Baltimore is known for a lot of things, particularly great food. From Inner Harbor to Fell’s Point and beyond, you can find craft cocktails, crab cakes, tacos, avo toast, and coffee. Basically you’ll never wander where to eat in Baltimore. If you want it, the city has it. We took a look at our Baltimore CurEaters’ CurEat lists to give you a little taste of the Charm City.
Caffeine fix in Baltimore
The first place we naturally visit when we’re in a new city is a coffee shop. Baltimore has plenty of good ones. Sit at the window seat at Dooby’s, a Korean-inspired cafe, with a latte or visit Artifact Coffee for a Japanese cold brew. You can circle back to Artifact Coffee after work for a cocktail and a bite to eat. CurEaters Amy Langrehr, Richard Gorelick, and John Shields have Dooby’s and Artifact Coffee on their CurEat lists!
Baltimore Brunch Club
We are always in for tacos, tortas, and queso fresco for brunch, and Clavel Mezcaleria serves all of it. They even have unique mezcal brunch cocktails. CurEater and former food critic of the Baltimore Sun, Richard Gorelick, said when writing about the taqueria, “That hasn’t stopped Clavel from being packed to its pretty rafters every time I’ve stopped by, on unofficial business, which has been not infrequently. Here’s the thing: I love this place.” Best part? All four Baltimore CurEaters recommend Clavel!
Beer Me in Baltimore
CurEater PJ Sullivan opened Wet City Brewing in 2016 with his brother. The name is “a nod to Baltimore’s nickname during Prohibition when it defied the rules and continued selling alcohol.” If you happen to be in Baltimore on Saturday, they’re tapping their Strawberry Guava IPA.
Seeing that Sullivan is a brewery owner, you can guarantee that he knows where to drink good beer and eat good food in Baltimore. He even has a CurEat list dedicated to those two things!
Dinner and Cocktails
When The Bluebird Cocktail Room & Pub opened in 2017 in Baltimore, food writer (and CurEater) Amy Langrehr said, “Quite possibly one of the best places to open in years? The Bluebird Cocktail Room.” You can grab a cocktail and small plates if you aren’t in the mood for a big dinner. Another dinner/cocktail spot that all four Baltimore CurEaters recommend is James Beard Award winner Spike Gjerde’s Woodberry Kitchen! Read Langrehr’s interview with Chef Gjerde to learn more! And check out her “Cocktails” CurEat list for more recommendations.