Baltimore's Food Halls

Itinerary

Baltimore is at once historic and cutting edge, and its food landscape reflects this. Crab cakes have been perfected and ethnic cuisines have been fused. It has wholeheartedly embraced the national food hall trend, with shiny, hip offerings from Mount Vernon to Remington. That new food-hall trend flourishes on a foundation of traditional city markets, including some of the oldest public markets in the country.

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Lexington Market 
In 1782, Revolutionary War General John Eager Howard donated a portion of his family pasture land to be used as a market. The land was between what are now Eutaw and Greene Streets and it stretched out to the Washington Monument. Today, Lexington Market houses more than 100 vendors selling everything from fresh produce and fried chicken to Baltimore’s beloved Faidley’s crab cakes. The market is about to undergo a major renovation, so it looks like Baltimore’s oldest market is looking to the future.
Cross Street Market 
A petition for a new city market led to the creation of Cross Street Market in 1846. Located in Federal Hill, Cross Street is surrounded by charming 19th century homes and is a meeting place for residents, business people and tourists, alike. Vendors include longtime favorites like Cheese Galore and More, Fenwick Choice Meats, The Sweet Shoppe and many more. Happy hours featuring freshly shucked oysters, sushi and beer at Nick’s Inner Harbor Seafood are a Friday favorite of many Baltimoreans.
Broadway Market 
Established in 1786, Broadway Market was called Fell’s Point Market until 1797, when it was moved to the center of Broadway. Located in the historic Fell’s Point district, the market originally included four long sheds reaching down to the harbor. Farmers came by wagon, boat and ferry loaded with fruits and vegetables. These days, Broadway Market is home to vendors like Sophia’s Place for Polish specialties like pierogis and Sal’s for fresh seafood, sandwiches, fish tacos and more.
R. House 
Located near Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore Museum of Art, in a former automotive show room in Remington, food hall R. House features nearly a dozen casual, chef-driven concepts and a 50,000-square-foot space that is both cool and kid-friendly. Stalls offer everything from tacos to Hawaiian poke to Venezuelan arepas. There’s also a central bar serving local craft beer and artisanal seasonal cocktails.
Mount Vernon Marketplace 
Mount Vernon Marketplace is a new food hub in Baltimore’s historic and central Mount Vernon neighborhood. Around the corner from the Walters Art Museum and a block away from the Maryland Historical Society, the market’s vendors include delicious locals like Pinch Dumplings, The Local Oyster, Cultured charcuterie, Taps Fill Station and more. Coffee fans are also flocking to the ultramodern Ceremony Coffee Roasters next door.