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Georgetown’s Baked & Wired showcases blueberries at their prime inside a “Smurfette” cupcake.
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13 Spots for Seasonal Blueberry Treats Around D.C.

The squishy summer fruit shows up at local cafes, bakeries, and Michelin-rated restaurants for the next month

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Georgetown’s Baked & Wired showcases blueberries at their prime inside a “Smurfette” cupcake.
| Sarah Culver/Baked & Wired

Blueberries, everyone’s favorite plump, circular, and deep blue-hued superfood, is a treat for the eyes and taste buds alike this time of year. But by the end of September, the treasured summertime snack will be out of season. Luckily, plenty of D.C. eateries are packing the time-sensitive spheres in everything from doughnuts to cocktails to cakes.

Here are a dozen places to find blueberries in their freshest form right now.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Iced Blueberry Lavender Cappuccino at Maman

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Bethesda’s hot new import, NYC-based Maman bakery, pairs blueberries with a caffeine kick this summer. The unique blueberry-lavender pairing can also be found in the cafe’s white chocolate blueberry lavender cookie.

Lemon Blueberry Thyme Pavlova at Ellē

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Whole blueberries are piled high on Ellē’s newest summertime dessert. The acclaimed Mount Pleasant bakery creates its pavlova — a meringue topped with cream and often fruit — with thyme merengue, lemon curd, and a heap of blueberry compote. The dessert is exclusively found on the five-course Chef’s Choice tasting menu ($75).

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream at Ice Cream Jubilee

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Homemade pie crust gets folded into blueberry ice cream to create this chilly version of the summertime classic dessert. The blueberry pie ice cream joins other summer specials from the D.C. area ice cream chain like Sweet Peach Granola, Whisky Toasted Marshmallow and Buttered Toast & Marmalade.

Campari Olive Oil Cake at The Red Hen

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Bloomingdale’s Italian standby sends out Campari olive oil cake with roasted corn gelato, blueberry compote, and streusel crumble, complete with blueberry cheesecake gelato on top. And an off-menu special features blueberry and peach buckle.

Blueberry Muffin Bagel at Call Your Mother 

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No need to choose between a bagel and a muffin at Call Your Mother shops this summer. The hip, local mainstay serves a seasonal blueberry muffin-meets-bagel mashup ($2.50). And for those desperate to squeeze in all the blueberries possible before summer’s up, you can add slathers of blueberry jam or blueberry cream cheese.

Blue & Blackberry Cheesecake at Tatte Bakery & Cafe

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Blueberries in their unadulterated form join blackberries atop mini Israeli cheesecakes ($7) across Tatte’s rapidly-expanding local portfolio. In the last few years, the Boston-based bakery and cafe has ballooned to seven (and soon to be eight) locations across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Blueberry Bundt Cake at The Dabney 

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There’s no question about the star of the show in The Dabney’s brilliantly-hued blueberry bundt cake ($12). The royal purple blueberry cake, made with shiso and buttermilk, is topped with a scoop of blueberry sorbet. It’s one of three dessert options on the Michelin-starred restaurant’s $110, four-course prix fixe menu and a la carte at the bar. Note: Dabney will close for a Mid-Atlantic makeover on Monday, August 29 and reopen Monday, September 12.

Smurfette at Baked & Wired

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A cupcake by any other name would not be as cute. The Georgetown bakery whips up a yellow and blue homage to the original female Smurf by folding blueberries into lemon cake ($5.95). Smurfette is then topped with lemon buttercream and blue sprinkles. The bakeshop says the summer special will be available through September 12, or until fresh blueberries are no longer available.

The original female Smurf inspires Baked & Wired’s cupcake.
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Blueberry Coconut Tart at Sequoia DC

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The tropics meet New England with this Georgetown waterfront institution’s blueberry-coconut mashup ($14). The tart is paired with whipped cream, toasted coconut flakes and fresh blueberries. For more blueberries with your blueberries, the restaurant also offers a blueberry mojito ($16) stuffed with whole blueberries and topped with lime and mint.

A tart loops in blueberry and coconut at Sequioa.
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Maine Blueberry Menu at Founding Farmers DC

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Last month, Founding Farmers Restaurant Group rolled out a special blueberry-centric menu across its area locations. Wild blueberries plucked from Maine’s Merrill Blueberry Farms take center stage in a blueberry cheesecake ($9.99), pie ($9.99), pancakes ($12.99), doughnuts ($3), a crumble sundae ($9.99), and more.

Bourbon Blueberry Bramble at The Duck & The Peach 

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This Capitol Hill eatery may have a different fruit in its name, but blueberry is not forgotten on its summertime menu. The pandemic-era newcomer invites guests to sip on a medley of bourbon and blueberries muddled in a vanilla syrup and mint ($16). For a booze-free blueberry option, diners can opt for a seasonal Blueberry Shrub during brunch ($5).  

The Duck & The Peach’s Bourbon Blueberry Bramble cocktail.
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Blueberry Cream Cheese Donut at District Doughnuts 

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A cakey vanilla doughnut is topped with eye-catching blueberry cream cheese glaze and a single blueberry at these D.C. doughnut shops ($4). But time is ticking on the summertime special — they’ll be around until the end of August.

Krapfen at Trummer's Restaurant

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Pastry chef Amanda Siever showcases krapfen — Austrian-style doughnuts — stuffed with blueberry and white chocolate no-bake cheesecake at the quaint American bistro in Clifton, Virginia. Owners Stefan and Victoria Trummer recently rehired Zachary Ridenhour as their new executive chef. The veteran of Bluejacket, The Salt Line, and most recently Alta Strada Mosaic returns to Trummer’s after 13 years.

Blueberry-stuffed doughnuts join the seasonal summer menu at Trummer’s.
Jennifer Chase for Trummer’s

Iced Blueberry Lavender Cappuccino at Maman

Bethesda’s hot new import, NYC-based Maman bakery, pairs blueberries with a caffeine kick this summer. The unique blueberry-lavender pairing can also be found in the cafe’s white chocolate blueberry lavender cookie.

Lemon Blueberry Thyme Pavlova at Ellē

Whole blueberries are piled high on Ellē’s newest summertime dessert. The acclaimed Mount Pleasant bakery creates its pavlova — a meringue topped with cream and often fruit — with thyme merengue, lemon curd, and a heap of blueberry compote. The dessert is exclusively found on the five-course Chef’s Choice tasting menu ($75).

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream at Ice Cream Jubilee

Homemade pie crust gets folded into blueberry ice cream to create this chilly version of the summertime classic dessert. The blueberry pie ice cream joins other summer specials from the D.C. area ice cream chain like Sweet Peach Granola, Whisky Toasted Marshmallow and Buttered Toast & Marmalade.

Campari Olive Oil Cake at The Red Hen

Bloomingdale’s Italian standby sends out Campari olive oil cake with roasted corn gelato, blueberry compote, and streusel crumble, complete with blueberry cheesecake gelato on top. And an off-menu special features blueberry and peach buckle.

Blueberry Muffin Bagel at Call Your Mother 

No need to choose between a bagel and a muffin at Call Your Mother shops this summer. The hip, local mainstay serves a seasonal blueberry muffin-meets-bagel mashup ($2.50). And for those desperate to squeeze in all the blueberries possible before summer’s up, you can add slathers of blueberry jam or blueberry cream cheese.

Blue & Blackberry Cheesecake at Tatte Bakery & Cafe

Blueberries in their unadulterated form join blackberries atop mini Israeli cheesecakes ($7) across Tatte’s rapidly-expanding local portfolio. In the last few years, the Boston-based bakery and cafe has ballooned to seven (and soon to be eight) locations across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Blueberry Bundt Cake at The Dabney 

There’s no question about the star of the show in The Dabney’s brilliantly-hued blueberry bundt cake ($12). The royal purple blueberry cake, made with shiso and buttermilk, is topped with a scoop of blueberry sorbet. It’s one of three dessert options on the Michelin-starred restaurant’s $110, four-course prix fixe menu and a la carte at the bar. Note: Dabney will close for a Mid-Atlantic makeover on Monday, August 29 and reopen Monday, September 12.

Smurfette at Baked & Wired

The original female Smurf inspires Baked & Wired’s cupcake.
Sarah Culver/Baked & Wired

A cupcake by any other name would not be as cute. The Georgetown bakery whips up a yellow and blue homage to the original female Smurf by folding blueberries into lemon cake ($5.95). Smurfette is then topped with lemon buttercream and blue sprinkles. The bakeshop says the summer special will be available through September 12, or until fresh blueberries are no longer available.

The original female Smurf inspires Baked & Wired’s cupcake.
Sarah Culver/Baked & Wired

Blueberry Coconut Tart at Sequoia DC

A tart loops in blueberry and coconut at Sequioa.
Sequoia

The tropics meet New England with this Georgetown waterfront institution’s blueberry-coconut mashup ($14). The tart is paired with whipped cream, toasted coconut flakes and fresh blueberries. For more blueberries with your blueberries, the restaurant also offers a blueberry mojito ($16) stuffed with whole blueberries and topped with lime and mint.

A tart loops in blueberry and coconut at Sequioa.
Sequoia

Maine Blueberry Menu at Founding Farmers DC

Last month, Founding Farmers Restaurant Group rolled out a special blueberry-centric menu across its area locations. Wild blueberries plucked from Maine’s Merrill Blueberry Farms take center stage in a blueberry cheesecake ($9.99), pie ($9.99), pancakes ($12.99), doughnuts ($3), a crumble sundae ($9.99), and more.

Bourbon Blueberry Bramble at The Duck & The Peach 

The Duck & The Peach’s Bourbon Blueberry Bramble cocktail.
The Duck & The Peach

This Capitol Hill eatery may have a different fruit in its name, but blueberry is not forgotten on its summertime menu. The pandemic-era newcomer invites guests to sip on a medley of bourbon and blueberries muddled in a vanilla syrup and mint ($16). For a booze-free blueberry option, diners can opt for a seasonal Blueberry Shrub during brunch ($5).  

The Duck & The Peach’s Bourbon Blueberry Bramble cocktail.
The Duck & The Peach

Blueberry Cream Cheese Donut at District Doughnuts 

A cakey vanilla doughnut is topped with eye-catching blueberry cream cheese glaze and a single blueberry at these D.C. doughnut shops ($4). But time is ticking on the summertime special — they’ll be around until the end of August.

Krapfen at Trummer's Restaurant

Blueberry-stuffed doughnuts join the seasonal summer menu at Trummer’s.
Jennifer Chase for Trummer’s

Pastry chef Amanda Siever showcases krapfen — Austrian-style doughnuts — stuffed with blueberry and white chocolate no-bake cheesecake at the quaint American bistro in Clifton, Virginia. Owners Stefan and Victoria Trummer recently rehired Zachary Ridenhour as their new executive chef. The veteran of Bluejacket, The Salt Line, and most recently Alta Strada Mosaic returns to Trummer’s after 13 years.

Blueberry-stuffed doughnuts join the seasonal summer menu at Trummer’s.
Jennifer Chase for Trummer’s

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