Grassroots Gourmet

Restaurants, Bakery Northwest
3 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Grassroots Gourmet
Photograph: Courtesy Grassroots Gourmet Chocolate mint cookies at Grassroots Gourmet

At Bloomingdale’s lone bakery, owner Sara Fatell supplies sugar addicts with treats often ripped from her grandmother’s recipe book. The former politico dishes out fan favorites, including rugelach (a Jewish cookie with a sweet filling) and chocolate peanut butter chip cookies. Select treats are gluten free or vegan, and Fatell offers custom cake orders (options include Bananas foster and chai latte cake) for special occasions. 


Venue name: Grassroots Gourmet
Address: 104 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC

Cross street: at First St
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 8am–7pm, Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 10am–4pm
Transport: Rhode Island Metro
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Average User Rating

3 / 5

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This bakery was a much-needed addition to the neighborhood of Bloomingdale. You can hop in there for coffee in the morning and buy breads, scones and muffins. The bakery is open, so you can see the work space in back. Grassroots also makes its own marshmallows which are always worth it. This place is great if you need a house or hostess gift to give to someone. Unfortunately, as much as I want to love it, I don’t think the offerings here are so good. I mean, it’s great that they’re homemade fresh every day, and I love supporting an independent bakery, but neither the food nor coffee here is the best ever, with maybe the exception of the marshmallows.