Having already become a local — and even national — obsessive favorite for popsicle flavors such as cucumber chile and watermelon black pepper, Pleasant Pops took the next step in its domination this weekend with the opening of their first-ever storefront location in Adams Morgan. Here now, a look inside the Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market & Cafe with its dry goods, branded merch, coffee and menu of sandwiches — plus a plaque of names honoring those who donated to this successful Kickstarter project.
When it comes to the goods for sale, Pleasant Pops, which got its start selling at the Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market, will keep it local with "produce and dairy, locally-made bread, jams/jellies, pickles, and more," according to its official site — with vendors including Trickling Springs Creamery, Gordy's Pickles and Quaker Valley Orchards.
There will be popsicles for sale, of course, but the cafe also has Ceremony coffee, Mexican Coke, Sprecher sodas and a vegetarian menu of things such as the peanut butter and Nutella sandwich with plum preserves, plus Caprese and Mediterranean sandwiches, gazpacho, a farmhouse salad and a spicy peach salad with poblano peppers and goat cheese. In the future, look for desserts from local bakers Whisked.
The Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market & Cafe is open now weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends at 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. — though please note that until the grand opening in a couple of weeks, the opening hours may fluctuate. Bonus: Twitter reveals that today's pop flavors include summer peach and Mexican chocolate: