Baltimore, Maryland has several great dining gems to add to your restaurant list during your next visit. I love discovering the places to eat and menu items that the locals love, and I think that you will enjoy them too.
Brunch at Encantada
The restaurant is located within the American Visionary Art Museum and the funky decor and vibe inside are a complimentary extension of the eclectic art in the museum.
The menu is locally sourced and seasonal with creative presentation and flavorful combinations.There are seating options with natural lighting inside or a nice covered outdoor area with views of larger than life art installations.
A few of our table favorites were the Crispy Brussel Sprouts (roasted garlic aioli, lemon zest, apple cider glaze), Nashville Cauliflower (vegan ranch, bread n’ butta pickles), and Steak & Eggs (potatoes brava, salsa verde, eggs any style.)
Sweet Treats and Shoe Shopping
What could be better than shoe shopping AND chocolate???? …Exactly!
Ma Petite Shoe – Shoes and Chocolate is located in the Hampden neighborhood located at 832 W 36th St. You’ll discover one of a kind shoes and unique chocolates. Seriously, what’s not to love?
If you work up more of an appetite while you are shopping at the local vintage shops along the street, you will want to grab a bite at Ma Petite Shoe Cafe located next door featuring a Parisian and International inspired menu that includes crepes and creative drinks.
Dinner at Gunther & Co.
This is the perfect location for a date night or meal out with friends. This building was a former brewery during prohibition.
Today, you can get an incredible craft cocktail on draft, diverse and creative menu, and unique ice cream made in-house. The 20 ft living wall waters itself and the living wall in the patio area supplies several a herbs for the restaurant.
We shared the Duck Confit & Scallion Spring Rolls for an appetizer and I opted for the Thai Seafood Hot Pot ( shrimp. mussels. clams. scallops. fish. coconut milk. lemongrass. sticky rice).
Breakfast at Miss Shirley’s (Inner Harbor)
A local staple and favorite for breakfast, Miss Shirley’s delivers a tough choice between their sweet or savory home-cooked menu items served for breakfast and lunch. The name of the casual upscale restaurant was inspired by an employee named Miss Shirley McDowell, who was a personal friend and employee of Eddie Dopkin, who had a passion and joy in preparing great food.
I opted for the A-MAZ-ING Coconut Cream Stuffed French Toast (Challah Bread dipped in an Almond Scented Egg Mix, stuffed with Coconut Cream Cheese & Flaked Coconut, garnished with Diced Strawberries & Brûléed Bananas, dusted with Cinnamon & Powdered Sugar) I would recommend ordering a sweet entree and a savory entree with someone at your table so that you can have the best of both worlds.
You can find more places to add to your list from the Visit Baltimore website.
Thanks again to Visit Baltimore for hosting my visit. All opinions are my own.