Best Fruitcake In Baltimore

January 27, 2016 8:00 AM

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Over the years, fruitcake has always been a joke in some circles. It seems that fruitcake is the gift to keep on giving year after year, whether the recipient likes it or not and whether you like the recipient or not. Made of candies and dried fruits, this cake seems to last for a long time, which often makes people wonder why it does last forever, as well as what is in it. In the Baltimore area, there are several places that produce fruitcakes to the joy (or dismay) of others. Maybe you should try out some of these establishments and determine if fruitcake really deserves all the bad rap that it has been given.
3601 Boston St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
(667) 309-7146

Located in Baltimore’s new Canton Crossing shopping center, this location of Atwater’s was opened in 2014. According to the website, Atwater’s is “full-service with some new and exciting additions to the menu, as well as our Atwater’s classics.” The classics include its famously exceptional fruitcake. Hours of operation are Mondays – Fridays from 7am – 9 pm and Saturdays from 8 am – 9 pm.

Harry And David Fruitcakes
825 Dulaney Valley Road 3303
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 825-8272

Harry and David uses the finest of ingredients in the preparation of their fruitcakes. According to the website, they use “big chunks of candied fruit and premium nuts.” Your appetite for this decadent treat will be satisfied as you come together with family and friends and build memories. Online ordering is also available.

Jays Cakes And Bakes
117 Willow Bend Drive
Baltimore, MD 21117
(443) 457-0504

Jays Cakes and Bakes is a home-based bakery and coffee shop where you can always find a delightful treat. The store has been in business since 2012. Desserts are the featured item, which also includes fruitcake. This is a great place to have that delicious fruitcake with a cup of hot delicious coffee straight from the coffee pot. The hours of operation are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 am – 9:30 pm; on Fridays and Saturdays, they are open from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm. Stop on by. Owner Jacquetta will be happy to service you.

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Whole Foods Market
1330 Smith Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 532-6700

Whole Foods Market, located in the Mount Washington part of the city, features food for the health-concious individual. The store’s departments cater to a variety of natural and organic foods. One such food is fruitcake. Whether it is a loaf or bundt-shaped fruit cake, Whole Foods is your one-stop shop for your holiday fixings. Stop in for some of their free samples. Store hours are seven days a week from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Ray C. Helvig & Sons
PO Box 18299
Baltimore, MD 21227
(410) 788-8020 or (800) 426-1007

Ray C. Helvig & Sons is a Baltimore-based online mail order service. They feature Benson’s Old Home Fruit Cake. According to the website, the fruit cake weighs one pound and is cut into 14 slices and is “chock full of the finest fruits and nuts available.” Ray C. Helvig & Sons has been in business since 1955. You can buy fruitcake by the pound or in a case of 24.

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