My Review of the Pennsylvania Dutch Market in Annapolis
If you read From Ballparks to BBQ on a regular basis, you know I’m a huge fan of markets. My wife and I visit our City Market in Roanoke nearly every week and we love finding other fun markets any time we travel.
Whether it’s been in Switzerland, France, South Africa, or the United States, Saturday’s seem to be a universal day for great markets around the world. No matter what city we’re in, you’ll find us at a market almost every Saturday.
Annapolis has one of the more unique markets I’ve seen.
The market is located in a 290,000 square foot space in the Annapolis Harbour Center shopping complex and it’s extremely popular.
This is an indoor market that wouldn’t catch your eye if you’re driving by, but it’s full of unique products, including food, furniture, and crafts. Well, I assume the furniture and crafts are cool. I’ve never paid attention to anything other than the food. That’s pretty much the story of my life.
In terms of food, the Pennsylvania Dutch Market has it all. Grains, jams, dips, meats, produce, cheese, candy, pastries, baked goods, salads, snacks, and more. There’s even a popular breakfast restaurant.
On our most recent visit, I had an opportunity to try one of the logs. I saw many people walking around the market with different logs and it was something I couldn’t pass up. Logs are basically pretzel rolls that are filled with different ingredients. Options include a cheesesteak log, pepperoni log, ham & mozzarella log, breakfast log, sausage log, chicken & bacon log, hot dog, or just a cheese log. Because we were there on a Saturday morning, I chose the breakfast log.
A breakfast log is a fresh pretzel in the shape of a breadstick that’s stuffed with egg, bacon and American cheese. It’s a little greasy but quite tasty and a great breakfast to snack on while walking around to all the other different sections of the market.
If you’re in the mood for something sweeter, I’d also recommend one of the incredible flavors of doughnuts, fritters, and muffins they have, which are all made on location at the market.
Considering all the options, if you can’t find something you’ll like at this market, I’m not sure where you’ll find it.
Pennsylvania Dutch Farmer's Market
2472 Solomons Island Road
Annapolis, MD 21401