The Best DC Area Bakeries & Cookie Shops


Valentine’s Day is here. Be sure to support your local Washington, DC area bakeries while you help spread the love!

In our guide to the Best DC Area Bakeries and Cookie Shops, you will find treats for those you love and support local businesses. Whether you love cookies, brownies, cupcakes or pastries; these shops throughout Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland have you covered!

We love all of the great DC Area bakeries and cookie shops! If there are any that we have mistakenly left off, please be sure to email us at info {at} Thank you!

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Courtney was born and raised in Louisiana where she met her husband (married in 2005). They have moved several times, but finally feel very settled in NW DC after moving back in 2016. She has four energetic kids: Cormac (2010), Evangeline (2013), Solomon (2016), and Antoinette (2019). She thinks motherhood is absolutely wonderful, but is constantly trying to figure out how to manage it all. She spends her days talking Star Wars, playing with legos, doing crafts, having tea parties, and chasing her toddler. Motherhood is wonderful and wild and in 2017 she banded together with other mothers to start DC Area Moms to inspire, learn, and grow together. She loves morning coffee, chocolate, chatting with people since she's an extrovert, a clean house (which is rare these days). She dislikes when her kids don't listen the first time, she abhors littering, and doesn't enjoy shopping.