Sweet Tooth Ride

Sweet Tooth Ride in DC

City Tour, 13 Miles

overview

 Renee Moore, the route curator, started riding her bike when her mom was hospitalized and she figured she could save $154 a week for car parking by biking to the hospital.

Renee Moore, the route curator, started riding her bike when her mom was hospitalized and she figured she could save $154 a week for car parking by biking to the hospital.

Have a sweet tooth? Then this is the ride for you. The Sweet Tooth Ride will allow you to have some of the best dessert and ice cream DC as to offer. You'll enjoy the variety of yummy treats. Just don't blame me for your dental bills.

map & logistics

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map

bikes

BIKE SHARE

Capital Bikeshare - $7 daily, map

RENTALS

  • Bike and Roll DC - $35+ daily for city,  hybrid, road, tandem, kids, trailer bike or trailer. Rentals include rack, handlebar bag, lock, tube and pump
  • Thompson Boat Center - $30 daily for cruiser bikes with baskets and locks

transit connections

Metro - Bicycles are permitted on Metrorail (limited to two per car) weekdays except 7-10 am and 4-7 pm. Bicycles are permitted all day Saturday and Sunday as well as most holidays (limited to four per car). 100% of buses have bike racks.

  • Start of ride - Takoma (red line)
  • End of ride - Navy Yard (green line)

What to bring?

Money for sweets! Plus, if desired, cash for 2 Metrorail rides to get you to the start of the route and home from the end of the route.

highlights

A. Dolci Gelati Cafe  7000 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park | www.dolcigelati.net | (240) 418-8359

This Gelato place serves homemade gelato and coffee. It’s a quaint little shop with a variety of flavors. Grab a scoop and sit outside and enjoy Takoma Park and it’s wonderful residents. Su-F 10am-9pm / Sa 10am-10pm

 Pleasant Pops is also a market.

Pleasant Pops is also a market.

B. Pleasant Pops  1781 Florida Avenue Northwest | www.pleasantpops.com | (202) 558-5224

This shop takes fresh ingredients, adds a stick and freezes them like grandma used to do. Perfect summer ( or anytime) treat to enjoy alone or with friends. M 7:30am-7pm / Tu-F 7:30am-10pm / Sa-Su 8:30am-10pm

C. Captain Cookie  2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW | www.captaincookiedc.com | (202) 795-9184

Captain Cookie has three food trucks in the DC area and also a new location inside the George Washington University Shops. They are listed as baking one of the 7 best chocolate chip cookies in DC! You have to check them out. M-F 9-12am / Sa 11-2am / Su 11-12am

D. Dangerously Delicious Pies  1339 H Street Northeast | www.dangerouspiesdc.com | (202) 398-7437

1339 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002 - DDP has both sweet and savory pies. So you can start with a chicken pie, steak and onion pie or quiche, then have a slice of apple pie for dessert all in the same sitting. M-Th 11-12am / F 11am-3:30am / Sa 9am-3:30am / Su 9am-10pm

E. The Sweet Lobby  404 8th Street Southeast | sweetlobby.com | (202) 544-2404

The Sweet Lobby was the winner on The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. They serve not only cupcakes, but macaroons, eclairs, shortbread and more. M-Th 10am-9pm / F-Sa 10am-10pm

F. Ice Cream Jubilee  301 Water Street Southeast | www.icecreamjubilee.com | (202) 863-0727

This is the perfect way to end the sugar rush you should have by now. Sit by the water and have a unique ice cream flavor such as caramel popcorn, honey lemon lavender or gin and tonic sorbet! Flavors change seasonally, so check their website for current flavors. Su–Th 11am-10pm / F–Sa11am-11pm