Washington, DC Restaurant Review: Sticky Fingers Bakery

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

I’ve heard so much about Sticky Fingers Bakery in DC, but despite my numerous trips to DC I had never made the effort to check it out.  This time I had an evening to myself and decided to head up to Columbia Heights to see for myself what all of the fuss was about. 

I got there about an hour before closing time so there wasn’t as much variety as I imagine there is earlier in the day. But, I did pick up one of every gluten-free item they had on offer at that time: a chocolate cupcake, a chocolate chip cookie, an almond cookie and their “bones” chocolate layer cake with peanut butter frosting in the middle and chocolate on top. I spread the joy of eating all of that over several days.

For dessert that evening, I tried the chocolate cupcake.  Wow.  At that moment I knew exactly why Sticky Fingers won Cupcake Wars twice! It was sweet, but not overly so; wonderfully moist; deeply chocolatey; and topped with a yummy, creamy and delicious chocolate frosting. It truly was the very thing that vegan dreams are made of!

Chocolate Cupcake

Chocolate Cupcake

The next day when I was in a workshop and people all around me were eating decidedly non-vegan and glutenous cookies and cakes to get through the afternoon, I pulled out the chocolate chip cookie.  It was both crisp and chewy, just like chocolate chip cookies should be and this thing was huge! But it didn’t feel greasy or heavy, like many vegan cookies do.  It was just perfect. I forgot to take a photo of it before devouring it.

I shared the almond cookie with my partner and we both loved it. It was sweet and chewy on the inside, with a strong but not overpowering almond flavor.  

Almond Cookie

Almond Cookie

We also shared the bones cake, which was okay, but not great.  To be fair, it was two-days old by the time we ate it and a little bit squashed. But I could barely taste the peanut butter filling and the cake itself was a bit dry.  

Bones

Bones

Overall two big thumbs up! Not sure I’ll make a point to get there every time I’m in DC, but once in a while it’s definitely worth the trek. 

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