It’s Friday – the day we wait ALL week for – the one day that’s a little easier to get out of bed and a day that seems to move a long just a little faster at work because you know you’ll soon get to be at home on your couch, with a glass of wine, and your dog.
With every Friday comes the joyous weekend – and, if you’re like me, there’s also a fabulous brunch.
Oh the beauty of brunch – I could go on and on about my love affair with brunch but I’ll sum it up pretty simply for you – a meal where it’s acceptable to eat fried chicken on top of a waffle smothered in gravy and/or syrup while sipping vodka mixed with tomato juice and topped with a slice of bacon… what could possibly be better?
As I am sitting here my mouth is watering, I’m basically drooling at my desk (great imagery huh?) #cravingcurrently brunch. So instead of talking about it – here’s a countdown of my top 5 Baltimore Brunches – because this foodie town really knows how to bust out an amazing selection that makes my Saturday morning decisions oh so difficult.
If you’re looking for a quick bite without sacrificing quality – this is your spot. According to their site – they are a “Baltimore-based maker and purveyor of traditional foods. All are crated by hand with fresh, often organic and seasonally local ingredients” – honestly, what else do you need?
My Craving: Ham on a Cheddar Biscuit (Add Egg).
Original Location: 1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231
Blue Moon Too: 1024 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230
You can get Cap’n Crunch French Toast – do I need to go on? But for real – this place was on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-in’s and Dives – they have biscuits and gravy that are out of this world AND they just opened a second location in Federal Hill (originally only in Fells Point). Trust me.. just go.
My Craving: (Obviously) The Cap’n Crunch French Toast.
802 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201
A cute little spot right in Mt. Vernon – they have everything from Pork Belly Eggs Benedict to simple Oatmeal. Their avocado toast is my all-time favorite but honestly everything I’ve had there is ah-mazing.
My Craving: Avocado toast.
1500 Union Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211
Tucked quaintly in a renovated space of the Union Mill building this coffee shop/restaurant is a rare find. Their artisan coffee style is honestly unlike anything else I’ve experienced in Baltimore. Their basic cup is served pour-over style, meaning, each cup is brewed by hand by slowly funneling hot water into your ground coffee of choice. Their food…? Well they have daily baked goods from Woodberry Kitchen, all breakfast sandwiches are served on house-made biscuits, and their oatmeal is a giant bowl you could literally swim in. If you want a solid cup of coffee and a soul warming meal – check this place out.
My Craving: A giant bowl of oatmeal.
1017 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211
ALL. TIME. FAVORITE. Honestly, I should just end my description at that – this place takes comfort food to the next level. Chad Gauss (Chef) knows how to please. Whether it’s the traditional French Toast or something a little riskier like Crab Chipped Beef – this place is a must visit. Just trust me.
My Craving(s): Reuben Wrap (no longer on menu but pictured), Amish Pretzels, Fried Chicken Biscuits, French Toast, Turkey Sausage Tacos, Crab Chipped Beef, “Pastramied” Beet Rachel, A Lobster Box (honestly.. just click here).
Now that I’m officially STARVING, I’m going to make a reservation for brunch… you should as well.
Happy Friday All :).