Rocket to Venus
3360 Chestnut Ave., (410) 235-7887, rockettovenus.com $$, D, BR
The menu pulls from all over the place and gives a lot of options for vegetarians. The Brussels sprouts are still killer and the grilled Korean gyro has tofu as a substitute for meat.
1103 W. 36th St., (410) 812-1519, yoursouvlaki.com $$, L, D
This tiny Greek spot has only a handful of tables and a counter in the back to eat at, but it’s worth fighting for a seat to get its inexpensive pita sandwiches.
1009 W. 36th St., (410) 243-0051 $$, L, D
Suzie’s serves noodle dishes from Japan, China, Vietnam, and Korea, with plenty of options for vegans.
842 W. 36th St., (410) 889-0999, theverandahbaltimore.net $, L
The Verandah offers Indian street food—appropriate, given how it’s also a fixture at several local farmers markets—that’s simple and tasty, with house-made chutneys available to turn up the spice on your dishes. Open for dinner on Fridays.
Wicked Sisters Tavern
3845 Falls Road, (410) 878-0884, wickedsistershampden.com $$, L, D, BR
Hampden’s new neighborhood hangout features tavern fare like burgers, fries, and steaks. Guests can also take advantage of over 20 beers on tap, TVs, and a game room.
2010 Clipper Park Road #126, (410) 464-8000, woodberrykitchen.com $$$, D, BR, R, P
As far as Baltimore dining is concerned, this is the crème de la crème. The farm-to-table menu, curated by James Beard Award winner Spike Gjerde, continues to evolve, with fresh takes on basic dishes and previously unheard-of entrees continuing to pop up and delight.