The Dish: Faraway Favorites in DC

by Editorial

These three tasty spots may not originate from the district, but we’re glad they migrated over.
By Ashley Mitchell

Surprise, surprise—most big shots in Washington are not originally from here. They come from all over the country, thereby leaving their beloved local cuisine behind. While we think our city has an enviable gastronomic scene all on its own, to those who still yearn for their faraway favorites, here are three spots you must try.

Shake Shack

1216 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036, Tel: 202.683.9922

The Shack Burger at Shake Shack is a huge hit. (photo by William Brinson)

Known for: Never-frozen burgers, creamy frozen custard, crispy fries and their special “ShackSauce”
First Taste: New York City, 2004
D.C. Chillin’ Since: May 2011

Editor’s Pick: Mmmm, the ShackBurger. It may not be the healthiest option, but even our vegetarian editor felt like satisfied after their ‘Shroom Burger.

Sprinkles Cupcakes

3015 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007, Tel: 202.450.1610

A tower of cupcakes at Sprinkles in Georgetown. (courtesy of Sprinkles Cupcakes)

Known for: Irresistible cupcakes and a modern-designed space
First Taste: Beverly Hills, CA, 2005
D.C. Chillin’ Since: March 2011

Editor’s Pick: The Key Lime Cupcake.  Super sweet, with a pinch of lime sourness, this cupcake is only seasonally available until September 5th.

Serendipity 3

3150 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007, Tel: 202.333.5193

Frrrozen Hot Chocolate is a great treat at Serendipity. (courtesy of Serendipity)

Known for: Over-the-top desserts, eclectic décor, attached general store and their signature Frrrozen Hot Chocolate
First Taste: New York City, 1954
D.C. Chillin’ Since: May 2011

Editor’s Pick: The Presidential Lobster Pasta, Monumental Hangover Omelet, Capital Club Sandwich, White House Pizza and the D.C. Treasure Chest.

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