In Every Neighborhood
When you are hungry in Atlanta, there is no shortage of restaurants. But if you are hungry in Atlanta and can’t make up your mind about what you would like to eat, head to one of the city’s food halls, where you’ll find choices.
Citizens Market Atlanta at Phipps Plaza is a 25,000-square-foot food hall that includes a bar and event space. You’ll find eight food concepts: Umami Burger, Krispy Rice, Sam’s Crispy Chicken, SA’Moto (pan Asian), EllaMia (coffee shop), Cicci de Carne (sandwiches with a taste of Tuscany), El Pollo Verde (Spanish and Mediterranean flavors) and Soom Soom (falafel, sharwarma, hummus). Citizens Market serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Where: 3500 Peachtree Road NE
The Hub at Peachtree Center
When you are in the heart of downtown Atlanta and need a bite, stop in at The Hub at Peachtree Center. You can grab a quick bite or sit down and have a meal. A few choices are Aviva by Kameel, a Mediterranean grill, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina and Gus’s Fried Chicken. There are shops, a U.S. Post Office, a nail salon. You can even buy a team jersey.
Where: 225 Peachtree St. NE
Municipal Market is also called the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. If you hear someone refer to it as the latter, that person probably has lived in Atlanta for a long time. The market dates to 1918 when it was established as an outdoor market following the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917. In 1924, the brick and concrete building opened as the Municipal Market of Atlanta. You can get everything from fresh produce to Panbury’s double crust pies to soul food and fresh meat. There are restaurants, too, such as Earl of Sandwich, Afrodish and Tijuana Tacos. More choices are Three Peaches Gelato & Coffee, the Rawesome Juicery, Miss D’s Pralines and plenty more.
Where: 298 Edgewood Ave. SE
ALCOHALL: A Beverage Experience
Get it? Alcohall is like a food hall, but the vendors sell alcohol, as in wine, whiskey, gin and beer. There are bars, big screens, a mechanical bull. Step just outside the Alcohall to play lawn games. No charge for entry. This hall, located in Pullman Yards, is for adults only.
Where: 225 Rogers St. NE
Krog Street Market
Part of the Krog Street District, the Krog Street Market sits adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail and occupies the former home of Atlanta Stove Works, makers of cast iron stoves, skillets and more. The Krog Street District houses shopping and service businesses in addition to the market, where you can eat. Among the restaurants are Bell Street Burritos (burritos, quesadillas and tacos); Gu’s Dumplings (spicy Sichuan fare); Fred’s Meat & Bread (sandwiches, fries and old-school sodas) plus ice cream shops, a juice bar and a self-service beer bar.
Where: 99 Krog St. NE
Lee + White
Atlanta loves to turn old warehouses into gathering places where people can eat, drink, play games and, generally, chill. Lee + White is one such development. There are breweries inside — Monday Night Brewing’s The Garage, Best End Brewing, Wild Heaven Beer Brewery & Gardens. There’s food — pizza, burgers, noodles and more. It’s a whole lot to do under one roof.
Where: 929 Lee St. SW; 1070 White St. SW
Ponce City Market
Housed in what once was a massive Sears, Roebuck & Co. store and warehouse distribution center, the expansive Ponce City Market is home to a roof-top carnival, shops and a busy food hall, all located off the Atlanta BeltLine. Just a sampling of the restaurants turns up El Super Pan (Latin-inspired sandwiches, baked goods and hot plates); W.H. Stiles Fish Camp (a raw shell counter, house-made sandwiches and steamed fish bowls); Hop’s Chicken (deep-fried chicken served with biscuits and sides); Five Daughters Bakery and Sugar Shane’s (cookies).
Where: 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Qommunity Food Hall
It’s a skinny little slice of a food hall with a few vendors, but the small size doesn’t mean you can’t get delicious food. Try a noodle dish or the Mexican pizza and keep checking back for new additions.
Where: 479-b Flat Shoals Ave. SE
Promising live music and good vibes, this small market offers Woody’s Cheesesteaks, a waffle bar and Buteco, where you can get coffee, soft drinks, cocktails, beer and wine.
Where: 1245 Glenwood Ave. SE
The Collective Food Hall at CODA
Located across the street from Georgia Tech, The Collective at CODA is home to six places to eat and drink. There is Aviva by Kameel (Mediterranean grill); SmoQ’n Hot Grill (It promises a taste of Little Italy.) and El Burro Pollo (tasty tortillas), among others. You don’t even have to understand electrical engineering. Liberal arts majors are welcome.
Where: 756 West Peachtree St. NW
Politan Row at Colony Square
Politan Row is located inside Colony Square, which is directly across the street from the Woodruff Arts Center, which includes the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Hall and the High Museum of Art. Just a few of the choices at Politan Row are Gekko Sushi, Pretty Little Tacos, Belli Pizzeria and Unbelibubble (teas such as rose black milk tea, green milk tea and Thai milk tea)
Where: 1197 Peachtree St. NE
Chattahoochee Food Works
Chattahoochee Foods Works features 31 vendors ranging from Debbie’s Delights Cereal and Breakfast Bar to Flying Fish (sushi and robata grill) and Cubanos ATL (sandwiches and coffee). There’s an ice cream shop, a bakery. You can get Mochinuts, a combination of an American doughnut and a Japanese mochi (Mochi doughnuts are made with rice flour, which makes them stretch and chewy.)
Where: 1235 Chattahoochee Ave. NW
An office and retail complex, Westside Paper also plans a food hall. Open now: Boxcar Betty, home of gourmet friend chicken sandwiches. On the drawing board: Pancake Social, King of Pops, Girl Diver and Elsewhere Brewing. Stay tuned.
Where: 950 West Marietta St.
Marietta Square Market
East outside on the patio or inside, where there is communal dining. Try Caribbean fusion cuisine, Korean bowls or New Orleans staples. Get lobster, a Philly wrap or pizza. Stop at Tiny Bubbles Tea Bar for tea, Vietnamese coffee and French macaroons. There’s plenty more. See for yourself.
Where: 68 North Marietta Parkway NW
You can shop at Plaza Fiesta. You can attend a concert. You can find ethnic clothing. And you can eat. On the menu? Lots of Mexican food plus pizza, Venezuelan food, seafood and desserts. Plaza Fiesta is No. 33 on Discover Atlanta’s list of 50 Fun Things to Do.
Where: 4166 Buford Highway NE
Craving Asian flavors? Look no further than Ph’east. Wishing for something other than the traditional pre-game hot dog? How about some ramen? Get it at Lifting Noodles Ramen. Visit 26 Thai Kitchen & Bar for a spring roll and pad Thai. Wash it down with a Thai iced tea. Now you’re ready to root for the home team.
Where: 925 Battery Ave. SE
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