Published: Friday, October 5, 2012
Updated: Thursday, October 4, 2012 23:10
Mr. Yogato | 1515 17th St. NW
Frozen yogurt usually tastes like mediocre ice cream with berries on top but that’s not true at Mr. Yogato, the best yogurt place in D.C. It has toppings ranging from traditional fruit to more nostalgic selections like Fruity Pebbles, Teddy Grahams or gummy bears. Free toppings like honey, chocolate sauce and balsamic vinegar can take your order to the next level.
Mr. Yogato also has some of the most enjoyable money-saving deals in the city. You can let the employees stamp your forehead for a 15% discount, answer trivia questions or perform physical tasks for a fun way to save a few bucks on your delicious treat.
Sticky Fingers | 1370 Park Street NW
If you are a fan of “Cupcake Wars,” chances are you’ve heard of Sticky Fingers Sweets and Eats, the first vegan bakery to win the Food Network competition. Favorites among this shop’s award-winning cupcakes include Strawberry Crème, a vanilla cake with strawberry frosting, and the Bunny Huggers Carrot Cake, which features cream-cheese-style frosting. If savory is more your style, the cafe is for you, with selections including a grilled Daiya sandwich (a vegan grilled cheese) and a tempeh bacon, lettuce, tomato and Veganaise tuna melt. Regardless of what you order, everything is dairy-, egg- and trans-fat free, making any meal guilt free.
Thomas Sweet | 3214 P St. NW
We all love ice cream, and there are few places in the city that have better stuff than this Georgetown mainstay. Walk inside, and you’re confronted with a potentially overwhelming list of options ranging from regular and soft serve to frozen yogurt. And, you can ask to have toppings mixed in. Having extensively sampled their selections, I recommend the coconut, coffee Oreo, pistachio or Cookie Monster — chocolate with Oreos and marshmallows. The peanut butter frozen yogurt is also a real treat.
Perhaps the best thing about going to T. Sweet’s — besides, of course, the insanely delicious food — is the enormous portions. If you’re a light eater, share a small or medium with a friend. If you like ice cream a lot — and really, who doesn’t? — seize the chance to indulge in a mountain of ice cream.