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Annapolis revolves around the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers, so you’ll want to bring home something to remember the Annapolitan way of life. If you indulge in a crab feast you’ll likely get a taste of Old Bay seasoning, the requisite spice for Maryland’s blue crabs. Locals swear by the seafood blend, going so far as to season popcorn, chips and Bloody Marys with it. Pick it up at any grocery store and most souvenir shops — you may even want to buy it in bulk.
You may also want to consider packing some crab cakes on ice and bringing them home. Real Maryland crab cakes don’t have much filler because they don’t need it — the sweet lump crabmeat from the backfin makes for a rich, succulent cake without many extras. Hop in the car and head to one of Annapolis Seafood Markets’ three locations for some killer cakes.