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Upgrade Your Lunch Break During Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week

January 20, 2023
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Enjoy a meal away from your desk with coworkers or clients at one of these spots serving up lunch deals during Baltimore Restaurant Week.

Us working folk spend one-third of our lives at the office – roughly 90,000 hours at work over your lifetime! That hard-to-swallow reality goes down a lot easier while gossiping about Larry from finance over a cold beer and a hot slice on your lunch break. What we mean to say… is that work becomes a lot more enjoyable when you form healthy bonds with your coworkers. And what better time to catch up with your work bestie, or woo a potential new client than during a workday lunch outing?

Stop eating at your desk! With nearly 40 area establishments offering multi-course pre-fixe menus for lunch during the upcoming Baltimore Restaurant Week, there’s never been a better time to take a lunch break away. After all, taking a break from work increases focus when you return, meaning improved productivity. Not to mention, taking breaks (and eating delicious food) relieves some stress, which positively contributes to mental health and well-being. So don’t feel guilty for prioritizing balance, because the research shows it only makes you a better worker. Oh, and definitely don’t skip lunch! Because these dining deals will only be here for a limited time. Keep reading for our roundup of the spots we’re most excited to dine at for lunch during Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week, running January 27 – February 5, 2023.

To learn more about Baltimore Restaurant Week, and explore menus from participating establishments, visit BaltimoreRestaurantWeek.com.


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If you’ve yet to try Allora, you’re missing out. Not only does this cozy Charles Street staple offer delicious coffee, pastries, and sandwiches in the morning and afternoon hours, but they also host intimate, candlelit dinners on Fridays and Saturdays. During Restaurant week, enjoy a European-like dining experience with their three-course prix-fixe lunch menu for $25. The Cacio e Pepe and Pear & Brie Panini are must-tastes.

Enjoy Lunch at Allora during Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week


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Café Fili

One of our favorite lunch break spots, Café Fili offers a fresh take on Mediterranean cuisine to the Mt. Vernon neighborhood. During Baltimore Restaurant Week, enjoy hummus or soup, and a choice of salad or panini for only $15.

Enjoy Lunch at Cafe Fili during Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week


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Charming Elephant

Charming Elephant is the first Lao restaurant in Baltimore! Head to Canton during Restaurant Week and savor their two-course lunch menu for only $20. Try Lao staples like Tom Yum, Tom Kai, Lao Pho, and Khao Piek.

Enjoy Lunch at Charming Elephant during Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week


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The Empanada Lady

The Empanada Lady is a premier and authentic Puerto Rican Restaurant located at Motorhouse in Station North. Enjoy authentic flavors by ordering a $15 or $35 three-course combo during Restaurant Week. All empanadas include cheese, and  authentic Puerto Rica filling sautéed in peppers, onion, garlic, and cilantro.

Enjoy Lunch at The Empanada Lady during Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week


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The Land of Kush

Experience good food and a healthy way of living at The Land of Kush during Baltimore Restaurant Week. Feed your spirit with their plant-based take on soul food classics like mac & cheese, collard greens, curry chicken, and BBQ ribs.

Enjoy Lunch at The Land of Kush during Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week


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Consider visiting Limoncello for an upscale, two-course lunch menu during Restaurant Week for only $25. Savor options like oven roasted fresh Maine mussels, with white wine flambé, aged balsamic, and herb bread crumbs, or fusilloni pasta with braised beef caramelized onion ragú, and Parmigiano Reggiano. The perfect spot to land that new client!

Enjoy Lunch at Limoncello during Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week


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Combining historic architectural elements with a clean, contemporary look, Verde offers some of the best pizza in Baltimore. This casual yet upscale trattoria specializes in authentic Neapolitan pizza, but offers a variety and other Italian classics. From an expansive list of traditional and creative wood-fired pizzas (including vegan and gluten free options!), pastas, delicious calzones, fresh salads and homemade desserts, the traditional flavors of Italy are offered throughout the menu, for dinner, lunch and brunch.

Enjoy Lunch at Verde during Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week


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Wicked Sisters

Wicked Sisters offers a unique American Fare experience by executive chef, Trinity Fisher (formerly of Alchemy), and sous chef Daiveon ‘D’ Jacobs. Enjoy wicked good sandwiches like their Salmon BLT, and other American favorites during Restaurant Week.

Enjoy Lunch at Wicked Sisters during Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week


To learn more about Baltimore Restaurant Week, and explore menus from participating establishments, visit BaltimoreRestaurantWeek.com.

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