Sweet Summer Sips: 5 of the Best Local Spots for Lemonade

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Summer is here and we’re ready to kick back with something cool, light, and refreshing. Whether you prefer yours simple and classic or like to experiment with different flavor combinations, we’ve found five great places to get lemonade in the DMV.

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Lebanese Taverna’s Taverna lemonade
There are, of course, a million reasons to take your family to Lebanese Taverna: great food, great kids menu, great locations. But if you haven’t added their Taverna Lemonade to the list, then it’s time. Freshly squeezed with a sprig of mint, it’s a refreshing drink for adults but not so minty that it turns off the little ones.

Lebanese Taverna
Locations in Pentagon City/Arlington/Woodley Park/Bethesda/Tysons/Baltimore
Online: lebanesetaverna.com

Pleasant Pops’ Lavender Lemonade
Few combinations scream late spring/early summer like lemon and lavender. So if you’re not already in full-on popsicle mode, or if you can resist the call of this café and market’s amazing pop selection, try their lavender lemonade.

Pleasant Pops
1781 Florida Ave., NW (Adams Morgan)
Online: pleasantpops.com

Busboys and Poets’ Lem-Pom
This one is, as you might expect, a mixture of lemonade and pomegranate juice. Served in a mason jar with a wedge of lemon, the lem-pom promises a sweet taste with a quintessential summer feel.

Busboys and Poets
Several locations in DC, Virigina, and Maryland
Online: busboysandpoets.com

Wisey’s Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Mint Lemonade
Georgetown students know this location well; nestled on Wisconsin in Georgetown it’s a popular sandwich shop that can get busy. But it’s also, according to many, one of the best lemonades in town, whether you go with their regular lemonade, strawberry, or mint flavors.

1440 Wisconsin Ave., NW (Georgetown)
Online: wiseystogo.com

Founding Farmers’ FF Lemonade
There is so much that Founding Farmers gets right and lemonade is definitely on the list. Like everything else on the menu, it’s made from fresh ingredients and can’t be missed whether you stop in for brunch or dinner.

Founding Farmers
Locations in D.C. and Norther Virginia
Online: wearefoundingfarmers.com

Do you have a favorite lemonade spot? Tell us about it in the comments section below. 

–Tricia Mirchandani

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