Oysters from the Local Oyster at Mount Vernon Marketplace

J.M. Giordano


Avenue Market

1700 Pennsylvania Ave.,

Avenue Market underwent major renovations that cost more than half a million dollars and reopened in 2012 with new vendors, including fresh groceries.

Belvedere Square Market

529 E. Belvedere Ave.,

This North Baltimore market first opened in 1986 but faltered in the early ’90s after disagreements between the landlord and tenants. But it’s flourishing since its grand reopening in 2003, with a varied selection of food vendors (see page 12 for more details about its dining options).

Broadway Market

1640-41 Aliceanna St.,

This market on the center of Broadway used to have four long sheds that stretched down to the harbor, but it has since shrunk to one small space with five vendors. Those five vendors include Sophia’s Place, which offers up Polish candies, baked goods, and house-made pierogis and soups to go.

Cross Street Market

1065 S. Charles St.,

Redevelopment plans for this Federal Hill market have been slow-moving, but in the meantime, it still has plenty of vendors and food options. Nick’s Inner Harbor Seafood at the west end of the market is open late on the weekends.

Hollins Market

26 S. Arlington Ave., (410) 685-6169,

Stock up on meats by stopping at one of the several delis and seafood vendors here. Not into meat? Get something more healthy at Custom Salads.

Lexington Market

400 W. Lexington St., (410) 685-6169,

This historic indoor market will undergo massive renovations in the coming years, so take in its bustling, lively atmosphere before construction begins. Buy some legendary Berger cookies from Berger’s Bakery, eat some Caribbean, Chinese, or Malaysian food, and stock up on groceries, from fresh produce to poultry to pigs’ feet to raccoon. Yes, raccoon.

Mount Vernon Marketplace

520 Park Ave., (888) 897-8849,

The newest addition to the indoor markets scene in Baltimore, Mount Vernon Marketplace has an upscale selection of less than 20 vendors. If you need some exercise after sampling wares from the different vendors, there’s a public pingpong table.

Northeast Market

2101 E. Monument St.,

Located just east of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, this market is the third largest in the city. Grab some house-made codfish cakes for lunch from Shore’s Fish Market and Carry Out.