As soon as I got back to DC, everyone wanted to know if I'd made it to a bakery called Billy's. Even the next time I went back to Ohio I ran into a former Billy's employee at Columbus' Bakery Gingham. Clearly this was a sign.
This time around I made a beeline for Billy's Bakery and instantly saw what all the fuss was about. In addition to some awesome baked goods, this place has atmosphere for days. An old-timey respite in the middle of the big city, it was nice to walk in and feel like you'd taken a step back in time, where life was a little bit slower, and you could just have a slice of pie and watch the world go by. I sampled the banana and carrot cupcakes, as well as the key lime cheesecake and they were all delicious.
|I think my parents had this same table when I was little|
|Key Lime Cheesecake|
Billy's is definitely a must try next time you're in the city and they also offer ridiculously gorgeous layer cakes as well as bars, cookies and pies.
If you go
|My attempt at an old-timey looking Billy's pic|
75 Franklin St
Between Broadway and Church
268 Elizabeth St
Between Prince and Houston Streets
184 9th Avenue
Between 21st and 22nd Streets