Thanksgiving Cakes and Desserts in DC

Thanksgiving dessert offerings from 1789. Photo courtesy of 1789 Restaurant.

No Thanksgiving table is complete without a mountain of sweet treats at the end, and DC restaurants and bakeries have everything you need to satisfy your guests’ dessert cravings.

The best of Brookland
3126 12th Street, NE
Chef and co-owner Shannan Troncoso is bringing back her crowd-pleasing Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie this year. The cake serves six to eight people and is topped with a spiked bourbon caramel drizzle. Make an order online for $35 by November 19 for pickup on November 23.

1226 36th Street, NW
In addition to its prefix dinner menu, 1789 also has cakes to go. Find a pumpkin spice cheesecake with caramelized walnuts and whipped cream, a pecan pie, or a sweet potato pie with cranberries, caramelized walnuts, and apple cider whipped cream. Place your order before November 20 for pick up on November 23.

Call your mother
multiple locations
Bring your Thanksgiving dessert to life with CYM’s Chocolate Alfajor Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache and Dulce de Leche, Pumpkin Pie with Candied Walnuts, or Apple Cranberry Pie. All three are available for pre order for $35 until November 20, with withdrawal on November 23.

swamp bakery
1515 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington
Try something new with Chef David Gaus’s Bacon and Cayenne Pie or Virginia Peanut Pie, or play it safe with Traditional Butternut Squash, Classic Pecans, Lemon Chess or Roasted Sweet Potato. Prices range from $22 to $26. Cakes must be tidy before November 19 to pick up before November 23.

Brookland’s Finest Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie. Photo courtesy of Scott Suchman

district donuts
749 SE 8th Street; 5 Market Square, SW; 1309 5th St., NE; 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
Go bold with donuts for dessert this Thanksgiving with District Donuts’ fall menu. Choose from flavors like maple butter pecan, glazed pumpkin, and apple cider. The fall flavors linger throughout November; to buy online for thanksgiving day.

bread fort
4434 Connecticut Ave., NW
Stick with the classics: apple, pumpkin, and bourbon pecan pie for $32.50 each. Act fast – once they’re gone, they’re outside. To call 20-765-1200 organize.

neighborhood provisions
2000 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria
If you don’t want to be tempted with a whole pie, you can opt for just half of a pumpkin, apple Dutch, or pecan pie. Of course, we can’t blame you if you go all out. The whole cake is $36 and half is $18. Organize online for pick up or delivery on November 22 and 23.

Cake shop
1339 H St., NE
For those who can’t decide which flavor they want this year, the Pie Shop has you covered. They have a Berger Biscuit Pie, Traditional Apple, Apple Crumble, Sweet Potato, Chocolate Pecan, Chocolate Peanut Butter Chess, Blueberry Pancake, Pumpkin, and a Winterberry Crumble. All of their pre-orders are sold out, but they have cakes available for walk-ins every day on a first-come, first-served basis. All the cakes are $36.

the pastry chef
2006 18th Street, NW
Try their Banoffee Pie, a traditional English dessert made with bananas, whipped cream and graham cracker crust, or another from their extensive selection. They have lime, chocolate peanut butter, apple pecan and sour cream and three berry pie in addition to their fall flavored cupcakes. All the pies are $28 and the muffins are $38-$44 a dozen. Organize 48 hours before the collection.

Firehook Bakery
1909 Q. St., northwest; 430 South Washington St., Alexandria; 14701 Flint Lee Rd., Chantilly
Decorate your table with festively shaped pumpkin cookies or bars and frosting. Firehook also has the classics like apple, pecan and pumpkin pie if you can’t live without them. Pies are $22-$24 and cookies and bars are $10-$14. Organize 48 hours before the collection.

RavenHook Bakery
1309 5th St., NE
Try their Texas pecan pie ($35) or their Mile High Apple Pie. ($32). Organize before November 20 to pick up before November 23.

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