Faidley's Seafood, Lexington Market, Baltimore (photo by Jennifer Yin)
Baltimore is full of far too many fun spots, nooks, and hidden gems to list them all here! For more detailed lists, you should definitely check out Baltimore Magazine's Best of Baltimore Food or just peruse Yelp Baltimore, Urban Spoon Baltimore, Zagat Baltimore or your favorite food review network.

Here are some fun and particularly Baltimore spots:

Breaksfast / Brunch:

  • Miss Shirley's Cafe
  • Evergreen Cafe
  • Spoons Cafe


  • Grilled Cheese and Company
  • Tambers--Half 50's diner, half Indian Restaurant
  • Dangerously Delicious Pies--Sweet and Savory Pies
  • Blue Moon Cafe--Breakfast
  • Samos--Greek (Cash only)
  • Nacho Mama's
  • Mama's on the Half Shell
  • Chaps Pit Beef
  • Bop Brick Oven Pizza (Fells Point) -- put a pinch of salt on top of their four cheese pizza - oh man! -- Jenika

  •  The Essen Room (Pikesville) -- will make a Reuben sandwich lover out of you even if you’ve never been one. -- Jenika


  • Paper Moon-eclectic decor
  • Golden West Cafe
  • Alexander's Tavern--Macaroni Pizza, and tatertot everything
  • Cafe Cito--Local lunch in Hampden
  • Slouvaki--Casual Greek restaurant in Hampden
  • Koopers- Half Price Burgers on Tuesday nights
  • Little Havana--on the water in Federal Hill, half price sandwiches on Monday
  • Thai Restaurant--Greenmount and 33rd, shady neighborhood but tasty food
  • The Helmand--Afghan food, owned by Hamid Kharzi's brother
  • Akbar--Indian Restaurant
  • Woodberry Kitchen--Pricey, but great service and farm-fresh food
  • Never on Sunday--Greek 


  • Uncle Wiggly's Ice Cream
  • The Charmery Ice Cream
  • Pitango (Italian) Ice Cream

Food Truck

In the summer time make sure you have these items in your picnic basket:

  • Steamed Blue Crabs
  • Sweet Corn
  • Old Bay (sprinkle on the corn and crabs)
  • National Bohemian "Oh Boy - What a Beer!
  • Bergers Cookies (to finish the meal up of course)


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