A Baked Joint is a sweet new spot in DC.
I’ve been busy at my job but have missed talking about food. Luckily I have not missed food. Obviously, duh, I mean, can you even imagine a world without brunches, and lunches, and dinners. Ya, me either. #basic So, no matter where you live, you have heard of Baked & Wired. And, well, if you have not heard of this magical place, something is wrong with you. Baked & Wired is a wonderful, amazing, fantastic, most happiest bakery in a cute little spot on a side street in Georgetown in DC. I first discovered Baked & Wired in college when Georgetown Cupcake just wasn’t good enough anymore and then got a tv show and was really not local anymore. Ew. Anyways, Baked & Wired is a fabulous place and if you have taste buds then you should go. If you like to eat sweet things and “get baked” and if you like to caffeinate with lattes, espressos or just good cups of joe then you should “get wired”. The branding is so on point that they should probably teach Coca-Cola how to advertise. Well that awesome place known as Baked & Wired in that shopper’s heaven, traditional DC neighborhood has branched out and spread its wings. There’s a new spot in town from the “Baked” team. Currently temporarily named (but I would be fine with the permanence of this name) “A Baked Joint” is on K St between 4th and 5th streets in Mt. Vernon Square neighborhood. Way to branch out and make people discover another part of DC! This place could not be more different from the Georgetown “Baked” shop, but both are awesome. A Baked Joint has the hipster vibe that could make every skinny jean wearing male who drinks fancy $4 coffee drinks post about on Instagram…even if they don’t have an account. There’s an amazing large space with the biggest espresso machines ever seen in the District (overstatement oops but you get it) and a giant American flag hangs over the entrance. ‘MERICA rocks and so does A Baked Joint. Now onto the food, I have some photos of sweets to share and describe below, but I did not taste the savory food. It is a bit tough to come here if you have any issues with gluten or are a more-or-less “glutard” like me. But, if you get there in time before they sell out they have g-free baked goods most days…or you can cheat like me (since I’m not celiac) and live a little and get baked by the desserts. This is called the OMG and Oh Em Gee it really is quite delicious! Chocolate top. Homemade Marshmallow inside. Caramel. Graham Cracker. Can’t even. They don’t have cupcakes at this location but instead cake versions of the same cake that is in the cupcakes at the other location! The cream cheese frosting on this red velvet cake made my friend and I literally scoop it from the wax paper that it was wrapped in. YEP. Red Velvet cake from A Baked Joint for the win and will make even the gluten-haters love it!