Why we eat cheesecake and other dairy products on Shavuot has long been debated. Whatever the reason you eat cheesecake, you want to eat the best. That’s why we prepared this list of the best cheesecake spots in DC. Is your favorite on the list?
#5 – CAPITAL CITY CHEESECAKES (Takoma Park, MD)
With two sisters at the helm, this Takoma Park, MD bakery prides itself on its cheesecakes. With 12 flavors, including one vegan option (!), their mini cheesecakes can be ordered individually or by the dozen. Almost all flavors come in their 9″ pies as well.
#4 – THAT CHEESECAKE TRUCK (Mobile)
If you can find it, it will make your day. This truck serves mini-cheesecakes in various flavors. Their products are supplied by Sweetz Cheesecake, a storefront out in Gaithersburg, MD. Try to get their Brown Sugar Bourbon if it’s on the menu when you track the truck down!
#3 – BUTTERCREAM BAKERY (Shaw)
Shaw’s sweetest addition to 9th Street is the perfect place to stop for your cheesecake fix if you look like this when you’re around baked goods. Each day, these bakers prepare a cheesecake of the day, bundled in a perfect 4 oz. treat for your taste buds and your waistline.
#2 – DOG TAG BAKERY (Georgetown)
While variety of cheesecake is not their strong point, these guys serve up some of the best Key Lime Cheesecake north of the Keys. Oh, and they get bonus points for their inspiring tikkun olam (healing the world) business model by employing disabled veterans!
#1 – CAKEROOM (Adams Morgan)
This place does pretty much anything with flour, sugar and butter right. But, their cheesecakes are particularly amazing. With 13 flavors to choose from, including Caramel Macchiato, Red Velvet and Oreo, you won’t know where to start. If you’re going at night, arrive there early since they tend to get pretty bare-shelved by 7pm.
For more on how to celebrate Shavuot in DC, check out our Shavuot Guide 2017/5777.