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Food Experiences in Maryland


A foodie's paradise


Maryland is a foodie’s paradise, with a variety of local specialties. From our farms and dairies to the Chesapeake and the sea, there’s a bounty of fresh ingredients to be found. Maryland may be most famous for its crabs, but don't miss our craft breweries, world-class restaurants, eclectic food trucks, unique food festivals and family-owned farms.


Steamed Crabs


Perfectly spiced heat with a sweet, buttery finish . . . dig in to the best crabs you've ever tasted at a Maryland crab feast - it's all about fun, flabor, and socializing.


http://www.visitmaryland.org/things-to-do/seafood

Smith Island Cake


With up to 14 wafer-thin layers of delicate yellow cake, each covered in rich chocolate icing, the Smith Island Cake is the pinnacle of the confectioner’s art and Maryland’s official state dessert. Smith Island Baking Company is famous for its classic version.


http://smithislandcake.com

Soft-Shall Crab Sandwich


Traditionally floured, pan-fried and served whole on a roll with crisp lettuce and fresh tomato, soft shell crab sandwiches are a local delicacy.  Crisfield Seafood in Potomac serves an elegant example of this dish


http://crisfieldseafood.com

BBQ


While Marylanders are proud of their traditional barbeques, pit-beef is the native staple. Savor lean-cut beef cooked over high heat, sliced thin right off the fire and served on a kaiser roll. (Many local stands also offer pit-ham and pit-turkey.  Pioneer Pit Beef in Catonsville makes some of the best


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pioneer-Pit-Beef/153941384645621

Snapping Turtle Soup


Turtle soup is such a beloved tradition that the terrapin became the mascot of the University of Maryland. The hallmark of a perfect turtle soup is a dark aromatic broth with a rich, beefy flavor. Though now a rarity, Tidewater Inn in Easton serves what is known as the snapper soup gold standard


http://tidewaterinn.com

Tomato Sandwich


When local tomatoes are perfectly ripe, thick slices are finished with salt, pepper and a dollop of mayo, then gently pressed into soft white bread to soak up the juices. Gertrude’s in the Baltimore Museum of Art features them as a special.


http://www.gertrudesbaltimore.com/

Oysters


Succulent, sweet, and bursting with the crisp, clean soul of the Chesapeake, our oysters offer unparalleled flavor. Savor them fried with mouthwatering lettuce and tomato in a traditional oyster sandwich; steeped in fresh, local cream and their own savory brine as part of an oyster stew; or simply shucked raw, straight from a skipjack.


http://www.visitmaryland.org/list/maryland-seafood-feasts

Southern Maryland Stuffed Ham


Whole ham scored with deep slits and stuffed with cayenne-spiked cabbage and greens is part of everyday life in Southern Maryland, and is done exceptionally well at St. Mary’s Landing Restaurant in Charlotte Hall.


https://www.facebook.com/St-Marys-Landing-Restaurant-299440116776069/

Coddies


 truly authentic coddie, or codfish cake, like the one you’ll find at Shore Seafood in Baltimore’s Northeast Market, combines tender chunks of salt cod, mashed potatoes and cracker meal gently fried into a delicate cake.


http://bpmarkets.com/markets/northeast-market/

Berger Cookie


German immigrant Henry Berger created the Berger Cookie (no “s” when saying it) in Baltimore in 1835—a cakey cookie base topped with an extravagant amount of dark chocolate fudge, available in grocery and specialty shops throughout the state


http://www.bergercookies.com

Morning

Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company Zeke's Coffee
Rise Up Coffee Blessed Coffee
Michele's Granola McClutcherson's Preserves
Maryland Doughnut Shops Scrapple
Best Maryland Brunches   Baltimore's Best Bagels & Lox  

 

To Market

Farmer's Markets Lexington Market
     Cross Street Market           Hollins Street Market     
Broadway Market Belvedere Square
 DiPasquales Italian Market  Mt. Vernon Marketplace

 

Sweet

Zoe's Chocolate   Bomboy's Home Made Candy  
Spagvola Chocolate Mouth Party
Dangerously Delicious Pies Otterbein's
  Ice Cream Lovers Guide to Maryland   Goetze's
Maryland Snowballs Rheb's Homemade Candies

 

Savory

     Old Bay Seasoning      Firefly Farms Creamery & Market
Pompeian Olive Oil Thrasher's French Fries
Jewish Food Experience   Restaurants in Baltimore's Little Italy  
Fishers Popcorn Taste Frederick Food Tours

 

Cheers

Black Eyed Susan  Maryland Wine Trails  
  Distilleries and Tours     Breweries and Tours