Our Fruitcake Has Returned!

Fruitcake season is upon us! Find the best fruitcake in Baltimore at Atwater's. You might be thinking that "best fruitcake" is an oxymoron; fruitcake is often cast out as a holiday reject, an object of scorn, a cake undeserving of love. But our fruitcake is different. Our fruitcake takes weeks to craft. Our fruitcake is the kind of pastry you bring straight to the host at holiday gatherings, instead of casually dropping it at the buffet table. Our fruitcake is a centerpiece, no, a masterpiece!
What makes our fruitcake so exceptional you ask? Organic flour. Local butter and eggs. Candied fruit from a family-owned confectionery in Switzerland. Classic dark Jamaican rum. Baked in Baltimore.
Respect the fruitcake.

Our fruitcake comes in 3 sizes. We recommend the large size for yourself and the smaller sizes for loved ones. ;)

Our fruitcake comes in 3 sizes. We recommend the large size for yourself and the smaller sizes for loved ones. ;)

Make this Thanksgiving a memorable, wholesome feast with our traditional, delicious foods. Save time this year by pre-ordering the holiday essentials from Atwater's. Some items sell out quickly, so place your order today, using the form below. For your convenience, all orders must be fully paid at the time of order

Click the button above to download our form. After that, just print the form, fill it out and turn it in to any of our six locations!

Tomatoes

             It’s that time of the summer; the time when the ground grows those delicious red gems known as farm fresh tomatoes. At Atwater’s our menus strive to feature the best in local food which means tomatoes only appear on our menus when the farmers have them. We’re excited to partner with farmers to source the very best tomatoes Maryland can offer. Combine those local tomatoes with our bread and other fine ingredients and you have sandwich heaven

            The first sandwich added to our summer lineup is the Tomato Mozzarella. This vegetarian delight is made with local DiPasquale’s mozzarella, local tomatoes, Atwater’s Farm basil, gardinaire, garlic mayonnaise, and black pepper on our Ciabatta. The second sandwich is the Vegetarian Greek made with zucchini, local tomatoes, marinated cucumbers, red onion, feta olive spread, and lettuce on our Ciabatta. And last but certainly not least, the crown jewel of the summer lineup, the B.A.L.T. This sandwich features North Country bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and garlic mayonnaise on toasted Country White bread.

           

Pull up a patio chair and enjoy one of these great summer sandwiches before they’re gone! 

Fresno Pepper Hot Sauce

            Now introducing Atwater’s own hot sauce! We are pleased to share our new Fresno Pepper Hot Sauce with our customers. It gets its name from the deliciously spicy fresno peppers that we carefully selected for our hot sauce. Fresno peppers are right around the jalapeno pepper on the Scoville Scale. Fermentation captures the flavor of the peppers but also preserves the nutritional benefits. Jenny, who also makes our jam and pickles, prepares the fresno peppers and then combines them with sea salt and herb infused organic apple cider vinegar. She then puts them in pottery made locally by Beaumont Pottery to begin our traditional two week fermentation process. Fermentation captures the flavor of the peppers but also preserves the nutritional benefits. After the blend has successfully fermented for two weeks it is strained and bottled. The result is a spicy kick with unique herb notes. Goes great with our chicken salad, egg sandwiches, nachos, grilled cheeses, rice dishes, and more! Look for it on our shelves and our tables.

The Legendary Turkey Jack

         One of the most iconic sandwiches on any Atwater's menu is the Turkey Jack. The Turkey Jack seems like an unlikely fan favorite. Served on Raisin Pumpernickel bread it is often met with a bit of trepidation from the customer. The idea of slightly spicy pepper jack cheese with roasted turkey on a bread that has hints of sweetness and golden raisins can be intimidating. We understand, sometimes we can be intimidated as well. I myself must confess that it took years before I stopped substituting white bread for the classic Raisin Pumpernickel. 

          But then a change happened. I ordered the Turkey Jack without alteration and was simply transported. Transported to a place of deliciousness and heavenly delight. The smooth avocado was punctuated by the kick of the pepper jack cheese. The coleslaw combined with the roasted turkey and crisp lettuce for a texture profile so perfect I didn't even need my customary side of potato chips. And the bread. The Raisin Pumpernickel bread that for years made me a skeptic has now made me a believer. A believer that a bread with subtle notes of coffee and raisins can be the perfect vessel for a turkey sandwich.

            Don't just take my word for it, visit any Atwater’s location to try one today.

            

Summer Jams

            Strawberry season is underway! That means you’ll be seeing these delicious berries appearing all over our menu. One area in particular is our jam department. Jenny has been hard at work cleaning, cutting, and cooking pounds of strawberries and rhubarb. Fresh Maryland Eastern Shore strawberries and local rhubarb make this jam as delicious as it can possibly be.

            Looking for more ways to utilize our delicious homemade jam? Here are a few of my favorite ways to eat this delectable summertime treat:

1.      Indulge in a childhood classic PB+J with creamy peanut butter and fresh Atwater’s jam

2.      Use on wheat toast (perhaps our Sunflower Flax) for a healthy and delicious breakfast

3.      Make your favorite pancake batter and mix in semi-sweet chocolate chips and our Strawberry Jam for a combination so incredible you’ll want to make these every morning

4.      Entertain guests with a simple cheese plate pairing our jams with cheeses of your choice

5.      Heat up over the stove for a delicious ice cream topping

Nothing goes better with summer sun and good company than delicious food to share.