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.

If you're looking for more dining suggestions, including reviews and chef's recipes, scroll down a bit for some insider tips. 

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Indigma Reopens on Catherdral

Restaurateurs Tony and Ann Chemmanoor call Mt. Vernon home, which makes the relocation of one our favorite South Indian restaurants to 900 Cathedral Street even more special. If you haven't been since the move, make sure to stop in soon.


Refocused Vegan

The Bromo District just got a new vegan spot, Refocused. Known widely for their award-winning vegan mac-n-cheese, the restaurant is opening at 429 N. Eutaw Street with some of their well-known vegan dishes and some very exciting new menu additions. (and yes, the photos is a vegan cheese steak.)


Farmers' Market & Bazaar Opening Day

The 42nd annual Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar returns back under the Jones Falls Expressway on Sunday, April 7, 2019 through Sunday, December 22, 2019.


Baltimore Mac and Cheese Festival

On May 18 Baltimore Mac and Cheese Festival features top chefs, food trucks and food vendors serving up the world's most amazing (and cheesiest) dish- Mac and Cheese.


The Alexander Brown Restaurant

Built in 1901 and surviving the infamous 1904 fire, the historic Alexander Brown building is now The Alexander Brown Restaurant. Sitting at the corner of Baltimore and Calvert Streets, this new fine dining restaurant offers upscale eats, creative cocktails, stunning event space, and much-needed additional lunch option in Charles Center.


New Restaurants at Can Company

The Can Company building in Canton has a new paint job a bunch of new tenants. Coming soon the the neighborhood is The Original Pancake House, Tropical Smoothie, Regional Ale, and You'll Never Walk Alone restaurant. Stop by this spring to see (and taste) the changes.


R&R Tequeria is open!

Their menu is loaded with traditional dishes and taco options, and rumor has it that they'll add outdoor seating when the weather warms up. Get excited for a new addition to your lunch, happy hour, and dinner routines at this Charles Center restaurant.


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Fogo de Chão is an authentic Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, Fogo began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto

Germano Fabiani has sparked a renaissance in Little Italy with his newest venture, Germano’s PIATTINI (small plates), a contemporary Italian kitchen

Charles Center Night on the Town Giveaway: Enter to win a one-nights stay at Hotel RL Baltimore and $150 Chez Hugo gift certificate.

If you’ve ever wished you could re-create a dish you experienced at a local restaurant, you’re in luck. Baltimore Chefs sent us their favorite recipes on and off the menu and we are happy to share-just promise to save some for us.