Some days you just need to have dessert before dinner. These shops have everything from chocolate to ice cream to satisfy your sweet cravings.

If you're a bonafide sugar addict like me, then you're always looking for places to satisfy your craving for something sweet. Here are four favorite shops to try:

Icy Code

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2029 P St. NW | Washington, D.C. 20036
The rolled ice cream fad has finally made its way from New York City to D.C.! Stop by Icy Code on P Street NW to check out dozens of flavors and concoctions. Whether you're in the mood for something fruity or chocolatey, there's something for everyone. Check out their website for more amazing pictures and information.  

Dangerously Delicious Pies

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1339 H St. NE​ | Washington, D.C. 20002​ 675 I S. NW | Washington, D.C. 20001 (Chinatown)

This D.C. staple can be found in Baltimore and in two spots within the District, but it's tasty in all locations! With a rock and roll feel, Dangerously Delicious Pies serves up amazing creations that are loaded to the brim with anything and everything. There are dozens of pie flavors, including pumpkin for fall! You can even buy savory meat pies and quiches if you're looking for something a little more healthier for breakfast. Order online if you feel a little guilty about eating the whole pie in one sitting.

Dolcezza Gelato

[caption id="attachment_4529" align="aligncenter" width="311"]dessert Inside the Dolcezza factory[/caption] Multiple locations! Even with fall lurking, gelato is the perfect sweet treat minus most of the guilt. These small cafes that serve Argentinian coffee and locally made (with ingredients from local farmers!) gelato will get you hooked. There are shops all across D.C. You have probably seen these chic containers in grocery stores across town, but did you know you can go visit the Union Market location where they actually make the gelato? There are sweet and sour tastes that everyone in your friend group will enjoy. Check out their website for more info.  

Momofuku Milk Bar

[caption id="attachment_4530" align="aligncenter" width="300"]dessert Soft cookies to pair with milk[/caption] 1090 I St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 This is one of the most famous restaurants in the world, and its milk bar bakery has a home right in City Center. These crazy culinary creations had people standing in line when it first opened. With creative cookies that have everything from rice krispies to potato chips, Momofoku will have you discovering new tastes you didn't know existed. There are cookies, cakes, truffles, pies, ice cream, and even sweet bread! They've even got gluten-free options so everyone can enjoy! Check out their website for more details.
What's your favorite place for sweet treats in the District? Share your ideas below!

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