Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

Articles > Food & Drink

Best of Bethesda: Quick Bites to Go

The best spots in Bethesda to grab a bite when you’re on the go

Tout de Sweet’s fruit charlotte has ladyfinger cake, vanilla mousse, and fresh fruit. Photograph by Erik Uecke

Cornucopia
8102 Norfolk Ave.; 301-652-1625
For beautifully made Italian sandwiches on crusty loaves—we like the fresh mozzarella with roasted peppers, basil, and olive oil—try Cornucopia.

Vace
4705 Miller Ave.; 301-654-6367
Vace is known for crisp-crusted, tangy-sauced pizzas by the slice or pie; the Italian sub with thin-sliced salami, mortadella, ham, and mozzarella is also a winner.

Taylor Gourmet
7280 Woodmont Ave.; 301-951-9001
Taylor Gourmet makes a good sub, too. Try the Italian Hoagie with aged provolone, prosciutto, salami, and capicola. And arancini, or risotto balls, are expertly fried.

Don Pollo
7007 Wisconsin Ave.; 301-652-0001
Don Pollo is the place for juicy Peruvian-style rotisserie birds with black beans and rice.

Saveur India
6831 Wisconsin Ave.; 301-951-0062
Indian expats go to Saveur India for dishes that taste of home. We like the potato-filled samosas and the cauliflower-potato curry.

Best of Bethesda

Tout de Sweet
7831 Woodmont Ave.; 301-951-0474
Sample the pastel-hued macarons at the spare, stylish French cafe Tout de Sweet. We recommend the vanilla, coffee, and chocolate flavors; croissants are also top notch.

Dolcezza
7111 Bethesda La.; 301-215-9226
For those whose tastes run more to frozen treats, Dolcezza offers dense, creamy Argentinean gelato in flavors such as brown butter and blackberries and cream.

Cacao
7129 Bethesda La.; 301-215-6945
Chocolate lovers will want to check out Cacao for single-origin bars—made with cocoa beans from one country—and mendiants, nut-studded chocolate bars.

Georgetown Cupcake
4834 Bethesda Ave.; 301-907-8900
Georgetown Cupcake is home to arguably the deepest, darkest chocolate cupcake around, the Chocolate Ganache.

Fancy Cakes by Leslie
939 Elm St.; 301-652-9390
If you like to decorate your own cupcakes, hit the “decor bar” at Fancy Cakes by Leslie, where you can choose from six kinds of sprinkles and assorted non-edible decorations to dress up your cupcakes.

This article appears in the September 2011 issue of The Washingtonian. 

Subscribe to Washingtonian
Follow Washingtonian on Twitter

Read Next

Best of Bethesda: Creative Cocktails

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular on Washingtonian

The Building Museum's "Beach" Is as Fun and Ridiculous as It Sounds

The 15-Step, Absolutely Perfect Burger

What Happens If It Rains During DC's Fourth of July Fireworks?

Where to Eat and Drink in DC Near the Best Places to Watch July 4th Fireworks

Every Couple Is Sleeping In Separate Rooms, and None of Them Are Admitting It

The Reasons Why Scientists Get Angry at Shark Week

Where to Watch Fireworks in DC for the Fourth of July

Say Hello to Claudia's Steakhouse, Where Martinis Go for $125 and Grocery Store Wines are Poured at a Premium

How to Celebrate Fourth of July in Washington, DC