Dog Tag Bakery – Georgetown’s finest

Reprinted 2018

There’s no shortage of bakeries in Georgetown and no shortage of opinions on which is the best.

The long lines outside Georgetown Cupcakes following its TV show a few years ago leads to many tourists stopping by. Their cupcakes are good, especially the frosting.

But locals often told me Dog Tag Bakery is the best. Finally, I decided to stop by when I had some rare free time. It’s on Wisconsin Ave. below M St. NW and on the south side of the canal on Grace Street, which is across Grace Episcopal Church.

The cafe itself is more welcoming than others in town simply because there’s room for more than a few tables. A few students with laptops sat inside while groups of friends gathered at tables.

I bought three slices of pie for a family gathering. (Really, I didn’t eat them myself.) The most unusual was cranberry, which as expected was tart but interesting. My grandson loved the oreo pie. The gingerbread was fresh and tasty.

I won’t crown a bakery champion, but Dog Tag is definitely the most relaxed one to stop for a snack.

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Rick Snider is a native Washingtonian, long-time journalist and licensed tour guide since 2010.
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