Check Out a Historic Market in Baltimore


Do you want to enjoy a dining adventure that takes you back in time?

If so, nearby Baltimore is home to several historic markets that were established in the 18th and 19th century. 

They sell everything from fresh flowers to international foods. Those near our Ellicott City apartments include:

Cross Street Market

The Cross Street Market, located a 21-minute drive away, has called the Federal Hill neighborhood home since 1846. Over 100 years later, it was destroyed in 1951 when a twelve-alarm fire raged through the main building. The market reopened a year later, with more than 20,000 people at the grand opening. 

Today, Cross Street is where locals gather to enjoy a delicious meal. Restaurants include Steve’s Lunch, Royal Farms Chicken, and Taco Love Grill. 

Lexington Market

Established in 1782, Lexington is the oldest market in the United States. Early on, the farmers’ buggies created roads worn into the land as they made countless trips to and from the market. Many of the farmers would travel most of the night to make it time for the ringing of the 2:00 a.m. opening bell. By the mid 19th century, Lexington was the most famous market in the world. 

Today, it’s home to over 140 vendors. Among the most well-known is Faidley’s Seafood. It opened at the market in 1886 and is still operated by the Faidley family. The restaurant always draws a crowd and features eccentric decor and the freshest seafood in the Chesapeake region. Menu offerings include mussels, fried oysters, and award-winning crab cakes. Lexington Market is just a 23-minute drive away.

Broadway Market

A local landmark since 1786, the Broadway Market is where farmers used to arrive by buggy, boat, or ferry. Its current building opened in 1864, and a recent renovation added a 100-seat communal meeting and dining area.

Visitors can enjoy an array of cuisines from around the world. Eateries include Fat Tiger, Sal & Son’s Seafood, and The Verandah. Broadway Market is just a 26-minute drive away.

These are just a few of the historic shopping and dining destinations near our Ellicott City, Maryland apartments. If you’re looking for a place to call home, please contact us. We would love to show you our community firsthand. 

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