Pleasant Pops Market Expands to Downtown DC

Fresh fruit pops and locally-roasted coffees by the White House.

Pleasant Pops will bring its fresh fruit popsicles like this peach-y flavor to downtown DC. Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Get ready for fresh fruit popsicles and locally-roasted coffees by the White House. Pleasant Pops Cafe & Market in Adams Morgan announced plans for a second location at 731 15th Street, Northwest.

Co-owners Roger Horowitz and Brian Sykora began their business as a food truck selling seasonal popsicles made with locally-sourced fruits, dairy, and herbs. The mobile van and farmer’s market stands quickly drew a following for refreshing flavors like strawberry ginger lemonade, honeycrisp apple, and Mexican chocolate. An AdMo shop expanded the repertoire, allowing the team to serve vegetarian sandwiches and salads, coffees, pastries, and items from other small Washington businesses.

The new cafe in the ground floor of the Woodward Building is slated to debut in June, and offer a menu of Ceremony Coffee Roasters brews out of Baltimore, espresso drinks, freshly-baked morning pastries, and homemade pops. Hopefully those watermelon-mint and cucumber-chili treats will help curb summer heat.

Stay tuned for more details closer to the opening.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.