The “sunny eggs” at Unconventional Diner. Photo courtesy of Unconventional Diner

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Our Favorite Summer Desserts to Order in D.C.


Ready to have the sweetest summer ever? If not, it’s time to get ready because we have a curated list of local desserts that are so tempting you are going to have sample each and every one. With the temperatures rising and summer produce in full force, restaurants around the greater D.C. area are serving up a variety of desserts designed to either cool you down, give you the opportunity to sample the tastiest fruit of the season, or both.

From Gatsby’s ice cream sundae to Magpie’s semifreddo to seasonal fruit-focused delights like the strawberry shortcake at Fancy Radish, our latest guide highlights desserts that celebrate the year’s hottest season — and will leave you wanting more. Your summer #goals list is officially here, and you have our permission to start with dessert.