Baltimore is a delicious city. It’s inventive without being pretentious. It’s fun while still taking the food seriously. It’s forward-thinking while still retaining the history and resources of the area. We may have started as a crab town, but Baltimore has become a foodie mecca. From hand crafted street eats to James Beard Award-winning chefs, Downtown’s restaurateurs are torchbearers for creative and diverse cuisine from all around the world. Here, it’s always about the food.

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Downtown Baltimore takes food seriously. We've had over 60 new restaurants open since 2017, and we've got delicious events and food festivals year round, including Baltimore Restaurant Week, August 2-11, 2019. And if you're into perusing farmers markets and taking the bounty of the Chesapeake into your own kitchen we've got plenty of options, like the Pratt Street Market and Sundays under the JFX.

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Debut Menus

New Executive Chef Scott Hines released a new spring menu at Revival, a Joie de Vivre Hotel. Special plates will be served at Topside, the rooftop restaurant and bar, and Square Meal, the farm-inspired restaurant and market.


Rosé in the Garden

Sip Rosé and enjoy exceptional food and desserts from Point South Latin Kitchen, Sobo Cafe, The Elephant, and more. On June 23rd, Preston Gardens will transform into the ultimate Rosé garden party, complete with photo ops, flower crowns, dancing, and more.


The Urban Oyster

Opening their new brick-and-mortar location in Locust Point this April, you can expect the best chargrilled oysters and seafood in Baltimore. Every Thursday from 11am-2pm you can place an order with them at Pratt Street Market.


Ida B's

It's more than modern soul food at Ida B's. Order from their separate extensive menus for lunch and dinner, or enjoy small plates during happy hour at the bar. Every Tuesday and Wednesday $5 deals are available for select wines and plates from 4-9pm.


Refocused Vegan

Visit 429 N. Eutaw Street for the best vegan mac and cheese in Baltimore. Offering meals for vegans and non-vegans, this is a great place to try exciting new flavors.


Blackwall Hitch

Opening on East Pratt Street this May, Blackwall will be a new addition to the Marketplace area offering American and coastal-inspired dishes that'll make any Baltimorean happy.


Stop by Maisy's

If you want to feel at home but not have to do dishes, Maisy's has you covered. The bartenders are the most lovely people in town, the food is reliably good, and if you can snag the couch space - it's perfect for a 4:30 happy hour and games. It's a Charles Center staple.


Aveley Farms in Harbor East

A new coffee shop has made it's way to Harbor East. The cafe will carry pastries from Patisserie Poupon and muffins from Rosendorff’s Artisan Bakery.


Modern Mexican in Charles Center

La Calle, a new modern take on Mexican food, has opened on South Street in Charles Center. The Happy Hour menu is loaded with delcious options for $5, Mon-Fri, 4-7pm.


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