You can’t mention the great flavors of DC without talking about The Original Velatis. This independent candy shop has been making small batch caramels for over 150 years, using only high quality ingredients.
Choose from European-style smooth caramels or traditional American chewy caramels, along with a variety of chocolates, toffees, and other confections. The retail store on Georgia Avenue in Silver Springs has row after decadent row of sweets lining their display cases. Create your own box of truffles, turtles, and chocolates, or pick up a box of their beautifully wrapped sweets to gift. With Valentine’s Day coming up, a short trip over to The Original Velatis to get a present for your sweetie is just what cupid would suggest. And if you have a special occasion coming up, like a wedding or a shower, The Original Velatis makes custom favors and has party buffet packages for a sweet end to any event.