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Pie Sisters

The holidays may be long over but any time is pie time for sisters Alli, Bear and Cat. Building on their family tradition, Pie Sisters has been serving up savory and sweet pies in Georgetown since fall of 2010. Specialty sweet pie staples include Bourbon Chocolate Pecan, Jumble Berry (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries) and Apple Caramel Crunch. So whether you’re catering a special event or just looking to grab a slice, Pie Sisters has got what you’re craving! piesisters.com

District Doughnut

One thing sure to make you smile each morning is a fresh, made-from-scratch, filled-with-love donut. But not all donuts are created equal, and the people behind District Doughnut are responsible for that inequality. With selections ranging from Dulce de Leche to Key Lime Pie, your wildest donut cravings end here. You can find your donut paradise at any of their district locations in Georgetown, Capitol Hill and The Wharf. You might want to try the Valrhona Chocolate Creme Brulee donut! districtdoughnut.com

Thomas Sweet

Thomas Sweet has been operating in Princeton, NJ since 1979, but made a name for themselves in Washington, D.C. after President Obama and his daughters visited for a Father’s Day ice cream in 2011. Boasting dozens upon dozens of delicious frozen flavors, Thomas Sweet is best known for their“blend-ins,”where customers get to choose one or more flavors and toppings twisted together. Visit their Georgetown location for a frozen treat this month! thomassweet.com

Livin’ the Pie Life

Do you have a pie-sized hole in your life? Well no one fills it better than Wendy & Heather’s Livin’ the Pie Life in Arlington, VA. These two local moms have set up shop with one delicious goal in mind: making excellent pies. When you’re craving something comforting and reminiscent of home, pick up one of their Mom’s Traditional Apple pies. Feeling decadent instead? How about a Brown Butter Coconut pie? If the delicious pies weren’t enough, Livin’ the Pie Life is dedicated to sustainability and offers 100 percent recyclable/compostable tins, boxes, forks and more! livinthepielife.com

Momofuku Milk Bar

You may have heard of the dessert dynasty known as Momofuku, but have you ever tasted it? Started by award-winning pastry chef Christina Tosi in New York City’s East Village, Milk Bar has grown across the country including D.C. locations at The Wharf, Logan Circle and City Center. They’re known for their familiar sounding treats with a twist, like their cereal milk soft serve, which tastes just like the milk at the bottom of your cereal bowl. Don’t forget to try their Compost Cookies! milkbarstore.com