Fells Point: Ekiben

Update: Ekiben has opened a brick and mortar location and can now be found at 1622 Eastern Avenue.

On Saturday mornings in Fells Point, there’s a farmers market from 7:30 – 1pm. At the farmers market, there’s an awesome little stand called EkibenEkiben specializes in rice bowls and and bao (steamed bun sandwiches). Fun fact, Ekiben are a specific type of bento boxed meals, sold on trains and train stations in Japan and Taiwan.

Ekiben
Ekiben

The menu at Ekiben is fairly straightforward, there are three different options and each item can be a rice bowl or steamed bun.

Ekiben Menu
Ekiben Menu

I ordered The Original Rice Bowl, it came with Thai chicken meatballs, papaya slaw, fresh herbs, and roasted aromatics. This rice bowl was delicious, the meatballs were slightly spicy and there was plenty of sauce and rice to mix everything together that it actually disappoints me the chicken bowl is only available on Saturday mornings. But I’m there fairly often even though 10:30am is a little early in my opinion for chicken meatballs.

 

The Original Rice Bowl
The Original Rice Bowl

If you’re in Fells Point on a Saturday morning, skip all the other brunch spots and check out Ekiben at the farmers market. It’s only there seasonally, so try it before the market closes for the season!

Ekiben is located at the intersection of Broadway and Thames St, inFells Point.

Know of any other brunch spots or restaurants in Fells Point I need to try? Let me know in the comments below!

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Want to drink and have reliable transportation? Consider Lyft or Uber! (Follow the link for $20 off your first ride.)

Some other brunch spots I’ve enjoyed nearby are Koopers Tavern, The Point in Fells, and SoBo Cafe.

Looking for a place to eat? Check out Rachel’s Baltimore Restaurant List.

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