1201 S. Charles St., (443) 341-1016, andpizza.com $$, L, D
Part of a gourmet chain that also has locations in Washington, D.C.; Pennsylvania; New York; and Virginia. They boast organic dough, MSG-free products, and no high-fructose corn syrup. Diners can also try their dessert pizzas and housemade craft sodas.
The Abbey Burger Bistro
1041 Marshall St., (443) 453-9698, abbeyburgerbistro.com $$, L, D
The slightly Harry Potter-esque atmosphere doesn’t detract from this thoroughly American eatery, which offers a build-your-own burger checklist. Highlights: bison, pretzel rolls, Guinness cheddar, crab dip, and herb yogurt. Locations in Fells Point and Ocean City, too.
Baba’s Mediterranean Kitchen
745 E. Fort Ave., (410) 727-7482, babaskitchen.net $, L, D
The charming mint-green corner café is helmed by a CFO—chief falafel officer—who dishes up some of the best falafel in the city at a more-than-reasonable price. Look for the zucchini fries.
Banditos Bar & Kitchen
1118 S. Charles St., (443) 835-1517, banditosbk.com $$, L, D, BR
Burritos, tacos, queso fundido, wings, and much more on the Californian-Mexican blend of a menu, as well as tequila-heavy drinks.
Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria
1032 Light St., (410) 576-3938, blueagaverestaurant.com $$, L, D, R
The most refined of Fed Hill’s Mexican offerings—but lest you get the wrong impression, there’s plenty of energy in the exposed-brick dining room.