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Eat your election feelings at Silver Spring newcomer Sweeteria, starting with a mash-up of two popular Thai desserts—honey toast and mango sticky rice. Ditlada Wichaidit tops a four-inch-thick slice of yeasty bread with mango mousse and a fan of fresh fruit. Then she serves it with a scoop of still-warm sticky rice, homemade toasted coconut ice cream, and a dollop of whipped cream for $10.95.
“We mixed the Thai tradition, but presented it in a beautiful way,” Wichaidit says. She runs the dessert shop and cafe with her boyfriend Soranan Karikarn and his mother Mayuree Karikarn. It opened today at 8646 Colesville Road, on the same block as the Fillmore. The Karikarns are also behind Kao Thai Restaurant next door. Source of The Spring broke the news of the opening this morning.
Sweeteria’s menu spans 14 sweet toasts and filled steamed bread in flavors ranging from matcha and peanut butter to one inspired by the flavors of Thai tea ($4-$10.95), three flavors of panna cotta ($6.95), pastries like strawberry croissants and cocoa dirty buns ($3-$5), and a handful of other treats.
On the savory side, customers can order roti sandwiches filled with spinach, ham, and cheese or condensed milk and egg ($6.95-$7.95) or a small selection of salads ($8.95).
“I’m really crazy with the Thai iced tea,” Wichaidit says. Sweeteria’s version comes with a float of silky pandan cream. If that’s too heavy, Wichaidit recommends trying the bright purple butterfly pea flower tea. She says they source the flowers from local Thai farmers. There’s also a full menu of coffee and espresso drinks.
Sweeteria is testing out its hours in its soft opening phase. For now, they operate 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays.
Sweeteria, 8646 Colesville Road, Silver Spring; (301) 328-5877; facebook.com/sweeteriamd