There’s no tasty holiday tradition quite like holiday cookies, when we finally get the chance to enjoy those classic sugar cookies, gingerbread men, shortbread, thumbprint cookies and more. But, as anyone who has anguished over a mixing bowl knows, baking cookies is no easy task!
If baking isn’t exactly your thing, leave the holiday cookies to the experts this year and instead, visit these local bakeries before your cookie exchange. No one needs to be the wiser that your cookies didn’t come from your RESA oven!
Catania Bakery, located at 1404 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC which is only a seven minute walk from your RESA apartment ensuring you’ll be the first in line, is a little, old-fashioned bakery which has served breads, cookies, biscotti and other Italian pastries since 1932.
Catania Bakery works with local suppliers to source the freshest and most authentic ingredients and uses old-fashioned techniques to ensure the highest quality. All of their baked goods are made by hand, the same way since the Caruso family started in 1932.
Sweet Crimes, located at 407 T St NW, Washington, DC which will make for a quick trip at only 10 minutes away, is ideal if you’re gluten-free since they’re known as one of the best gluten-free bakeries in the entire city!
The “special sauce” is their proprietary flour blend, which is a one-to-one substitute for all-purpose flour in cookies, cakes, pancakes, brownies, and any other sweet baked product. They’re on a mission to bring you delicious baked goods just like you remember them.
1404 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20002
407 T St NW, Washington, DC 20009