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Explore Baltimore's Historic Lexington Market

Explore Baltimore's Historic Lexington Market

Open since 1782, Lexington Market is one of the world's longest-running public markets. Encompassing two large buildings and several blocks in downtown Baltimore, Lexington Market is seen by many as the heart of Baltimore's true identity—a diverse and vibrant city with a storied history. Filled with a host of eateries and vendors, this public market is a great place to spend a few hours sampling goods from local farmers, bakers, and butchers as well as taste the assortment of food offered from over 100 purveyors. Here are a few you don't want to miss:


It would be hard to visit Lexington Market without sampling one of Maryland's famous crab cakes. For those looking for an authentic taste of Baltimore, go no further than Faidley Seafood. Founded in 1886, Faidley Seafood is a Baltimore favorite known for its award-winning crab cakes as well as prepared items and other seafood specialties.


A Baltimore landmark, Berger's Bakery has been making sweet treats, including their iconic Berger Cookie, since 1835. By combining shortbread and a thick layer of fudge, Berger's Bakery delivers one of the most popular items in Lexington Market and should not be missed. In addition, Berger's also bakes up delicious doughnuts, eclairs, and other heavenly treats.


For a true taste of Southern cooking, visitors should make their way to Connie's Chicken and Waffles. Following an old family recipe, Connie's Chicken and Waffles serves up a full menu of this Southern staple with inventive flair including traditional offerings as well as out-of-the-box waffle flavors such as red velvet, sweet cinnamon, and Oreo.


Though often overshadowed by its neighbor to the north in the world of cheesesteaks, Andy's Best is certainly helping to put Baltimore on the map by serving up its mouth-watering version. Hearty chopped steak is delivered on delicious homemade sub rolls with the perfect amount of cheese to create a truly delicious bite. For those looking to go a bit rogue, Andy's Best also offers other items such as their equally delectable chicken cheesesteak.

When you call The Academy on Charles home, the sights and tastes of Baltimore, including those at Lexington Market, are just on your doorstep. Please contact us for more information and to schedule a tour.

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