by Lauren Jones
So guys. I have been chasing Goodies frozen custard truck around D.C. since the spring. And now that I’ve finally tracked it down in the will-it-ever-snow-again-in-D.C. winter season, I am going to invite you to indulge yourself in the nostalgia infused world of some of the best damn frozen custard you will ever sink your pearly whites into.
Owned by the cute-as-a-bowtie-button Brandon Byrd, Goodies has brought its frozen treats to the streets of D.C. for two years. With an extensive background in marketing, Brandon has always had a love for frozen custard and when he decided to follow his passion and open a food truck, he wanted to do it right. And he certainly did. Serving up items like shakes, sundaes and floats with old-time names like Jitterbug and Juke Box, Goodies will make your sweet tooth swoon. I tried the Boogie-Woogie Turtle Pecan Sundae topped with Georgia’s finest buttered pecans and drizzled with Hershey’s chocolate and caramel. Splendid. Listen peeps, what really got me was the custard—thick and oh so creamy, the TLC that went into making it was clear. Feeling like a float? The Route-66 root beet float is made with the famous Sprecher’s root beer and promises to make you as happy as a custard loving clam.
With the retro truck that bumps some serious Motown tunes, Goodies will leave you wanting to run through a sprinkler with your ten-year-old self on a hot summer day. Brandon is super sweet and known to hand out free samples. Signature items start at $5.50 and you can also look for rotating seasonal items (apple crisp anyone?). Show Goodies some tweet love @goodiesdc.