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Eggs are one of the most versatile foods on the planet, and restaurants are always coming up with unique and creative ways of serving them up in delicious new dishes. Eggs are actually very healthy foods when prepared properly, so it is one dish in which you may indulge without feeling like you’re abusing your body. Check out this list of eateries in the Baltimore area that make eggs, and make them right! The list includes the recommended egg dish or dishes from each venue. Enjoy!

Miss Shirley’s Cafe
513 West Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 889-5272

Miss Shirley’s is one cafe that prides itself on its breakfast and brunch menus, asking “Why should dinner have all the fun?” While Shirley’s changes out its menu on occasion, some dishes remain staples. Take, for instance, the Southern Fried Deviled Eggs. “Good” doesn’t begin to describe this tasty recipe. This particular deviled egg is breaded in Panko and fried. It’s filled with jalapeño-smoked bacon, cheddar and jalapeños, garnished with Tabasco aioli and Baltimore BBQ Co. Chesapeake Sauce. And, of course, it just wouldn’t be a Baltimore classic if it wasn’t also dusted with Old Bay.

Blue Moon Cafe
1621 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 522-3940

Eggs, eggs, and more eggs! That’s what the Blue Moon Cafe’s breakfast menu is all about. Established by the Conceptionista Sarah Simington and her mother Sherri, a diner veteran, The Blue Moon is a popular Fells Point destination with its own particular style, rocking bright and unusual art and, of course, rock-and-roll. This restaurant is worth the visit any time of day. But which of its egg dishes is best? Try the Mexican Scramble: a blend of chorizo, peppers, onions, tomatoes and eggs that is highly seasoned and topped with cheddar cheese. Or check out the Garden Style Eggs which combine broccoli, mushrooms, onions, hash browns and three eggs scrambled together and topped with melted cheddar, then served with toast or biscuit. Or if you’re of a vegetarian persuasion (or even if you’re not), you’ll enjoy the Vegetarian Scramble. Or kick back and get messy with the Hobo Eggs.

The Flying Avocado Cafe
10210 South Dolfield Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(443) 471-2600

Speaking of vegetarian, The Flying Avocado may be one of the finest vegetarian restaurants in the entire Baltimore area. But if you aren’t into that sort of thing, don’t let that throw you. Its vegetarian egg dishes will still make the mouth of even the most dedicated carnivore water. Try the Avocado Egg White Wrap: free-range egg whites, avocado, tomato, onions, peppers and non-dairy low-fat cream cheese spread in a whole wheat tortilla. Or chow down on the Texas Avocado Wrap: scrambled free-range eggs, avocado, salsa, cheddar and sour cream in a flour tortilla. Looking for something a bit more Italian? Then the Mediterranean Egg Wrap is for you! It’s scrambled eggs with spinach, feta, kalamata olives and red onions in a whole wheat tortilla. Not hearing anything you like? The Flying Avocado lets you customize your own eggs if you order the Make-Your-Own Wrap, 3 and 3 Omelet or Free-Range Eggs Your Way.

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Cafe Hon
1002 West 36th St.
Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 243-1230

As indicated by its name, Cafe Hon embraces the true Baltimore spirit. This is easy to see by its menu, which is bursting with seafood dishes. While seafood isn’t exactly something one associates with egg dishes, Cafe Hon manages to sneak some in with its Baltimore Omelet – filled with creamy lump crab filling. The Cafe also has an entire egg menu. Some of the highlights include the Tex Mex Omelet – eggs with cheddar cheese, homemade chili, green onions and sour cream – and the Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwich with potatoes and fresh fruit. Also check out the Chicken & Bacon Omelet or the Spinach & Feta Omelet.

Daily Grind
1720 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 558-0399

So you’re thinking to yourself, “All this is good and well, but where can I get a good egg sandwich?” Boy have we got the place for you! The Daily Grind is a coffee house that offers an impressive menu along with its staggering variety of coffees. Of course, coffee is the drink of choice for breakfast, so, as you would expect, the breakfast menu is brimming with goodness. Try one of the many egg, cheese and meat combos sandwiched between bread. There are so many to choose one; select a new one on each visit.

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Joel Furches is a freelance writer and researcher for The Examiner and Logos Software, and also manages his own catalog of writing on Hub Pages. Joel is on the board of directors for Ratio Christi. He has a bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education.