Crunch and Brunch in Annapolis

So, how are your new year’s resolutions going? If you’re like me, they haven’t quite worn off yet… but some delicious incentives would definitely sweeten things up! So I have two words for you: crunch and brunch! A cheat meal can be the perfect way to treat yourself after a hard workout and help keep you on track

No matter if you’re on the go or looking to indulge after a late-night sweat session, let’s explore some of the best spots to Crunch and Brunch in Annapolis.

For Those On The Go

CRUNCH: Downtown Annapolis 5K

BRUNCH: Naval Bagels

There’s no better way to experience the iconic views and historic architecture in Annapolis than to take a run down to City Dock. We’ve planned out the perfect 5K run for you to break a sweat and enjoy our beautiful town in a timely manner (the starting & endpoint is your brunch spot).

Downtown Annapolis 5K Directions: Starting at Naval Bagels

Naval Bagels

Make it back to your 5K starting point and you’ll find the home of the Best Bagel in Annapolis. Seriously, these bagels are hard to beat. And the best part, they’re great on the go and all under $12. We recommend keeping it local and trying the Annapolitan — a melty breakfast bagel with jumbo lump crab, scrambled egg, cheddar and old bay seasoning.

Brunch for Two

CRUNCH: Row Boss


Row Boss

Spice up your typical routine with Row Boss, Maryland’s first ever studio dedicated to indoor rowing. Located on Skippers Lane this is one of the coolest programs offered in Annapolis. Grab your workout buddy and commit to a four-week boot camp packed with cardio-intense rowing, core work, yoga, HIIT and barre. These classes will make you sweat and perhaps even bring out a little friendly competition between you and your workout buddy.

Explore class offerings: Row and restore with ROWga on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, or drop in for an intro session for just $20.


Once you and your workout partner have sweat it out together, it’s time to feast on a hearty and well-deserved meal. Try BAROAK Cookhouse & Taproom located at Loews Annapolis Hotel. Their extensive brunch menu features a la carte breakfast and brunch plates perfect for sharing and indulging.

Anytime Brunchers

CRUNCH: 24 Hour Fitness

BRUNCH: Iron Rooster

24 Hour Fitness Annapolis

The name says it all! If you’re looking for the perfect gym open 24 hours a day, ready for any spontaneous workout, then 24 Hour Fitness Annapolis is for you. This kid-friendly spot has thousands of square feet of spectacular workout space, complete with top-of-the-line gym equipment, unparalleled amenities and some of the best studio classes around Annapolis.

Iron Rooster

If you’re an Annapolis local, then you know Iron Rooster… But for everyone else, may I introduce you to the home of the RoosTart! (It’s basically an adult-sized poptart.) Here, brunch knows no weekend limit! For the early risers, Iron Rooster features a weekday happy hour 7 AM – 10 AM with drink specials and half-price RoosTarts. Let me recommend the S’mores RoosTart.

But for those of us still craving brunch come dinnertime, the best part about Iron Rooster is that breakfast is served ALL DAY. Choose from breakfast favorites like Chicken and Waffles, or explore their extensive “supper” menu.

Whether you’re a local or just in town for the weekend, there are lots of ways to break a sweat and treat yourself in Annapolis.

Happy crunching and brunching!