It’s said that Baltimore is a city of neighborhoods, and I want to highlight my favorite one: Hampden. It’s quirky, it’s different, it’s jam packed with unique restaurants and shops, and you can walk to it from campus. Here are some of my favorite places:
Ask anyone: the best ice cream in Baltimore is in The Charmery. A classic, can’t miss destination that includes flavors like Old Bay Caramel, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Cinnamon Ramen and NY Cheesecake. <3
My personal favorite, Trohv is like the accessories section of Urban Outfitters throughout the entire store. You can buy anything from clothing to posters to cookware to baby clothes. It’s everything you need.
Grano Pasta Bar
Authentic Italian food in a family owned restaurant. Need I say more? Sit at the bar and watch them prepare your custom made pasta dish. #SoGood
Charlotte Elliott & The Bookstore Next Door
It’s both an antique shop AND a bookstore! So many great finds from vintage coats to rare books. Charlotte Elliott and The Bookstore Next Door represents the quirky, random nature that makes Hampden so great.
Ma Petite Shoe, Shoes and Chocolate Shop
The sign says it all. Shoes and chocolate make the world go ’round.
Really really really good Mexican food. A must.
Another unique locale, Golden West serves both delicious French toast and quesadillas. Phenomenal guac is the cherry on-top.
And that’s just one of the many unique, quirky neighborhoods in Baltimore!