If you have a car, you’ll have access to the best dining options in Old Ellicott City, Baltimore City, and along Route 40. In Old Ellicott City, students can fine fine Italian, Mexican, and American food with a homemade feel. Baltimore City offers international cuisine that’s as diverse as the UMBC campus. Ethiopian, Brazilian, Turkish, Indian, Moroccan, and French are just some of the foreign cuisines that can be found in the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, Mount Vernon, or Federal Hill areas. Route 40 is a great option for students looking for Asian cuisine beyond Americanized Chinese food. Here, students can find Korean and a few Thai restaurants.
In contrast, students without a car who are limited to the restaurants close to campus are less fortunate because options are limited. There are Chinese restaurants and pizzerias, but the food in these places tends to be repetitive and similar to what is already offered on campus. However, on the plus side, they are open late, so students can get food delivered to their doors late at night.