Best place to get a frozen treat
Many dessert spots are more flash than foundation, but Dolcezza’s gelato — made daily in their factory near Union Market and served in eight D.C.-area shops — starts with great basics: dairy, fruits and herbs from farms in Pennsylvania and Virginia. The simple ingredients don’t mean boring flavors, though. Their rotation of gelato options includes crookneck pumpkin, black sesame and peanut butter stracciatella, while dairy-free sorbettos come in flavors like white nectarine, Champagne mango and orange honey cardamom. S.M.D. Multiple locations.
2nd: Ice Cream Jubilee, 301 Water St. SE; 202-863-0727.
3rd: Pitango Gelato, multiple locations.