When driving to a Maryland or Delaware beach, most of us are itching to put our toes in the sand as fast as possible. But there’s no reason why your next trip to the beach can’t take a delicious detour. These food finds just off the highway will put some fuel in your tank — and get your vacation off to a delicious start.
Love Point Deli
Just over the Bay Bridge, the Love Point Deli serves almost 30 different custom sandwiches, various overstuffed subs and 13 different wraps, the Love Point Deli is sure to satisfy the most discriminating sandwich snob. Try the Chesapeake, a sub made with peppermill turkey, genoa salami, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion and vinaigrette on an Italian roll.
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5 pm; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Address: 109 Main St., Stevensville
Storm and Daughters
In downtown Easton, this retro, old-fashioned style ice cream shop has a vibe that will put you in vacation mode the minute you walk inside. The most popular menu item is the shop’s Waffle Wednesdaes: giant sundaes piled on Belgian-waffles with toppings galore. They are also known for their ever-changing craft shake flavors, like the ‘Violet Beauregard’, a float made with blueberry soda, fresh blueberries and whipped cream.
Hours: Daily, 12-9pm
Address: 32 Dover Street, Easton
Cindy’s Eastside Kitchen
This modest roadside diner boasts “Eastern Shore Style Home Cooking.” Come hungry and feast on the specials like chicken and dumplings, fried catfish, hot roast beef sandwiches, and house-made desserts such as strawberry pie and coconut cream pie. Cindy’s also serves up the best breakfast in Cambridge with pancakes, omelets and classics like creamed chipped beef.
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 6 am-2 pm.
Address: 3127 Aireys Spur Road, Cambridge
Bay Country Bakery
An enormous donut painted on the side of the building is the first sign a sweet surprise awaits at the Bay Country Bakery in Cambridge. Follow your nose inside, where owners Dave and Gena Levy are cooking up 33 different kinds of bread and more than 30 kinds of donuts daily. The homemade coffee rings with different crumble choices, muffins, pastries and scones are sure to tickle your sweet tooth. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 6 am-1 pm Closed Sundays.
Address: 2951 Ocean Gateway, Cambridge
Baywater Trading Co.
A farm market and bakery partners with local farmers and vendors to provide the freshest products from the shore, including handmade soaps, spices, and farm products. The baked goods are made fresh daily with an ever-changing menu of sweets. Don’t miss the bestselling key lime donuts and massive cinnamon rolls.
Hours: Sun.-Wed., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Address: 27000 Ocean Gateway, Hebron
Little Bitta Bull BBQ
With classic savory sides like collard greens, and mac and cheese, and local favorites like crab balls and lump crab dip, The pulled pork tacos, extreme grilled cheese and
Old Bay Crushes are worth the trip alone, but don’t forget to end your meal with their signature dessert, the Golden Hill: deep fried cornbread on top of vanilla ice cream, drizzled with honey and topped with homemade whipped cream.
Hours: Wed-Sun., 11am-9pm.
Address: 520 Race Street, Cambridge