{The Pretzel Bakery} Washington, DC

Saturday, August 24, 2013


We'll be driving through DC in October on our way to Maine this fall.
My belly is already craving one of these!
Any other recommendations of places to eat in DC?
Happy Saturday, brave ones.

26 comments:

K. Cooke said...

Cha k out ebeneezers coffee house. And buy mark battersons book there for your trip. Great story.

Good foods eatery for a good burger.

Hilary said...

I live in Maine. If you want recommendations of places to visit, let me know. You can catch salmon in the rivers north of Greenville, but you will freeze your tails off (we can barely stand it now).

meme-and-he said...

I love seeing people follow their dreams! I want to try one of his famous pretzels!

Mari said...

I recommend getting homemade pop tarts from Ted's Bulletin (and stopping there for a yummy breakfast or lunch) and popsicles from Pleasant Pops. PP also has the best iced coffee in town! I like to get dinner at Shake Shack or Beau Thai. Peregrine and Chinatown Coffee Co. are two of my million coffee shop recommendations. Pintago Gelato will make you an affogato that makes you wonder why you don't drown every espresso you make in coffee. Hope these help. Let me know if you need any other recommendations! I have been living in DC for over three years and love everything about this town!

Bekah Walsh said...

I'm sure someone will say Georgetown cupcakes. I've never been but they're a big deal...got on TV and everything.

Hannah Bishop said...

Molly's cupcakes!! Best cupcakes I've ever had. :) Especially the creme brulee one!

Sophia said...

Farmers Fishers Bakers!
http://www.farmersfishersbakers.com/

Georgetown Cupcakes is overrated IMO...for a really good cupcake try Baked & Wired, which is just a few blocks from Georgetown Cupcakes :)

Bethany said...

No recommendations for DC, but plenty for Maine! Not sure where you're headed but if you are near Portland or Brunswick, give your taste buds a treat and duck into The Gelato Fiasco. You won't regret it! Also in Brunswick area, Hacienda Pancho Villa for some authentic Mexican food and decor and a beautiful state park beach, Popham Beach!

B

Katherine said...

You would love Founding Farmers! It's owned by family farmers & all of their products come directly from US farms. My husband & I have yet to get something we didn't like, but the chicken pot pie is my favorite!

http://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com

I second the comment that Georgetown Cupcake is overrated. Baked & Wired is the best that I've tried so far in the DC area. And you can't go wrong with getting some homemade pop tarts from Ted's Bulletin to-go for your journey to Maine.

Mari said...

I second Farmers, Fishers, Bakers!

Victoria said...

Salty Oat Cookies from Teaism!

Add me to the list that prefers Baked and Wired over Georgetown Cupcake.

If you like small plates, I hit up Jaleo for Spanish-style or Zaytinya for Turkish/Mediterranean fare.

Enjoy your trip and travel safely!

The 1st of May said...

We are headed to Portland in a couple weeks for our 10 year anniversary. I'd love to hear what is on your "must see and do" list for Maine!

Brookewithan"e" said...

Busboys and Poets! INCREDIBLE food. It's "a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted." They support local and independent businesses and use clean power from renewable energy sources. It's fantastic!

Rebecca Hampson said...

Go to Ben's Chili Bowl and get chili cheese fries that will knock your socks off silly!

-Rebecca

Unknown said...

Maine! We live in Portland! Where are you heading? So many amazing places & recommendations... :)

Bethany Phillip said...

Yes! Baked and Wired for coffee and cupcakes, and Filomena for authentic Italian! Be sure to watch the little lady at the front of the restaurant who makes pasta from scratch!

Anna said...

If you want to relive some of your travels, DC has a huge Ethiopian population and some of the best Ethiopian food in the country. Dukem on U St is a favorite, but Etete on U St, Ethiopic on H St, or Meskerem in Adams Morgan are all great choices too.

Brandon said...

I get to visit D.C. A few times during the year for work and one of my favorite things to do is look for restaurants using tvfoodmaps.com. Basically it shows where restaurants are in an area that have been featured on a TV show. The two best I have food in D.C. are Tortilla Cafe in the Capitol Hill area. Get the papusas. The other is Comet Ping Pong near Chevy Chase, which is similar to Cane Rosso in Dallas. Great Pizza and great local brews. I like the Slam. One last recommendation the we just happened to stumble upon in DuPont Circle is Panas. It is an Empanada restaurant and it makes my belly smile!!! Everything is great there.

Anonymous said...

DC: Old Ebbit Grill (amazing restaurant) - sit at the bar in the lower area (all sorts of old wood) and the bartenders are so friendly - feels like you are back in time

DC: Red Velvet Cupcakery - best cupcakes ever

Erin said...

Good Stuff Eatery has better shakes and burgers than Shake Shack, and it's locally-owned.

abbie morrison said...

Ahhh, I live in Maine, where are you visiting?? Its so lovely here, let me know if you need any tips!

abbie morrison. said...

Ahhh, I live in Maine, where will you be visiting?? Let me know if you need any tips!

Anonymous said...

Joining the Baked & Wired crowd! Their cupcakes and bee stings are super yummy.

Also seconding Founding Farmers (reservations are a good idea there) and Pleasant Pops! Pleasant Pops sells its paletas (made of locally-sourced ingredients) at their market/café, out of a food truck, and also at a few local farmers' markets (Mt. Pleasant on Saturday mornings, Dupont Circle on Sunday mornings). They just opened their market/café last year after raising funds with a kickstarter campaign. http://pleasantpops.com/about/

Enjoy your jaunt through DC! Now I'm itching to go try one of those pretzels...

Abigail Black said...

My husband and I like We the Pizza, as far as D.C. restaurants go. If you go through Frederick, MD on your trip I can recommend more great places there as well!

travel.explore.share. said...

Some of my favorite places!

http://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/

http://www.tabardinn.com/

http://littleserow.com/

http://www.bourbondc.com/

http://brooklynbrewery.com/blog/venue/black-squirrel/

http://benschilibowl.com/

http://www.levissoulfoodcafe.com/

Emily J. Stivers - Oh Happy Roar said...

I went to DC in high school and have dreamed of going back for a pleasure trip! I can't wait to read about your adventures there. They will kindle my desire to go even more, I'm sure :-)

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