10 Baltimore Staples You Should Have Tried By Now
If you’ve lived in Charm City for a while, then you’ve likely eaten (or at least tried) the following 10 Baltimore staples. If not, what are you waiting for? These area foods are unique, delicious, and taste like home.
1. Steamed Crabs
Maryland is known as the blue crab capital of the world and this is especially true in Baltimore. Many restaurants steam up this local delicacy just right, making for a spicy meal to remember.
2. Crab Cakes
Baltimoreans know good crab cakes. Most people prefer them broiled with as little filler as possible. If you want to try the state's most iconic crab cake, then head to Lexington Market and order one from Faidley's Seafood.
Summer doesn't feel complete without a sno-ball. Many locals order marshmallow on top, which adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this cool treat.
4. Bergers Cookies
These fudgy cookies are soft and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. You can find them at many area shops. Warning: it's nearly impossible to eat just one.
Another regional (yet underrated) cookie brand is Otterbein's. These cookes are crisp and flavorful.
National Bohemian beer (also known as Natty Boh) has been around for quite some time. It may not be the
best beer, but we love it anyway. It's perfect when paired with a crab feast or for sipping during an Orioles game.
7. Ledo's Pizza
Ledo's proves that pizza doesn't have to be round. It's cool to be square, and scrumptious as well.
8. Chicken box
Order a chicken box from one of many local chicken shops to curb your meaty cravings. You can usually choose fried chicken, wings, or tenders, and add fries in your box as well.
It's hard to find a coddie these days but they're still around Baltimore of you know where to look. This traditional food involves cod sandwiched between two saltines crackers with mustard. It may sound weird, but it's oddly good.
10. Utz Chips
Utz chips are pretty popular around the area, especially when it comes to the crab variety. Purchase a bag and munch down all summer long.
Have you tried everything on this list? What would you add?
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