Readers' Poll Results

Best of Baltimore Readers’ Poll Results 2022: Food & Drink

Your picks for the best in food and drink.


Winner: THB Bagelry & Deli
Finalists: Uber Bagels; Sam’s Bagels


Winner: Cafe Dear Leon
Finalists: Ovenbird Bakery; Crust by Mack


Winner: Dutch Courage
Finalists: The Bluebird Cocktail Room; Max’s Taphouse


Winner: Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
Finalists: Andy Nelson’s Barbecue; Chap’s Pit Beef


Winner: Blue Moon Cafe
Finalists: Miss Shirley’s Cafe; Atwater’s


Winner: Abbey Burger Bistro
Finalists: Clark Burger; Kooper’s Tavern


Winner: Union Craft Brewing
Finalists: Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House; Ministry of Brewing


Winner: Miss Shirley’s Cafe
Finalists: The Food Market; Blue Moon Cafe


Winner: Rheb’s Homemade Candies
Finalists: Wockenfuss; Pure Chocolate by Jinji


Winner: The Bluebird Cocktail Room
Finalists: Dutch Courage; Clavel


Winner: Morning Mugs Coffee
Finalists: Zeke’s Coffee; Ceremony Coffee

Crab House

Winner: Nick’s Fish House
Finalists: LP Steamers; Costas Inn

Crab Cakes

Winner: Pappas Restaurant & Sports Bar
Finalists: Koco’s Pub; G&M Restaurant


Winner: Cake by Jason
Finalists: Codetta Bake Shop; Charm City Cakes


Winner: DiPasquale’s
Finalists: Attmans; Trinacria


Winner: Papermoon Diner
Finalists: Double T Diner; Southside Diner


Winner: Diablo Doughnuts
Finalists: Cloudy Donuts; Woodlea Bakery


Winner: Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Finalists: Baltimore Spirits Co.; Old Line Spirits

Farmers Market

Winner: Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar
Finalists: 32nd St/Waverly Farmers Market; Fells Point Farmers Market

Fine Dining

Winner: Charleston
Finalists: Thames Street Oyster House; Alma Cocina Latina

Food Hall

Winner: R. House
Finalists: Cross Street Market; Mount Vernon Marketplace

Food Pop-Up

Winner: B’More Greek
Finalists: The Urban Oyster; Kooper’s Food Truck

French Fries

Winner: The Local Fry
Finalists: Johnnys; Wet City

Fried Chicken

Winner: Royal Farms
Finalists: Ekiben; BRD

Grocery Store

Winner: Wegmans
Finalists: Trader Joe’s; Eddie’s of Roland Park

Happy Hour

Winner: Dutch Courage
Finalists: Max’s Taphouse; Frazier’s on the Avenue; Limoncello

Kid’s Menu

Winner: Nacho Mama’s
Finalists: Broadway Diner; Miss Shirley’s Cafe

Ice Cream

Winner: Taharka Brothers
Finalists: Bmore Licks; The Charmery

Liquor Store/Spirits Shop

Winner: The Wine Source
Finalists: Total Wine; Drug City Pharmacy & Liquors

Late-Night Spot

Winner: The Bluebird Cocktail Room
Finalists: Sip n Bite; Dangerously Delicious Pies HQ in Hampden

Mac and Cheese

Winner: Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
Finalists: The Food Market; Mission BBQ


Winner: Underground Pizza Company
Finalists: Verde; Matthew’s Pizza

Pub Food

Winner: Wiley Gunters
Finalists: Little Havana; MaGerk’s Pub


Winner: Di Pasquale’s
Finalists: Ekiben; Attmans


Winner: Sweetgreen
Finalists: Nalley Fresh; Atwater’s


Winner: Ice Queens Snoball Shop
Finalists: Icy Delights; Sharon’s Shaved Ice Snowballs; Snoasis


Winner: Shoyou Sushi
Finalists: Yama Sushi Bar; Azumi


Winner: Clavel
Finalists: Papi’s Tacos; Taco Love Grill

Vegan Dishes

Winner: Golden West Cafe
Finalists: The Land of Kush; Ekiben

Wine Bar

Winner: The Wine Collective
Finalists: Serenity Wine Cafe; Iron Bridge Wine Company


Winner: Boordy Vineyards
Finalists: Black Ankle Vineyards; Old Westminster Winery

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