June 22nd, 2018
Rise Bakery is not only one of DC's favorite bakeries, it's also a gluten-free facility that doesn't sacrifice a bit of taste or texture. The kitchen prepares all pastries and loaves by hand, in small batches, so you can be sure that anything you purchase here has been made with care and attention.
When you visit, start by spending a few minutes just exploring all the display cases to get a sense of the huge variety of products this place puts out each day. You'll find everything from chocolate eclairs, to gourmet cupcakes, to fruit-filled pastries (and more), as well as savory items like bagels, ham and cheese-stuffed croissants, and crusty baguettes. Pick up a quick breakfast on your way to work, or order a full dozen to treat the whole office. Insider tip: street parking can be tricky here, but there is a parking garage out back and Rise Bakery will validate at the rate of $4 for two hours.