Monday, September 17, 2012

Dirty Carrots opens Fells Point storefront

This past Saturday, Dirty Carrots opened their Fells Point storefront at 600 South Wolfe Street, with its entrance on Fleet Street. It is a tiny takeaway spot, offering an array of vegan sweets, mainly packed into one display case. Despite the odd moniker, Dirty Carrots bakery is my go-to source for baked goods in Baltimore. I frequent their stand at the Sunday Baltimore Farmers' Market and seek out their items at coffee shops around town. This new location has limited coffee shop hours, open daily from 7:30am-1:30pm.

There are few thrills like taking a coffee and a freshly baked vegan treat onto the street. And Fells Point is a fun area to explore while munching on baked goods. Below are photos of the brownie and coffeecake that my boyfriend and I scored and quickly devoured. The brownie, available with or without nuts, was moist and chocolaty. It reminded me a little of Sticky Fingers Bakery's Jenny's Brownie, a DC favorite. The decadent coffeecake had the correct springy texture, dense without being heavy.    

In addition to its baked goods, the new Dirty Carrots location features fresh brewed, fair trade, locally roasted coffee with a nice assortment of vegan creamers, spices, and sweeteners. They also have some "penny candy" for sale, the kind that makes PETA's "Accidentally Vegan" list. (I consult this list every Halloween to prepare for trick-or-treaters.)

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