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