gluten free Just got good

Coconut macaroomsPhoto credit Andy DelGiudice


Sweet crimes nurtures the mind, body and soul of gluten-free and gluten eaters alike with delectable developments in the culinary art of gluten free baking.

We’re starting a movement- to de-stigmatize gluten free as dry and tasteless and show the world that gluten free products can be moist and delicious. We won’t settle, why should you? So, if you are gluten free, would like to be gluten free, or just want a healthier-yet-delicious cookie for pete’s sake, then look no further because gluten-free just got good.

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Our Story

Our Story

Catherine (Keri) Lijinsky, founder of Sweet Crimes, grew up in Maryland and has been a “creative” baker ever since she was a kid. Her parents are world travelers and she lived overseas in many different places, including Japan as a child, and England, Switzerland, and the Philippines where she worked in public health and global development. When she discovered that she was gluten intolerant, she became aware of how difficult it was to find a baked good that she could eat and truly enjoy.

Her humanitarian spirit led her to continue to help people as a professional baker, because no one should have to compromise when it comes to delicious food.

Keri moved back to D.C. in 2013 and first began experimenting with gluten free baking when she made her mother’s wedding cake in 2014. The cake was such a hit that she continued to pour love into her recipes until she perfected the chemistry of baking with gluten free flour. Sweet crimes was incorporated in April 2016 and is a member of Union Kitchen where Sweet Crimes desserts are proudly #madeindc.

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The easiest way to get your hands on some Sweet Crimes

Valentine's cookies

Order online and get your Sweet Crimes now! Our pick-up location is Union Kitchen, Ivy City 1369 New York Ave NE Monday – Friday between 6pm and 8pm, or Saturday and Sunday between 3pm and 5pm. Deliveries can be made for orders of $20 or more and for an additional charge depending on location.

For questions about custom orders (cakes/cupcakes, pies and other holiday items) please call 202-779-6790 or email us at order@sweetcrimes.com.

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It’s a beautiful day, do you have your Sweet Crimes?!!

Here’s what we have going on…

Cookies (dairy free)

  • Red velvet cookies (pictured)
  • Coconut macaroons (hand-dipped in chocolate or regular)
  • Chocolate mint (contain small amount of dairy)
  • Chocolate chip
  • Oatmeal raisin

Cakes and cupcakes – go to shop to see flavor optionsFullSizeRender-12

Truffles (vegan) (pictured)

  • Plain chocolate
  • Chili and cayenne
  • Mint
  • Salted pecan

Donuts (vegan)


  • Donut holes
  • Full size – sugar & cinnamon, toasted coconut,
    strawberry glaze

*Please allow 48 hours for turnaround of online orders*



Everyone deserves a sweet treat. Studies show that about 20 million people living in the U.S. respond poorly to gluten, and many of those people do not even realize it. At Sweet Crimes, we believe that your choice to consume gluten or not should not impact your right to deliciousness. We are focused on increasing presence in the DC area to provide desserts that everyone can enjoy. We are perfecting our treats and working hard to get them in all your favorite locations. In the meantime we can easily be found here:

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