As I headed toward the airport, I decided I needed one last Maryland adventure: Sweet Sin Bakery and Café.
Sweet Sin is a gluten-free bakery and café in Baltimore. The cupcakes are pretty and enticing, and the food is not your usual fare.
Inspired by Asian and other cuisines, Sweet Sin’s meals offer loads of flavor, but quite likely, not flavors to which you’re accustomed. I ordered the crab-stuffed tilapia with garlic kale and basmati rice with vegetables. The rice and vegetables were curry flavored, not something I was expecting, though it was still good. I was really quite surprised by the garlic kale, as I didn’t think I would like it, but it turned out to be my favorite side. The crab-stuffed tilapia was fried and crispy (not breaded), covered with a fresh salsa. I really liked it. There’s something magical about deep-frying a non-breaded fish. I’ve only had it twice (the other time was a salmon tostada down in College Station, TX). The outside becomes crispy, and some of the fish inside melts like butter. You may feel guilty about eating it, but after a run on the treadmill, you’ll realize it was worth it. J
The cupcake I ate before my meal (yes, before) was a chocolate peppermint. The cake was fairly dense and moist, with a good chocolate flavor. The icing was very thick, and due to the chill of the café, was pretty solid. It was a very pretty cupcake, with crushed peppermints sprinkled on top of the piped green frosting, and was really good to eat, too.
Next time you’re in Baltimore, stop by Sweet Sin and give them a try.