New D.C. Bakeries

Eater reports that D.C. has seen a bit of a bakery renaissance over the past couple of years, with more ambitious bakeries opening up around town. There's a mix of homegrown shops, out-of-town transplants, dish-specific projects (think baked pretzels), and more. The offerings span neighborhoods and price points, too.

Listed are several bakeries that have popped up in the last half year, providing a wide range of morning, afternoon, and evening items that appeal to eaters of all different tastes.

Beard Papa's (Multiple locations)

"Not one, but two locations of this Tokyo-born bakery have opened in the area over the past six months. The first was in Georgetown, with a Falls Church location to follow. Cream puffs and other pâte à choux pastries rule here."

Bread Bite Bakery

"This bakery opened in the former CakeLove original location on U Street. Bagels are a major focus."

Buttercream Bakeshop

"Tiffany MacIsaac opens her own shop in Shaw, serving up custom desserts like "cinnascones" and "flakies." There are cakes, coffee, and celebratory retail items, too."

Lavande Patisserie

"These local macaron experts just debuted a Rockville location."

Pineapple and Pearls

"Aaron Silverman's latest project operates as a bakery and cafe by day, and transitions into a fine dining restaurant during the evenings."

Simit + Smith

"Turkish bagels are among the offerings at this new addition to Georgetown."

The Pretzel Bakery (New Location)

"A new, larger space for this Capitol Hill favorite means new menu items like calzones and beer cheese pretzel bombs."

Un Je Ne Sais Quoi

"Find cream puffs, tarte tatin, merveilleux, and other French pastries here."