Baltimore, Maryland, is a big yet small city with many hidden gems within its greater metropolitan area. Since Baltimore is mostly known for its crabs and crab cakes, many of its markets specialize in specialty foods, including people who are on special diets and are in need of fresh fruits and vegetables. Here are some of the best markets to visit when you’re in Baltimore.
Wegmans is a supermarket that can make you lose yourself inside it for hours. Not only does it contain everyday foods and products that people can purchase, but it has a Burger Bar, hot foods section, and freshly made sushi that’s prepared daily. The Burger Bar has not only burgers made to order but fresh coffee drinks and milkshakes as well. In Wegmans, you can also find special foods you may not find anywhere else, such as steakfish, freshly prepared greek and cajun turkey burgers, etc.
Open daily: 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Wegmans, 10100 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, MD, USA, +1 443 471 2300
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market is a market that only deals with healthy, natural eating. Therefore, inside of the market, there are many specialty brands and foods from Baltimore that you can either purchase directly from the vendor, or from Whole Foods Market. This market is perfect for those who are vegan, on special dietary restrictions, or just love eating fresh foods that aren’t processed or genetically modified.
Open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Whole Foods Market, 1001 Fleet St a, Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 528 1640
Trader Joe’s is a small yet specialty type of market as it mainly consists of healthy foods, fruits and vegetables that are locally grown and organic. Trader Joe’s has many local vendors and people who are health food conscious, vegans or only eat organic foods often shop here. There are also certain things that are in Trader Joe’s that you cannot purchase at a regular supermarket, such as special brands of water, juice, bread or smoothies.
Open Monday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Trader Joe’s, 1809 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD, USA, +1 410 484 8373
Pennsylvania Dutch Market Cockeysville
Pennsylvania Dutch Market Cockeysville is an amazing market that can definitely set you back on your diet for a couple of weeks. Much of their food is freshly prepared daily and is so yummy you’ll want to make weekly trips to this establishment. This market doesn’t only prepare hot foods, desserts, fudge and donuts, but it also has seafood for purchase, along with novelty sports items, furniture and smoothies.
Open Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.