Dangerously Delicious Pies has become a bit of a cult food icon in the Baltimore food scene. Usually the mere mention of their pies comes with the obvious refrain, “omg it’s so good.” So when I had the chance to visit this famous eatery, I was excited to see if it lived up to the hype. Dangerously Delicious Pies has become even more popular in recent years after their owner and creator was a finalist on the Food Network’s reality show, “Next Food Network Star.”
I visited their Canton location which is just a few blocks away from the Square, it’s easy enough to get to and very inviting, even late at night which is when I visited.
The way it works at Dangerously Delicious, is that you can either order an entire pie for around $30.00 (usually I believe you need to give them some notice), or order a slice of pie. A slice costs around $6.00, which is pricey, but they have a captive audience so I’m not holding it against them.
The shop is decorated in what can only be called rockabilly Baltimore kitsch. I’m not a fan, but it’s working for them so what do I know.
The menu options span the wide spectrum of pie flavors from dessert to savory they basically have every pie option you could ever want. The pies do look incredible, and knowing exactly what to get can be tough for the uninitiated. We chose the Baltimore Bomb Pie, which has Berger cookies (a Baltimore classic) cooked into it (the pie came highly recommended). The end result looks mouthwatering, but quite honestly it fell flat. It wasn’t terrible, but wasn’t great either. There was no hint of a Berger cookie in the pie, rather it was just a grainy chess pie that really wasn’t satisfying in the slightest bit. The chocolate sauce and dollops of whipped cream were not going to resuscitate this dish.
I wanted to like Dangerously Delicious Pies, I truly did, but at the end of the day at least this pie fell flat on it’s face. And hopefully this one flavor out of the zillion that they offer is the only one that’s disappointing, because I want a pie place to do well. Pies are amazing and are underutilized in the cooking/baking world.
I’ll definitely return to try a different flavor with hopes of the outcome being different.
Overall Grade: Conditional C