The rumors are true. A shop known for its eclectic ice cream flavors will open a store near the 14th Street corridor.
Ice Cream Jubilee is moving into the space at 1407 T St. NW, founder Victoria Lai told us today. The store will share the space with local bakery BakeHouse, which closed the retail portion of its business in May.
“We’re really excited to be working together with them and to bring ice cream to the northwest D.C. neighborhood,” Lai said.
When the new shop opens this September, it will sell Jubilee’s menu of ice cream flavors along with “some new things,” she added.
Read more about the opening in a press release from Ice Cream Jubilee:
Two years after opening its first store in Yards Park, Ice Cream Jubilee is preparing to open its second location at 1407 T Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009. Ice Cream Jubilee will continue to feature creative flavors of premium ice cream made from local, all natural cream, such as Thai Iced Tea, Banana Bourbon Caramel, Marionberry, and Cookies & Cookie Dough. Ice Cream Jubilee will serve its freshly made waffle cones and quarter-pound cookies, and introduce new seasonal flavors, sundaes, and indulgent drinks for the winter.
“We are very excited to be opening in the bustling 14th Street neighborhood,” said Ice Cream Jubilee founder Victoria Lai. “Ice Cream Jubilee is proud to contribute to Washington, D.C.’s booming food scene with our spin on classic ice cream treats.”
Ice Cream Jubilee will share the space with Bakehouse, a bakery that won the neighborhood’s heart with its fresh pastries and sandwiches. Bakehouse will continue to operate a wholesale bakery out of the shared space while Ice Cream Jubilee operates the front of house as a full-service ice cream shop.
“We are lucky to have great friends like [Bakehouse founders] Niall and Lindsey who invited Ice Cream Jubilee to join them in their small business adventure,” said Lai. “I admire their success and commitment to a collaborative, successful food entrepreneurship environment.”
Ice Cream Jubilee proudly represents Washington, D.C. on multiple “Best Ice Cream in America” lists, including Food & Wine magazine, Thrillist, Tastemade, and TimeOut magazine. Ice Cream Jubilee’s flavors and the story of founder Victoria Lai has also been featured by NBC Nightly News, Travel + Leisure magazine, FoodNetwork.com, and More magazine.
Ice Cream Jubilee was named “Best Ice Cream Shop in DC” by the readers of the Washington CityPaper in 2015 and 2016 and has won the Editor’s Choice award in Washingtonian Magazine in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Ice Cream Jubilee is currently open at 301 Water St, SE, in Yards Park along the Capitol Riverfront, walking distance from the Nationals Park. Its summer hours extend through October 31 (11am-10pm Sunday to Thursday, and 11am-11pm Friday and Saturday).
Ice Cream Jubilee’s second location will open in September at 1407 T Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009.
Photo courtesy Ice Cream Jubilee