It seems like most people are a little ashamed to love DC. Politicians bash it, as affiliation with this city is seen as weakness, or being disconnected from the nation. The country views it as a place outside of reality, oblivious to concerns faced by the rest of the states. These things might be true, but it is also a city where lots of people go about their daily lives.
And I love it.
I feel like DC is the best kept secret of the big cities. Everyone gets excited about New York, Chicago, or LA. People only remember DC when they are planning educational trips for their eight graders or considering an internship. But DC is so much more than that, and has so much to recommend itself as a city.
Which is why I’ve decided to periodically share things that I love about this city. Places, restaurants, museums, parks, scenes, and activities – all the little things that have slowly won me over from my initial hatred of this city.
Today I wanted to share the Batter Bowl Bakery, which just opened a couple weeks ago on H Street NE (yes, there are cool things on the eastern side of this city, and no, you won’t die if you go there).
What it is: Tiny European style bakery with just enough American, meaning they serve huge breakfast sandwiches and give polite service.
Where it is: 403 H Street NE.
Why you should be excited: There are croissants are so flaky that I wanted to cry and there is a NUTELLA TOWER, welcoming you like a beacon of chocolate.
If you are a fan of DC, feel free to share some of your favorite places below! If you aren’t a fan, come visit and I will convince you.