Even COVID-19 can’t slow down D.C.’s annual appetite for cold, summertime scoops. Many essential area ice cream shops are back in business this month, adjusting to unprecedented times with new pick-up windows, delivery models, and requirements that customers wear masks inside.
Along with boutique chains (Jeni’s, Mt. Desert) and homegrown brands like Ice Cream Jubilee, gelato shops are also competitive here, with Dolcezza, Pitango, and Dolci Gelati locations sprinkled all over town. Beloved brand Milk Bar remains on pause for now at the Wharf and Logan Circle.
Some restaurants upped their scoops game during the pandemic (2Amys, Clarity). And newcomers like Emilie’s and Albi/Yellow Cafe offer worthy sherbet and soft serve finales.
This list compiles the area’s top destinations for scoops, gelato, and soft serve.Read More