The cupcakes at Baked & Wired are the biggest and best you can get in DC. Instead of waiting in the hour line for kid-sized stuff at Georgetown Cupcake, wait 30 minutes for the much better and very adult-sized options in this spot off of M Street. If you aren’t in the mood to eat a cupcake the size of your face, they also have biscuits, quiche, and other pastries.
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The one chain in Georgetown we appreciate. Go to Sweetgreen for something mostly healthy while you’re running errands.
For a kind of healthy lunch in Georgetown, get some of the (surprisingly good) vegetarian tacos at Chaia.
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Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
If you want to make your brunch more literary, do it at Kramerbooks, a cafe and bookstore hybrid in Dupont.
Northside Social is a coffee shop by day and a wine bar at night. If you live in Arlington, it will come in handy at least once a week.
Baba is a cocktail bar with some food that's a reliable spot for a first date in Clarendon.
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Ghibellina is a neighborhood Italian spot in Logan Circle. You’ll come for the pizzas and pastas, but stay for the cozy vibes and friendly service.
Duke’s Grocery is a low-key gastropub in a Dupont row house. The burger is rightly famous, but you won't be disappointed with anything on the menu.
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