashion. Whether you’re playing the role of gracious host or the hungry, hungry hippo of a guest, spend more time with family and friends this Thanksgiving rather than slaving away by the oven and pre-order your dessert from one of these DMV bakeries.
Baked and Wired: Speaking of Georgetown cupcakeries, with 21 different flavors, you can’t go wrong with a box of cakecups from Baked and Wired, 1052 Thomas Jefferson St. SW. If you’re feeling something more traditional, they have eight pies on the Thanksgiving menu, including blueberry cranberry and pecan Kahlua chocolate chip. Get your order in early as they will only make a limited number of pies for the holiday. Orders must be picked up at the store on Tuesday, Nov. 25 or Wednesday, Nov. 26 before 4 p.m.
Bayou Bakery: This holiday is all about giving thanks, so head over to this Arlington bakery at 1515 N. Courthouse Road and order up a pie, because for every 12 sold, they will donate one to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Choose between Virginia peanut, classic pecan, market apple crumble, sweet potato, bacon and cayenne and bourbon chocolate. Orders must be placed 48 hours before pick up with a cut off time of 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24.
Dangerously Delicious Pies: With over 15 different pie flavors to choose from, go the traditional route with a pecan or apple crumb pie, or try out a local favorite — the Baltimore Bomb (Berger Cookies melted down into a sweet vanilla chess filling). Order online or stop by their two locations: 1339 H St. NE or 675 I St. NW in Chinatown.
District Doughnut: If you’re looking for a less traditional dessert option, District Doughnut at 749 Eights St. SE has you covered. They’ll be closed on Thanksgiving, but stop by on Tuesday or Wednesday to pick up doughnuts in a variety of flavors including caramel apple streusel, maple butter pecan and pumpkin spice. Make sure to check their menu online as flavors change each week and can vary by day.
Dolcezza: Yes, I realize it’s cold out, but if you’re anything like me, you know that ice cream and gelato were made to be eaten year round. Lucky for us, Dolcezza has a special Thanksgiving Package with four flavors: crookneck pumpkin, sweet potato pecan praline, pomegranate sorbetto and Gold Rush apple sorbetto. Get your orders in now, as they only ship gelato on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Sprinkles Cupcakes: As we all know, Georgetown is a hotbed of cupcake competition. Head to Sprinkles, 3015 M St. NW, for their special Thanksgiving EAT Box filled with fall flavors: orange cranberry, pumpkin, red velvet and dark chocolate. All cupcakes come adorned with a turkey or maple leaf sugar decoration. This box is perfect for a crowd where pleasing everyone’s palates can be a challenge. Sprinkles is closed on Thanksgiving, so make sure to put your order in before then.
Sticky Fingers: If you’re a last minute shopper, head to Sticky Fingers at 1370 Park Road in Columbia Heights as they’ll be open Thanksgiving Day from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Try the November flavors of their cupcakes — sweet potato maple and German chocolate — cheesecake including pumpkin; apple crumb, maple pecan and pumpkin pies; and pumpkin spice muffins.
A native of Northern Virginia, Lanna is a full-time marketing professional. Outside her cube, she can be found roaming D.C. for the perfect brunch spots, discovering new restaurants and trying to recreate all of her mom’s recipes. When she’s not out finding new ways to expand her waistline, you can catch her at her favorite spin studio attempting to offset her foodie appetite.