Being summoned for jury duty is a common occurrence in Baltimore but it can also be used as a great excuse to try out a new restaurant in a new area. No matter the time of year that you find yourself sitting around all day looking at the clock to be released for lunch, these places have some great offering from sandwiches, salads, soup, pizza and pho. What will you be craving the next time you have Jury Duty?

Cunningham’s Cafe & Bakery
1 Olympic Place
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 339-7750

If you have to report to Jury Duty in Towson, stop by Cunningham’s Cafe to grab a bite to eat. The menu offers breakfast, lunch and coffee in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. You can find fresh-baked breads and pastries along with small-batch roasted coffee and locally sourced ingredients. Try a cup of soup, a salad (even build your own) or one of the hot or cold sandwiches.

Rosina Gourmet
300 E. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 244-1885

This sandwich shop offers a variety of choices that include generous helpings of all the fresh and house-made ingredients. The sandwich menu offers choices like traditional picks from Italian with mortadella, capicola, salami and pepper ham to more unique picks like the Honey-Orange BBQ Chicken with chicken breast, Swiss and house-made chipotle orange BBQ sauce. Other options range from salads and soups to seasonal/daily specials. Be sure to save room for one of the brownies or cookies.

Java Joe’s
8 E. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 727-6647

This bistro offers sandwiches of different styles and forms from baguette, pits, croissants, vegetarian, tortillas and more.  There is even the option to build your own. If you want to turn your sandwich into a meal, you can add two add-ons for a small fee. Java Joe’s even offers free delivery and its jump-to-the-front-of-the-line call-in and pick-up orders. Be sure to check out its social media sites for specials.

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B & O American Brasserie
Hotel Monaco Baltimore
2 N. Charles St.
BaltimoreMD 21201
(443) 692-6172

At B & O American Brasserie, you will find modern American cuisine that is sure to offer something for everyone. You could start with a seasonal soup of the Brandied Onion Fondue before you pick from one of the salads, sandwiches or brick oven pizzas. Try one of the brick oven pizzas like the Carnivores Pizza with pork belly, ground beef, duck confit, house sausage, roasted tomato sauce and mozzarella. If you looking for a refreshing drink, try one of the “Going Back to Work” drinks that are alcohol-free.

MeKong Delta Cafe
105 W. Saratoga St.
Baltimore, MD  21201
(443) 839-7815

This Vietnamese restaurant may be small but its pho is a big crowd pleaser. The pho has a variety offerings with either grilled chicken or the more traditional beef broth. You can get it with a choice of rare beef, tendon, beef meatballs or even well-done flank steak. Patrons get to pick their own garnishes from bean sprouts, cilantro, lime or even hoisin or hot sauce. If you are looking for more than pho, the menu offers other Vietnamese dishes.

Jessica Lemmo loves to write about Baltimore’s great restaurants. From food service to the atmosphere, you can be sure Jessica will cover the entire restaurant experience. She especially likes finding her readers great discounts. Her work can be found on