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Mar 10, 2008 11:50 AM

Dessert Recommendations in Baltimore

It’s my birthday and I’ll be in Baltimore this weekend. I’m looking for a place that serves a really yummy yummy dessert! Any memorable suggestions for desserts in Baltimore??

And yes something warm and chocolate is a plus but as long as it's divine I'm good!


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  1. The corner Vaccarro's (SP?) in Little Italy is pretty good, at least last time I was there.

    1. I've also heard that Piedgrotta on Central Avenue is excellent. Cakes from Patisserie Poupon (Baltimore street) are beyond sublime (but it's not really a dessert place, per se).

      Glarus Chocolatier in Harbor East is worth a visit if you are in the mood for excellent, old-world chocolates, made by hand.

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      1. re: tennisgal1206

        Piedegrotta is excellent, and better than Vaccaro IMO. Recommend the Tiramisu.

        1. re: elgringoviejo

          I would never, ever dissuade someone from trying Piedegrotta (ever), but the OP should know it is cafe/bakery and it isn't open in the evening. So if the OP is looking for somewhere to go out for dessert after dinner or something, Piedegrotta sadly does not fit the bill.

      2. My two favorite dessert evenings are:
        1. ordering dessert and champagne cocktails at the bar at Brassarie de Tatin, The have a wide selection, apple tarts, decdant chocolate , great ice creams, all are great esp. the Baked Alaska, when is the last time you saw that on a menu?
        2. Wine and dessert @ B in Bolton Hill. The Pot D'Creme is out of sight the creme brulee is lick the bowl clean good and always a great seasonal specialty

        I also second Glarus Chocolatier in Harbor East- very tasty!!

        1. I had an amazing Spicy(with Cayenne and Cinnamon )Chocolate Pot D'Creme at Salt over Valentine's Day. I'm not sure if it was a VD special or not. But it was fantastic.

          1. If you are willing to do dessert separate, one of our favorite special occasion things to do is to have a drink and dessert at Charleson. The desserts change, but they are always good, and we let them pick out a pairing for us which has opened our eyes to things we never would have tried. An example, I really don't like port because it is too sweet, but one time, they suggested a port with this bitter-sweet chocolate dessert - the port by itself was too sweet for me, but with the dessert, it was lovely. With just a drink or two and dessert, though, this is usually at $60 outing, so definitely special occasion.

            If you are going for dinner and dessert, I LOVE the toll house pie at Henninger's. Nothing fancy, but wonderful. And the rest of their food is great, so it would be good for a full meal.

            And while it was not divine per se, the baked Alaska at Oceanaire was tasty and just pure fun. How often do you get to see someone set ice cream on fire?

            Henninger's Tavern
            1812 Bank St, Baltimore, MD 21231

            1000 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

            Oceanaire Seafood Room
            801 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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