A Baked Joint and Baked Wired
Bypass a pies and brownies during these sister bakeries (it’s hard, we know) for a area’s best solidified sammies. Cookies and ice cream—both house-made—come together in flavors such as peanut butter/chocolate and oatmeal/blueberry swirl. We roar for them all. A Baked Joint, 440 K St., NW; 202-408-6985. Baked Wired, 1052 Thomas Jefferson St., NW; 703-663-8727.
Each week, this Clarendon bakery gets a opposite season of Trickling Springs ice cream, afterwards stuffs it inside from-scratch cookies or macarons. Chocolate chip is good—but sugar-crusted gingersnaps are better. 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington; 571-970-6460.
Captain Cookie and a Milkman
This bakery and three-food-truck swift turns out a kind of soft, chewy cookies that make ideal ice-cream sandwiches. You can brew and compare flavors. Our dream combo: black-cherry ice cream with double-chocolate cookies. 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; 202-795-9184. Food-truck locations during captaincookiedc.com.
Ice cream during this Annandale mark comes in colourful colors such as purple (ube, or yam) and sable black (ash coconut). But a categorical pull is a sandwiches, done with comfortable doughnuts. 4221 John Marr Dr., Annandale; 703-942-6285.
This Jewish deli’s tasty answer to an ice-cream sandwich: fat slices of streaked chocolate babka (similar to coffee cake), that connect Dolci Gelati vanilla-bean gelato. 740 Sixth St., NW; 202-794-8400.
What’s tastier than house-made pop-tarts? Two such pop-tarts pressed with ice cream. While a sando isn’t strictly on a menu here, servers are happy to abet with vanilla or chocolate scoops. 14th Street, 202-265-8337; Capitol Hill, 202-544-8337; Gaithersburg, 301-990-0600; Merrifield, 571-830-6680; Reston, 703-956-9510.
This essay appears in a August 2017 emanate of Washingtonian.