Guys, words can’t even begin to describe the goodness that is Pitango. I’ve been a loyal customer for years because their noms are THAT good. They have locations in both DC and Baltimore, but the Fells Point one is the best by far because they have the biggest food menu. I went for brunch with my buddy Louie (@bmorefood) the other day, and we got a variety of plates to sample and photograph. It’s hard to pick favorites when everything’s so yummy, but there are a few things you NEED to get if you come.
They’re known for their amazing pastries and sandwiches, like their Red sandwich (pictured below) is one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had. Prosciutto di Parma, fresh mozzarella and avocado on housemade tomato focaccia? Yeah, it tastes even better than it sounds. I could seriously eat this all day, every day and not get tired of it. All their sammies are $12 a pop, and I’ve tried their Porchetta, Chicken Roasted Veg, Melanzane, and Grilled Asiago as well. They’re tasty in their own way, but for me, the Red will always take first prize.
Now, you see that magical pastry in the corner there? It’s near the top left, and it’s honestly one of the most amazing things I’ve ever eaten (the one with custard oozing out of the top). It’s their cruffin, and I don’t even know where to start. This cruffin is so good, it could stop wars. So, the three must-try items you HAVE TO GET – and this is non-negotiable, friends – their cruffin, their almond croissant, and their Red sandwich.
I feel like Baltimore’s food scene is super underrated. There are a ton of really great places in Charm City, and I’ve made it my mission to tell you guys about all the gems I discover in the DMV so definitely make sure to follow my “dc/md/va fun” tab to stay in the know. I’m curious to know how many of you guys live or have visited Baltimore or the DC area? Definitely let me know by leaving a comment below.
above: their Porchetta sandwich ($12) || below: their avocado toast ($10)
Also FYI, they have delicious salads ($11) as well. I’ve tried their beet and fennel and both are nomtastic, but if I had to choose, I’d go with the beet just because I love beets THAT much. You can’t go wrong with either though so go with whatever sounds yummiest to you. If you want, you can add on a protein for an extra $3. I’m a sucker for prosciutto di parma so that’s what I went with, but you could get porchetta, finocchiona, roasted chicken, smoked salmon or prosciutto cotto.
What do you guys think of Pitango Bakery? Would you come here and get your nom on or not so much? If you want to see more foodporn, check out my food tab or browse Nomtastic Foods (my second blog) for fresh content! Robby and I update that every Monday and Thursday as well so there’s always something cool to see. Happy eating, friends!