Fall is the time of year when people are looking for the ultimate comfort food. Particularly warm baked treats as the weather becomes colder. An American all-time favorite, banana bread comes to mind when thinking of cold weather. Banana bread became an American classic beginning in the 1930s and was a main recipe in most American consumer cookbooks. Today, it can be found in many variations from a bread loaf slice, cake, muffin, pudding and, believe it or not, beer.

Buttercream Dreams Bakery
1065 S Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 347-0792
www.buttercreamdreams.biz

Conveniently at located in Federal Hill at Cross Market, Buttercream Dreams Bakery offers banana nut bread for $2.50 a slice. They really have outstanding down-home style baked goods that are always fresh and yummy. Much of that deliciousness is owed to the fact that they bake all of their offerings from scratch each morning. It may take a little longer, but the taste is well worth the time. They even offer custom made baked goods services.

Azafrán Café
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 338-4757
www.cafeazafran.biz

Azafrán offers banana bread with walnuts for $2.25 per slice. This café is open to the public, however, it is located at the Space Telescope Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus. Azafrán also offers reasonably-priced healthy new American breakfast & lunch deals, making it a great location for weekday brunch. Azafrán Café is only open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Muhly’s Bakery
400 W Lexington St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 752-0442
www.lexingtonmarket.com

Although, Muhly’s Bakery is well known for made-to-order novelty cakes and decadent danishes, that’s not all they offer. They also have banana walnut cake by the slice for $1.75. Muhly’s is conveniently located in Lexington Market and has a history with Baltimore City beginning 1855, when it’s original location was actually in Federal Hill where Mother’s Restaurant is today. This is a great place to put up snacks if you live, work and/or play in the downtown Baltimore area.

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Puddin’s Treats
5900 Saint Regis Road
Baltimore, MD 21206
(443) 240-7236
www.facebook.com/Puddins-Treats

What makes banana bread good? Is it the flour, or maybe the ripeness of the bananas, or maybe the baker? Puddin’s Treats offers custom made banana bread for $15 a loaf. Also be sure to try her banana pudding and banana nut muffins, which are unforgettably delicious. As long as you’re there, take home one of their delicious deserts, like their strawberries and cookie cake or red velvet cookies — they are all guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Ale Mary’s
1939 Fleet St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 276-2044
www.alemarys.com

Ale Mary’s is a neighborhood restaurant & tavern located in historic Fells Point community. This is such a great spot for locals and out-of-towers. It’s a spirits pub with nun-themed decor. And guess what? They offer banana bread beer for approximately $6.50 a bottle. Sure, it’s not banana bread in the traditional sense, but it’s something any banana-enthusiasts have to try. If you’re hungry while you’re there, there’s plenty of other options on their menu, from a long list of sandwiches to something more extensive like a black Angus rib eye or a plate of savory ribs. 

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