Great Bakeries in Washington D.C. and area
- bruce w
Visiting, great bakeries in and around , staying in N.W. willing to travel 30 minutes for the best!
I was so happy to discover Cenan's when I moved to Oakton!! I am also a fan of the Heidelburg Bakery(sp?) in Arlington. For something closer in town, I like Leopold's tucked back in Cady's Alley in Georgetown(has the service improved???) and there is Firehook which has several locations.
As for Cakelove, never had it but looking at the posts, mostly negative, almost feel the need to get there to check it out for myself.
Patisserie Poupon on Wisconsin for pastries, including croissants, and Breadline for crusty, European-style bread. Do NOT let anyone tell you Cakelove is one of the best - it's not.
Wow, I've been to Cake Love several times, and I think it is one of the best bakeries in DC. It's on U Street. I would suggest using our friend called google and checking out all these places for yourself to come to a decision!
p.s. different bakeries are known for and are good for different things. For example, I wouldn't go to cake love if I was searching for the best french pastry, nor would I hit up Patisserie Poupon for a great cannoli. Etc. etc. Cake love has very good bakery of all sorts, but I think it has superb cakes.
So there :P
I'll second Cenan's in Vienna. Great little bakery on Rt. 123.
I brought in some chicken salad and put that on a butter croissant, and man, it's good.
Well, just to get my two cents in here... I really enjoy Cake Love. They make all organic products. My favorite thing at to have at Cake Love is a yellow cupcake with white icing. Delicious, moist and definitely not plain!