Last night I dreamed of sugar plums dancing in my head, or was it the mocha frosted cupcakes I ate last weekend from Sugar Bakery? On what was once a forgotten corner of Centre Street in West Roxbury, Sugar now anchors a popular culinary spot with The Real Deal and iScream Works next door. Sugar carries what you'd expect: confections filled with sugar and topped with even more sugar. They offer classic chocolate chunk and oatmeal cookies, Italian biscotti, perfectly sized cupcakes, flaky pastries, muffins and croissants, and much more. They also bake fresh bread on the premises: I love the Cranberry Harvest Loaf and Multi-Grain Ciabatta.
So, what are your choices if you're trying to watch calories? 1) Walk quickly past the Sugar entrance and don't look back, 2) Exhibit enormous self-control and order a biscotti with a skim milk latte, or 3) Try a most incredible Greek red pepper and feta spread by Mt. Vikos usually on display at the cashier. If you're bored of hummus, you must sample this! It's tangy, slightly sweet, and rich-tasting even though it's low in fat and calories. I would eat it with a spoon except it would disappear too fast (not cheap at about $6 for a 7.7 ounce tub). Spread it on Sugar's onion rolls or baguettes. Your mouth will be so full of flavor that you'll forget about those fluffy snowmen cupcakes winking at you from the bakery case.