Attending a conference can be very expensive: you have to worry about hotel, ground transportation, and airfare but what about “food?” These expenses add up, especially when you’re locked inside a hotel/convention center and your money is very tight.
Here are a few restaurants that are affordable, within walking distance and even Uber friendly.
Around the Hilton Baltimore there are multiple restaurants, but to start off your day a coffee and bagel is the way to go. I bring you to the first-floor destination; The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. It is the easiest place to grab that cup of joe, but for my Starbucks lovers, you will have to prepare for a seven-minute walk.
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf shop is opened from 6am-6pm. It is also a great place to mix and mingle with your new connections.
After attending workshops and the career fair, lunch is needed. On the first floor, in the second section of the hotel is Jimmy Jones. They are known for their gourmet sandwiches. They provide tables and chairs in front of their restaurant, allowing a great space to escape the inside of the hotel.
If you don’t mind a three-minute walk across the street, you will find Subway and Chipotle. Yes, Chipotle!! is walking distance for all of my guacamole lovers. Subway is open from 7am-8:30pm and Chipotle is opened from 10:45am – 10:00pm. Great for lunch or Dinner.
For those who have energy and comfortable shoes, ten minutes away is the world famous Lexington Market. They opened in 1782 and is one of the oldest markets in the country. They have more than 80 vendors selling a variety of food and other goods. Soul food, Chinese, cakes, cookies even chicken and waffles this place has it all.
Maryland is known for their Crabs. Inside the Lexington Market, you can get one of Baltimore’s best crab cakes at Faidley’s seafood.
The Lexington Market is great for all times; breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
It is opened from 6 am – 6 pm. For those who don’t feel like walking, Uber is $7.00 one-way.