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Walkable from MICA

Abacrombie Fine Food

58 W. Biddle Street

Upscale fine dining with a standout seasonal menu; a special-occasion destination. (Connected to well-appointed B&B for Mom & Dad.)


823 N. Charles Street
Mount Vernon

Features a serene waitstaff, not-too-spicy Indian food, a large selection of vegetarian entrées, and a daily lunch buffet. Their website gives you their menu and special offers.


1501 Bolton Street
Bolton Hill

Neighborhood bistro with a Mediterranean influence. Nice outside tables. Dinner only. Weekdays 5—10pm; Sunday Brunch 10 am—7 pm.

City Café

1001 Cathedral Street
Mount Vernon

Just down the street from MICA, the City Café features good coffee, munchies, and a menu ranging from sandwiches and salads to surf and turf. Long hours and sidewalk service available.

Dougherty's Irish Pub

223 W. Chase Street

Salad, burgers, sandwiches, platters—basic bar food at basic prices. Great fries.


1100 Maryland Avenue

Excellent Ethiopian within easy walking distance.

The Helmand

806 N. Charles Street
Mount Vernon

Wonderful food from Afghanistan. Try the pumpkin and yogurt sauce appetizer. Good vegetarian entries.

Jay's Deli, Café, and Viccino's

1309-1317 N. Charles Street

One block south of Penn Station between Preston and Mt. Royal, Jay’s Deli offers good, inexpensive sandwiches for carry-out (you can eat at their outside tables). Jay’s Café offers full table service, indoor and out; go to Viccino’s Carry Out for pizza, subs, and pasta. Allow an hour for delivery.

Joe Squared

133 W. North Avenue
Station North

Excellent pizza, sandwiches, and salads right next door to Studio Center. Open daily, 4 pm–2 am; delivery 5—10 pm.

Kyro Pizza

900 Cathedral Street
Mount Vernon

Makes 30 varieties of innovative pizzas with interesting toppings. They also have a full Middle Eastern menu, reasonably priced.

On the Hill Café

1431 John Street
Bolton Hill

A variety of sandwiches, desserts, coffees, and homemade baked goods. Now offers a dinner menu.


201 Chase Street
Mount Vernon

A hot-sub chain, near Utrecht and the 24-hour Rite Aid.

Penn Station

1500 N. Charles Street
Station North

Closest place to the Studio Center to grab a latte, sandwich, or "killer" cookies.

Sofi's Crepes

1723 N. Charles Street

Crepes next door to the Charles Theatre.

Soups On

11 W. Preston Street

Great vegan and vegetarian options, incredible variety. Includes dessert soups and interesting flavors. Also has sandwiches, frittatas, and salad. Great prices.

Sutton Place Sandwich Shop

1111 Park Avenue
Bolton Hill

Cheap and tasty sandwiches, burgers, and Philly cheese steaks downstairs at Sutton Place Apartments.

Sylvan Beach Café

Mount Vernon - 7 W. Preston Street
Mount Washington - 1405 Forge Avenue

Rich, yummy ice cream very close by; also in Mt. Washington near the Whole Foods.

Tapas Teatro

1711 N. Charles Street
Station North

Directly next to The Charles Theater. Grab some delicious tapas before or after a film.