Atlanta is known for its Southern-meets-city style of food, but this list will show you that Atlanta has a lot more to offer – tacos, fusion food, and everything else. So, buckle up, we’re hitting 12 of Atlanta’s best restaurants.
Ice Cream from Atlanta Ice Cream Festival
If you are in Atlanta..then you know that today would be a great day to cool off with some ice cream! The 4th Annual Ice Cream Festival is #whatshappening today @piedmontpark come out and enjoy this #FREE event but be sure to grab extra napkins for the quick melting mess you will experience on this #hot day! #atlantaevents #events #whatshappeningatlanta #where2go #who2know #atlantaicecreamfestival #icecream #yum #nomnomnom #hotlanta
There’s nothing better than free ice cream (and lots of it). At the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival, you’ll find free ice cream comes, live music, and an epic ice cream competition. This was an event made for low-budget college students. When?: Saturday, July 25th, 2015
Brussels Sprouts at Saltyard
Once you get a bite of these brussel sprouts, you’ll always want to eat your veggies. You can get these sprouts flash fried with sweet chili sauce, or roasted with lemon, anchovy and capers. Trust us, this is the best way to get your daily servings of veggies.
Pacific Rim Taco at Taqueria Tsunami
Feeling a bit fresh today? We are! #TaqueriaTsunami #fresh #delicious #healthy #yummy #lunch #dinner #appetizer #Friday #eats #foodporn #getinmybelly #Taqueria #Tsunami #tacos #itswhatsfordinner #garbanzobean #salad #yesplease #lunchbreak #MariettaSquare #mariettaga #AthensGA #roswellga #theoutletshoppesatbluegrass A photo posted by Taqueria Tsunami (@taqueriatsunami) on Jun 19, 2015 at 8:26am PDT
Taqueria Tsunami is a fusion of Asian and Mexican food, which means that the best parts both combine to form a nearly perfect taco. The Pacific Rim Taco is filled with crispy, grilled Mahi Mahi with a small kick of chili and topped with lettuce, homemade pico de gallo, and creamy hoisin lime aioli.
Sushi at Nori Nori
#norinori sushi buffet for the nth time. It never fails to amaze me! #Fridate #sushibuffet #sushi #norinori A photo posted by Ariane P C (@araolivia) on May 8, 2015 at 4:07pm PDT
Elegance meets all-you-can eat Vegas-style buffets at Nori Nori. Fill up your plate with oysters, crawfish, sashimi, and everything you see (read: see-food, eat food). For dessert head to their crêpe station and top it off with some green tea ice cream and fruit. At Nori Nori, there is no such thing as overeating.
Patbingsu at Sweet Rice
Take a chill at Sweet Rice by digging into some Patbingsu, a Korean shaved ice dessert. It’s served in a huge bowl, perfect for sharing or eating for dinner (hey, it has some fruit, so it’s healthy-ish). It’s a flavor roller coaster with tons of different textures and tastes in each bite: sweet, sour, creamy, watery, crunchy, and soft all in one.
High Tea at Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party
The Caroline Tea // This tea offering comes with a pot of tea and a vintage tray of snacks. Enough to share, the Caroline Tea is a great impromptu teatime option and is served daily from 12 until 5. A photo posted by @drbombays on Jun 16, 2015 at 9:59am PDT
Sweet teas, sandwiches, and scones – Dr. Bombay’s has it all. And, afternoon tea is a way to try it all. Bombay’s is the perfect spot to get work done, catch up with a friend, or get lost in a book (they sell used books for $1). And if finger foods and delicious desserts are not enough of a reason to get you there, proceeds go toward helping impoverished women in India. You have no excuse.
Pizza from Fellini’s Pizza
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Fellini’s Pizza is a local Atlanta chain that’s always there when your 1 am pizza craving kicks in or when your wallet is running low on cash. It’s not a fancy pizza eatery, but it tastes like celebrity chefs made it. And, if you’re a Ben Wyatt kind-of-guy, they have calzones, too.
Green Tea Fondue from Cafe Chocolat
Sunday funday ? green tea chocolate fondue-yes, please!? #CafeChocolat #greentea #greenteachocolate #chocolate #weloveatl #sweets #desserts #icecream #ricekrispies #fruits #bellavivere #atlantaeats #ATLeats #ATLfoodies #GAeats #GAfoodies #food #foodie #foodporn #foodgasm #foodstagram #foodgram #eeeeeats #hungry #foodlover #instagood #foodphotography #eatingfortheinsta #atlantafoodie #myfab5
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Nothing beats fondue, especially when it’s green tea fondue. Let your inner-90’s kid rejoice as you share this #tbt moment with a friend. You can also upgrade your meal with a bubble milk tea or some strawberry milk.
Chili Dogs at The Varsity
Your dad called, he wants chili dogs for Father’s Day. #TheVarsity #weloveatl #fathersday #since1928 A photo posted by The Varsity (@thevarsity1928) on Jun 21, 2015 at 7:09am PDT
New York City has Shake Shack, Los Angeles has In-n-Out Burger, and Atlanta has The Varsity. It’s a drive-in burger and hot dog joint that started in the late 1920’s and stuck with that theme ever since. It’s a great go-to for celebrating football games or for when you just want a good chili cheese dog with a Frosted Orange and onion rings for under $10.
Doughnuts at Sublime Doughnuts
I don’t even know how I should caption this ? #SublimeDoughnuts A photo posted by Anna Edmondson (@shmannaa) on Jun 9, 2015 at 9:24am PDT
These doughnuts are some of the best doughnuts in the country. Their menu seems endless, with choices ranging from bacon doughnuts to cronuts. But don’t worry, each doughnut costs less than $2. Pair their doughnuts with their Love Potion (bottled strawberry tea), though you’re definitely not going to need a potion to fall in love with this doughnut shop.
Fresh Peach Popsicle at King of Pops
tgif + peach popsicles // #tgif #kingofpops #peach #thatsdarling #vscocam #mcidealfeed A photo posted by Mary Claire Photo + Video (@maryclairephoto) on Jul 3, 2015 at 12:23pm PDT
Fried Chicken from Mary Mac’s Tea Room
#VSCOcam #greentomato #creamsoda #friedchicken #tenders #okra #friedokra #cheese #cornbread #cinnamon #southern #marymacstearoom #tearoom A photo posted by 朱心宇 (@lebronpearl) on Mar 7, 2015 at 9:16am PST
The South is all about its soul food and treating yo’ self, and Mary Mac’s Tea Room is the perfect example of where you should do just that. Indulge in Mary Mac’s crispy chicken fried chicken smothered in gravy with a side of cheese grits. Don’t count your calories, count how much money you’re saving.