José and Kimberly, we know relocating is hard.

You’ve just unpacked your boxes and out of nowhere, the craving hits. You need pizza and you need it NOW.  But where, oh where, can you find a good slice in your new hometown? That’s where these recommendations come in. We asked the Goucher community to share their favorite spots around Towson and Baltimore to help you get a feel for your new surroundings, and make the transition a little easier.

7 West

7 West has one of the best happy hour specials...

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A. Kirchmayr Chocolatier

A. Kirchmayr Chocolatier – hand-made German chocolate at reasonable prices....

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American Visionary Art Museum

AVAM is a great place to see unique art from...

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Andy Nelson’s BBQ

This place is phenomenal. Some of the best BBQ in...

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Arena Players

Baltimore City has rich cultural traditions typified by the achievements...

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Artscape 2014

Artscape is America’s largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees...

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Bahama Breeze

Fun place to hang out!

Website: http://www.bahamabreeze.com/

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Baltimore Bike Party

The Baltimore Bike Party is a mass monthly ride for...

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Baltimore Book Festival 2014

Meet or find a favorite author! The 19th annual Baltimore...

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Baltimore City Farmers’ Market

Open every Sunday morning 7-12, until December 21. Located under...

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Baltimore Coffee and Tea

Baltimore Coffee and Tea have the best coffee around. They...

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Baltimore Jazz Alliance

Great resource for local jazz association, events, venues, etc.

Website: http://baltimorejazz.com/

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Baltimore Museum of Art

Chock full of amazing art from all kinds of different...

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Baltimore Rock Opera Society

Dreamed up and brought to life by Goucher alumni, the...

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Clearly a musician such as President Bowen is already familiar...

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Birroteca

Delicious food, great beers on tap, good for sharing. Reservation...

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BlueStone Grill

Is a great restaurant specializing in fish (and crab of...

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Boordy Vineyards

Boordy Vineyards could go under multiple categories because they host...

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Brewers Art

Date night!
Walking south of the Penn station area...

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Bruce Lee Wings

The most satisfying combination of spicy and sweet wonderful joy....

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Burger Bros.

Local burger shop on Allegheny Avenue. Great for burgers &...

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CenterStage

Baltimore is home to one of the country’s pre-eminent regional...

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Charles Theater

The only theatre of its kind in Baltimore, The Charles...

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Chicken Rico

Chicken Rico, authentic Peruvian cuisine and famous charbroiled chicken, is...

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Chocolatea

Come explore exotic teas paired with the finest Swiss truffles, taste...

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Cinema al Fresco in Little Italy

A great night out in Baltimore. Get there early and...

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Costas Inn

“Crab Cakes and football! That’s what Maryland does!”

Costas Inn...

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Cross Street Market

One of my favorite things to do is walk around...

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Cunningham’s Bakery and Cafe

Awesome place close to campus with a slightly Euro-feel, great...

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Cylburn Arboretum

Beautiful grounds and miles of hiking trails. Go spend a...

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DiPasquale’s Cafe

Located right on the Towson circle, this ofshoot of the...

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Dr. Robert Shortal

We have used our veterinarian, Dr. Robert Shortall, for seven...

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Druid Hill Park

Druid Hill Park in Baltimore City is a great place...

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Ebenezer

Ebenezer Ethiopian restaurant at 821 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230...

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Everyman Theatre

One of Baltimore’s best theatres with one of the highest...

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Feet on the Street Towson

Every Friday evening in the summer (May – September), Towson...

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Fiesta Mexicana

While not in Towson, Fiesta Mexicana is worth the drive...

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Fork and Wrench

Going to the Fork & Wrench will be an experience...

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Fort McHenry

One of my favorite things to do is walk around...

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Giovanni’s

Welcome to Baltimore! Great local Italian restaurant tip!

Giovanni’s (up I-95 in...

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Golden West

Come for the eclectic menu, stay for the tater tots....

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Gunpowder Falls State Park

Established in 1959 to protect Gunpowder River and the Big...

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Hampden

A kitchy Baltimore neighborhood where many of John Waters’ films...

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Hampton National Historic Site

This beautiful Georgian mansion and farm was owned by the...

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Havana Road

Havana Road, as you might suspect, is a Cuban restaurant...

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High Zero Festival

High Zero Festival happens every September and brings in an...

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Howl

Very friendly, down-to-earn, locally owned pet supply and services store....

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J.W. Treuth

Located in Catonsville, about 30 minutes away, is J.W. Treuth,...

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Joe Squared

This great restaurant in Baltimore City’s Station North Arts District...

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Kenilworth Farmers’ Market

Two of my favorite local vendors sell produce here:
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Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named one of “10 incredible topiary gardens around the world”...

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Le Garage

Le Garage is an awesome approachable French restaurant specializing in...

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Live an Artful Life Gallery

The Plains, VA, is worth a day trip on a...

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Loch Raven Reservoir

Just north of Towson is the reservoir, a great spot...

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Locust Point Dog Park

A safe and legal place for dogs to play off-leash...

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Loring Cornish Gallery

Loring Cornish produces inspiring visual art with unconventional materials. You...

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Maggie’s Farm

Awesome farm-totable restaurant in Hamilton.

Website: http://www.maggiesfarmmd.com/

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McFauls

McFauls Ironhorse Tavern

Sit at a table on the porch overlooking the Loch...

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Mekong Delta Cafe

One of the best places to get authentic Vietnamese Pho...

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Miss Shirleys

Best place by far for breakfast, brunch, and dinner. Number...

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NCR Trails

Hit up the NCR/Torrey Brown rail trail and the different...

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Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack

Don’t forget the anniversary sale at Nordstrom the last two...

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Orchard Market and Café

Amazingly good Persian food

Website: http://www.orchardmarketandcafe.com/

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Oregon Ridge Park

Oregon Ridge is a very nice, quite large, county park....

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Ouzo Bay

Whether you’re visiting for our delicious, authentic Greek cuisine or...

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Papermoon Diner

One of the most unique dining experiences and absolutely delicious...

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Pasta Mista

Behind that standard storefront, Pasta Mista is hiding the most...

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Pennsylvania Dutch Market in Cockeysville

I love visiting the Amish market in Cockeysville for fresh...

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Pollo Amigo

Amazing Peruvian food!

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Peruvian charbroiled chicken is the specialty....

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Poppy and Stella

Welcome! This one’s for Kimberly. Best women’s shoes in Baltimore!!...

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Prigle Family Creamery

For me, finding a place for good homemade ice cream...

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R and R Taqueria

There’s one location in White Marsh about 10 mins from...

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Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens

A beautiful place to spend an afternoon. You can wander...

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Red Emma’s

Communist/feminist cafe/bookstore. All the food is delicious and vegan or...

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Red Zone Adventures

Baltimore’s best family and group amusement center!

Website: http://www.redzoneadventures.com/

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Relay Foods

I just discovered this – it’s mind-blowing and wonderful. Basically...

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Rita’s

I moved here from a place that didn’t have Rita’s....

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Ryan’s Daughter

This is my favorite Irish pub I’ve ever been to. They...

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Stevenson Village Veterinary Hospital

We love our vet, Dr. Evan Feinberg! The whole office...

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Sushi Hana

Sushi Hana in Towson is the best sushi in town!!

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Sushi Hana

This place is tucked away on a side street in...

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Sweet 27

Everything at this place is Gluten Free (I’m celiacs so...

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The Ambassador Dining Room

The Ambassador Dining Room offers wonderful Indian food in a...

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The Book Thing

The Book Thing, located on the edge of Charles Village,...

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The Collective

The Collective is a Baltimore-based modern dance company where many...

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The Corner BYOB

Hands down my favorite restaurant in Baltimore. It’s affordable, and...

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The Dog Days of Summer

Frederick is a great town on the edge of the...

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The Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center

Baltimore City has rich cultural traditions typified by the achievements...

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The Food Market

Absolutely amazing and unique food in Hampden with a fun...

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The Helmand

A reasonably priced and attractively decorated restaurant in the heart...

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The Real Thing

Great cheesesteaks, hot sauce, and atmosphere. It’s open for lunch...

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The Rusty Scupper

Good food in a relaxing setting with a magnificent view...

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The Surprise Shop

You never know what surprises you’ll find here! The Surprise...

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Tio Pepe’s

You won’t find authentic Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine anywhere else...

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Tooloulou’s

This place has amazing po’boys and great Coca-Cola ham sandwiches...

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Total Wine and More

Total Wine (commonly referred to as “Beltway”) definitely has the...

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Towson Diner

It’s a pretty nice place, and while technically a greasy...

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Towson Hot Bagels

Whether you’re craving a delicious toasty bagel for breakfast or...

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Towson Town Center

If you ever need something, you’ll probably find it...

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Union Craft Brewing

An up-and-coming local brewery that offers a small but solid...

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W.C. Harlan

Walk in through the side door of this side-street townhouse...

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Water for Chocolate

Water for Chocolate is a culinary interpretation of the novel...

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Waverly Farmers Market

This is the place to get fresh, delicious, local fruits...

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Wednesday Night Contra and Square Dances

The Baltimore Folk Music Society presents American Contra and Square...

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Wegmans Hunt Valley

Wegmans is one of the greatest grocery stores on the...

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Woodberry Kitchen

Woodberry Kitchen is a farm-to-table restaurant located in a refurbished...

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