Where to find s’mores in DC, no campfire required

WASHINGTON — Aug. 10 is National S’more Day, but really, why limit indulging in the chocolate treat to one day?

This summer, you can find amazing s’more desserts at a number of D.C. area bakeries and restaurants. And the best part is, there’s no need to light a campfire.

Bite into a s’mores cupcake at Buzz Bakeshop‘s Arlington and Alexandria locations. It’s a chocolate cupcake with a graham cracker crust, filled with marshmallow buttercream and topped with chocolate buttercream. (Courtesy Buzz Bakeshop)

S’mores pudding cup, $4.50 ea – 66% Valrhona chocolate pudding layered with a graham cracker crust topped with torched marshmallow (available at Buzz Bakeshop Alexandria only)
Alexandria’s Buzz Bakeshop is serving a s’mores pudding cup, made with 66 percent Valrhona chocolate pudding, layered with a graham cracker crust and topped with torched marshmallow. (Courtesy Buzz Bakeshop)

 

 

Want to make them yourself? Pick up a s'mores kit at Rare Sweets in City Center. The kit ($20, feeds six people) is filled with house-made marshmallows, house-made graham crackers and a bar of chocolate. (Courtesy Rachel Lyn Photography/Rare Sweets) 
Want to make them yourself? Pick up a s’mores kit at Rare Sweets in City Center. The kit ($20, feeds six people) is filled with house-made marshmallows, house-made graham crackers and a bar of chocolate. (Courtesy Rachel Lyn Photography/Rare Sweets)

Petite Loulou is doing a s’mores crepe. A graham cracker batter creates the base and is filled with milk chocolate, marshmallows and topped with a toasted marshmallow.
Petite Loulou in Purcellville, Virginia, is doing a s’mores crepe. The base is a graham cracker batter creates, which is filled with milk chocolate, marshmallows and topped with a toasted marshmallow. (Courtesy Petite Loulou)

At Convivial, Warm chocolate cake is crumbled along with graham crackers and meringue for texture. Chocolate ice cream is then topped with a drizzle of salted caramel. Garnished is a thin layer of house made toasted marshmallow
At Convivial, diners will find s’mores in the form of a warm chocolate cake, crumbled along with graham crackers and meringue for texture. On top is chocolate ice cream, a drizzle of salted caramel and a thin layer of house made toasted marshmallow. (Courtesy Convivial/Scott Suchman)

 

Eat s’mores for breakfast with the French toast s’mores at Co Co. Sala. Cinnamon brioche is stuffed with house-made marshmallow, dark chocolate and graham shortbread. It’s served with a warm banana compote and milk chocolate mousse. (Courtesy CoCo Sala)

Smoked S’more from Bourbon Steak in the Four Seasons Hotel
Chocolate Praline Mousse, Marshmallow, Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream, Hazelnut Streusel 
It's smoked under a cloche with the smoldering ember of a wood-burning grill and lifted at the table. The smoke permeates the deconstructed layers and gives it that campfire smokiness.
The smoked s’more from Bourbon Steak in the Four Seasons Hotel is made of chocolate praline mousse, marshmallow, toasted marshmallow ice cream and hazelnut streusel. It’s smoked under a cloche with the smoldering ember of a wood-burning grill, giving it that campfire smokiness. (Courtesy Bourbon Steak)

Tiffany MacIssac’s Happy Camper at Buttercream Bakeshop is nostalgic riff on a s'more done in bar form... Crispy graham crumble, fudge 72% chocolate ganache, billows of homemade honey-vanilla marshmallow fluff.
Tiffany MacIssac’s “happy camper” at Buttercream Bakeshop is a nostalgic riff on a s’more done in bar form. It’s made with crispy graham crumble, fudge, 72 percent chocolate ganache and homemade honey-vanilla marshmallow fluff.

Fare Well has a S'mores shake: Vanilla coconut ice cream blended with graham crackers and house-made marshmallow fluff & drizzled with chocolate. ($8)
Fare Well on H Street has a non-dairy s’mores shake, made with vanilla coconut ice cream and blended with graham crackers, house-made marshmallow fluff and drizzled with chocolate for $8.

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S’mores pudding cup, $4.50 ea – 66% Valrhona chocolate pudding layered with a graham cracker crust topped with torched marshmallow (available at Buzz Bakeshop Alexandria only)
Want to make them yourself? Pick up a s'mores kit at Rare Sweets in City Center. The kit ($20, feeds six people) is filled with house-made marshmallows, house-made graham crackers and a bar of chocolate. (Courtesy Rachel Lyn Photography/Rare Sweets) 
Petite Loulou is doing a s’mores crepe. A graham cracker batter creates the base and is filled with milk chocolate, marshmallows and topped with a toasted marshmallow.
At Convivial, Warm chocolate cake is crumbled along with graham crackers and meringue for texture. Chocolate ice cream is then topped with a drizzle of salted caramel. Garnished is a thin layer of house made toasted marshmallow
Smoked S’more from Bourbon Steak in the Four Seasons Hotel
Chocolate Praline Mousse, Marshmallow, Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream, Hazelnut Streusel 
It's smoked under a cloche with the smoldering ember of a wood-burning grill and lifted at the table. The smoke permeates the deconstructed layers and gives it that campfire smokiness.
Tiffany MacIssac’s Happy Camper at Buttercream Bakeshop is nostalgic riff on a s'more done in bar form... Crispy graham crumble, fudge 72% chocolate ganache, billows of homemade honey-vanilla marshmallow fluff.
Fare Well has a S'mores shake: Vanilla coconut ice cream blended with graham crackers and house-made marshmallow fluff & drizzled with chocolate. ($8)

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