The Baked Bear will open a Maryland location next year, which will make Bethesda's Pike and Rose an even hotter local destination.

Bethesda’s Pike and Rose housing, office, retail, restaurant and entertainment development soon will house The Baked Bear ice cream sandwich shop’s first Maryland location. Most locals probably haven’t heard of the chain, and that's due to the fact that the company only has locations in the Midwest and on the West Coast. But come next year, it will be a local hotspot. The Pike and Rose location will open in the spring, just in time for summer at 929 Rose Avenue in Bethesda. [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="5851,5846"]
Those who have heard of The Baked Bear already know just how ridiculously tempting the company’s cookies, waffles, ice cream and ice cream sandwiches are. Reviews of the company’s shops have gained immense praise from famous food critics, and their unique recipes offer patrons delicious treats that are anything but ordinary. The Baked Bear offers 21 different flavors of ice cream, which can either be purchased separately or placed in one of eight types of cookies for a delicious ice cream sandwich -- the cookies are baked fresh daily. The shop also offers waffles, donuts, and brownies all stuffed with ice cream, and not to mention their delectable root beer floats and ice cream sundaes. Simply pick the ice cream flavor and the type of sandwich you would like, then they'll hot press it, and voila! Your creation is ready to eat. [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="5847,5848"] Have you been to The Baked Bear in the Midwest or West Coast? Are you excited for the shop to come to Bethesda? Which yummy creation will you try out first? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
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