Bethesda is no stranger to farmers markets. The Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative Market has had its permanent market since 1932, and Bethesda FreshFarm Market takes place every Saturday in the Woodmont Triangle area on Norfolk Avenue.
Last year, the Bethesda Central Farm Market set up shop in two locations; the parking lot on Elm Street behind Jaleo on Sundays from 9am to 1pm, and on Bethesda Lane from 3 to 7pm on Thursdays.
It offers the area an excellent farmers market with an even better selection of vendors to choose from, which come from all over the region. One vendor that really stood out amongst the crowd was Sweet Bite Creamery.
We’ve noticed Sweet Bite’s setup in the last few weeks, but given how popular their frozen treats have become, they have always ended up being sold out by the time we got there.
Because fall isn’t necessarily peak season for ice cream, DMV Dining finally had a chance to see what all the fuss was about.
The DC-based bakery features frozen ice cream sandwiches made with organic, local and all-natural ingredients. Sweet Bite offered a variety of sandwiches to choose from for $5 each, with flavors such as sweet potato marshmallow, baked apple snickerdoodle, and salted caramel brownie.
We ultimately opted for the molasses pumpkin and, well, the first bite was pretty much euphoric. It was that good.
The sandwich featured two deliciously moist ginger molasses cookies with rich pumpkin ice cream stuffed inside. The combination simply made it impossible to put down. I guess that’s what happens when you unite two wonderful desserts into something even grander.
So long, Chipwich. It was nice knowing you and all, but Sweet Bite has totally won over my heart (and pallet). No hard feelings though, k?