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These D.C. Area Bakeries Are Still Open for Pickups

Where to find bread, cupcakes, and croissants from the experts

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A loaf of bread at Pluma by Bluebird
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Throughout the novel coronavirus crisis, D.C. area bakeries have been working hard to stay in business by taking preorders and implementing no-contact pickups.

High-end bread bakeries like Seylou and Bread Furst turn out excellent pastries and artisan loaves for customers who have not hopped on the homemade sourdough bandwagon. Classic bakeries like Buzz Bakeshop and Baked & Wired continue to carry a large selection of cupcakes, specialty cakes, cookies, and other treats. Even restaurants like Le Diplomate and Ted’s Bulletin are offering carryout breads and desserts.

Bakeries that had been temporarily closed are coming back to life. Ellē is welcoming weekend takeout orders. Farther away, Red Truck Bakery recently reopened for pickups in Marshall, Virginia. Here is a rundown of where the D.M.V. can still do dessert.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sunday Morning Bakehouse

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11869 Grand Park Ave
North Bethesda, MD 20852
(240) 669-8202
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This recently opened bakery in North Bethesda’s Pike and Rose complex is accepting preorders for weekend pickups (Friday through Sunday) for breads like a Parmesan peppercorn sourdough, cookies, doughnuts, croissants, and coffee. — Gabe Hiatt

Loaves of bread from Sunday Morning Bakehouse
Loaves of bread from Sunday Morning Bakehouse
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2. Bread Furst

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4434 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 765-1200
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Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Bread Furst continues to turn out a full selection of award-winning breads, pastries, and savory food. The bakery also has a sizeable grocery operation going, selling items like bagged fresh produce and flours.

The bread window at Bread Furst Lisa K. Ruland/for Eater D.C.

3. Ellē

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3221 Mt Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 652-0040
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This Mount Pleasant favorite — and Eater 2018 Restaurant of the Year — sells some of the city’s most impressive bread, along with seriously charming cakes. After a temporary closure, the neighborhood spot has opened its takeout window Fridays through Sundays for prepaid, contact-free advance orders. Select from a rotating selection of baked goods, meal kits, pantry items, and naturally-fermented breads like triple oat and durum olive.

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4. Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats

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1370 Park Rd NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 299-9700
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Popular vegan bakery Sticky Fingers opens five days a week (closed Monday and Tuesday) for delivery and pickup orders. The Columbia Heights sweet spot has a full selection of cupcakes, cakes, and treats like coffee cake, fudge brownies, and cookies.

5. Reveler's Hour

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1775 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 588-1616
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The new pasta and wine bar from the Tail Up Goat team has turned into a to-go and delivery market with a big baking operation. Preorder loaves of various sourdoughs (semolina, red fife, brown rice) or focaccia with roasted garlic and chiles. Customers can also grab Anson Mills flours for their own bread projects. — G.H.

6. Ted's Bulletin (Multiple Locations)

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1818 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-8337
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All Ted’s Bulletin locations are open for walk-up and curbside pickup orders of almost all bakery items, including tarts, cakes, mini pies, donuts, and cinnamon rolls. Ted’s is also serving its boozy shakes, with flavors like key lime pie with rum, white Russian, and bananas Foster — just in time for the arrival of warm weather.

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7. Fresh Baguette (Multiple Locations)

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1737 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(888) 648-0009
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Fresh Baguette has committed to delivering at least 150 plain and chocolate croissants to local hospitals each week, and more with donations. The Georgetown, Rockville, and Bethesda stores are open for carryout of everything from their eponymous, award-winning bread to croissants and individual and large pastries. Fresh Baguette currently sells hard-to-find all-purpose flour and yeast as well.

8. Le Diplomate

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1601 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-3333
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After shuttering in the first weeks of pandemic closures, Le Diplomate has reopened with a limited menu. Its side window on 14th Street is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for plain croissants, pain au chocolat, focaccia, and gougères. Call-ahead orders can be picked up between 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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9. Boulangerie Christophe

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1422 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 450-6344
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This tony French patisserie in the heart of Georgetown is closed for breakfast and lunch but continues to serve a full selection of classic, upscale French bread and pastries. Think fruit tarts, mille-feuilles, butter croissants, éclairs, and fresh baguettes, all available online for takeout and preorders.

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10. Pluma by Bluebird Bakery

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391 Morse St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 544-2429
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NoMa bakery Pluma remains open, with modified hours, every day but Monday. The tiny bake shop serves walk-in customers a rotating selection of pastries, cookies, and sweets like scones, zucchini bread, lavender shortbread, and lemon ricotta cake. Place bread orders 24 hours in advance.

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11. Seylou Bakery

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926 N St NW suite a
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 842-1122
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Organic, local-sourcing Seylou Bakery in Shaw currently opens its doors Thursday through Sunday for pickup on preorders with 48 hours advance notice. Go for its cult breads, whole wheat croissants, pastries, and organic, local, house-milled flours. Only one customer is allowed in at a time, and the the payment table is far away from employees.

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12. Baked & Wired

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1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(703) 663-8727
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This super popular Georgetown bakery remains open seven day per week for preorder pickup and delivery. Baked and Wired carries a large selection of their breakfast breads, generously-sized cookies, and cupcakes. Choose your pickup time, and they’ll shoot you a text when it’s ready.

Treats in jars at Baked & Wired Baked & Wired [official]

13. Piccolina da Centrolina

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963 Palmer Alley NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 804-5713
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Chef-owner Amy Brandwein’s cafe and bakery across the street from Centrolina lists ciabatta, baguettes, focaccia, and country sourdough on its pickup and delivery menu. Plus, the shop just started firing pizzas in its wood-burning oven. — G.H.

Piccolina bread
Bread from Piccolina
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14. District Doughnut (Multiple Locations)

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5 Market Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 836-4222
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District Doughnut shops are open at Barracks Row, the Wharf, and Georgetown for walk-in customers and preorders. (The doughnut shop also significantly lowered its delivery minimum recently, from three dozen doughnuts to six.) District Doughnuts promises a full selection of doughnuts every morning until they run out. Try funfetti, Nutella cream, vanilla bean glazed, or cherry blossom.

15. Buzz Bakeshop

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901 Slaters Ln
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 600-2899
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The Alexandria location of Buzz Bakeshop remains open, and the brand continues to sell a large selection of baked goods. It’s known for their specialty cakes and gourmet cupcakes (try the s’mores variety), but also have daily treats like key lime pie with gingersnap crust, mini cheesecakes, and numerous muffins and scones. Baking kits delivered through its parent group’s Neighborhood Provisions service include an option for make-your-own Oreos.

“Take and bake” cinnamon rolls and monkey bread from Buzz Bakeshop
“Take and bake” cinnamon rolls and monkey bread from Buzz Bakeshop
Buzz Bakeshop [official]

1. Sunday Morning Bakehouse

11869 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852
Loaves of bread from Sunday Morning Bakehouse
Loaves of bread from Sunday Morning Bakehouse
Rey Lopez/Eater DC

This recently opened bakery in North Bethesda’s Pike and Rose complex is accepting preorders for weekend pickups (Friday through Sunday) for breads like a Parmesan peppercorn sourdough, cookies, doughnuts, croissants, and coffee. — Gabe Hiatt

11869 Grand Park Ave
North Bethesda, MD 20852

2. Bread Furst

4434 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
The bread window at Bread Furst Lisa K. Ruland/for Eater D.C.

Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Bread Furst continues to turn out a full selection of award-winning breads, pastries, and savory food. The bakery also has a sizeable grocery operation going, selling items like bagged fresh produce and flours.

4434 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

3. Ellē

3221 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Lisa K. Ruland / for Eater D.C.

This Mount Pleasant favorite — and Eater 2018 Restaurant of the Year — sells some of the city’s most impressive bread, along with seriously charming cakes. After a temporary closure, the neighborhood spot has opened its takeout window Fridays through Sundays for prepaid, contact-free advance orders. Select from a rotating selection of baked goods, meal kits, pantry items, and naturally-fermented breads like triple oat and durum olive.

3221 Mt Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010

4. Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats

1370 Park Rd NW, Washington, DC 20010

Popular vegan bakery Sticky Fingers opens five days a week (closed Monday and Tuesday) for delivery and pickup orders. The Columbia Heights sweet spot has a full selection of cupcakes, cakes, and treats like coffee cake, fudge brownies, and cookies.

1370 Park Rd NW
Washington, DC 20010

5. Reveler's Hour

1775 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

The new pasta and wine bar from the Tail Up Goat team has turned into a to-go and delivery market with a big baking operation. Preorder loaves of various sourdoughs (semolina, red fife, brown rice) or focaccia with roasted garlic and chiles. Customers can also grab Anson Mills flours for their own bread projects. — G.H.

1775 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. Ted's Bulletin (Multiple Locations)

1818 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Ted’s Bulletin [Official]

All Ted’s Bulletin locations are open for walk-up and curbside pickup orders of almost all bakery items, including tarts, cakes, mini pies, donuts, and cinnamon rolls. Ted’s is also serving its boozy shakes, with flavors like key lime pie with rum, white Russian, and bananas Foster — just in time for the arrival of warm weather.

1818 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

7. Fresh Baguette (Multiple Locations)

1737 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Fresh Baguette has committed to delivering at least 150 plain and chocolate croissants to local hospitals each week, and more with donations. The Georgetown, Rockville, and Bethesda stores are open for carryout of everything from their eponymous, award-winning bread to croissants and individual and large pastries. Fresh Baguette currently sells hard-to-find all-purpose flour and yeast as well.

1737 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

8. Le Diplomate

1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Le Diplomate [Official]

After shuttering in the first weeks of pandemic closures, Le Diplomate has reopened with a limited menu. Its side window on 14th Street is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for plain croissants, pain au chocolat, focaccia, and gougères. Call-ahead orders can be picked up between 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

1601 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

9. Boulangerie Christophe

1422 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
Boulangerie Christophe [Facebook]

This tony French patisserie in the heart of Georgetown is closed for breakfast and lunch but continues to serve a full selection of classic, upscale French bread and pastries. Think fruit tarts, mille-feuilles, butter croissants, éclairs, and fresh baguettes, all available online for takeout and preorders.

1422 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

10. Pluma by Bluebird Bakery

391 Morse St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Photo: Pluma

NoMa bakery Pluma remains open, with modified hours, every day but Monday. The tiny bake shop serves walk-in customers a rotating selection of pastries, cookies, and sweets like scones, zucchini bread, lavender shortbread, and lemon ricotta cake. Place bread orders 24 hours in advance.

391 Morse St NE
Washington, DC 20002

11. Seylou Bakery

926 N St NW suite a, Washington, DC 20001
Lisa K. Ruland / For Eater D.C.

Organic, local-sourcing Seylou Bakery in Shaw currently opens its doors Thursday through Sunday for pickup on preorders with 48 hours advance notice. Go for its cult breads, whole wheat croissants, pastries, and organic, local, house-milled flours. Only one customer is allowed in at a time, and the the payment table is far away from employees.

926 N St NW suite a
Washington, DC 20001

12. Baked & Wired

1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Treats in jars at Baked & Wired Baked & Wired [official]

This super popular Georgetown bakery remains open seven day per week for preorder pickup and delivery. Baked and Wired carries a large selection of their breakfast breads, generously-sized cookies, and cupcakes. Choose your pickup time, and they’ll shoot you a text when it’s ready.

1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW
Washington, DC 20007

13. Piccolina da Centrolina

963 Palmer Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001
Piccolina bread
Bread from Piccolina
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

Chef-owner Amy Brandwein’s cafe and bakery across the street from Centrolina lists ciabatta, baguettes, focaccia, and country sourdough on its pickup and delivery menu. Plus, the shop just started firing pizzas in its wood-burning oven. — G.H.

963 Palmer Alley NW
Washington, DC 20001

14. District Doughnut (Multiple Locations)

5 Market Square SW, Washington, DC 20024

District Doughnut shops are open at Barracks Row, the Wharf, and Georgetown for walk-in customers and preorders. (The doughnut shop also significantly lowered its delivery minimum recently, from three dozen doughnuts to six.) District Doughnuts promises a full selection of doughnuts every morning until they run out. Try funfetti, Nutella cream, vanilla bean glazed, or cherry blossom.

5 Market Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

15. Buzz Bakeshop

901 Slaters Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314
“Take and bake” cinnamon rolls and monkey bread from Buzz Bakeshop
“Take and bake” cinnamon rolls and monkey bread from Buzz Bakeshop
Buzz Bakeshop [official]

The Alexandria location of Buzz Bakeshop remains open, and the brand continues to sell a large selection of baked goods. It’s known for their specialty cakes and gourmet cupcakes (try the s’mores variety), but also have daily treats like key lime pie with gingersnap crust, mini cheesecakes, and numerous muffins and scones. Baking kits delivered through its parent group’s Neighborhood Provisions service include an option for make-your-own Oreos.

901 Slaters Ln
Alexandria, VA 22314

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