If you have been to Atlanta, you know that blazing hot weather is a constant issue in the summery city. Honestly, I would be happy living in Antarctica based on my cooler temperature preferences. Even in the dead of winter in Atlanta, you can expect sweat-inducing temperatures, people wearing shorts, and having to reapply deodorant at least three times a day. The #struggle is real to all us Georgia Peaches. I mean, some even call the city Hotlanta.

But what is the best to cool off under the sweltering sun? One word: milkshakes. There are so many places to purchase a sweet, creamy milkshake in Atlanta, but choosing the right place is extremely difficult. Don't worry. I went through the *very* strenuous process of finding and testing the best milkshakes in Atlanta so you don't have to. You're welcome in advance.

YEAH! Burger

Not only are their vegan, vegetarian, and high quality burgers equivalent to taking a bite of pure joy, but the milkshakes at YEAH! Burger in Atlanta are among the best in the city. With flavors like chocolate, strawberry, coffee, sea salt caramel, and peaches and cream, you can't go wrong with any of these simple yet delicious options. My personal favorite is the chocolate milkshake—the classics never fail!

Grub Burger

The milkshakes at Grub Burger are crazy good. The flavors are unique and play on fun and comical ideas. If you want a less complex milkshake, the vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry shakes are still at your disposal. However, if you are feeling adventurous, the worms and dirt or the kitchen sink milkshakes are worth every mouth-watering sip. Drink up!

FLIP Burger

When I think of Foie Gras, I think of the French goose liver delicacy that sounds less than appetizing. However, at FLIP Burger in Atlanta, they make an actual foie gras milkshake, and it's actually pretty good! FLIP Burger is known for incorporating liquid nitrogen in their unique milkshakes and generally giving a modern chic vibe in the restaurant. If you aren't up for trying a liver milkshake, you can also go for a nutella + burnt marshmallow shake, a Cap'n Crunch concoction, or even a Krispy Kreme donut flavored milkshake. You can count me in.


In Atlanta, we are pretty proud of the fact that the popular fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A originated right here in Georgia. Next time you go to pick up one of Chick-Fil-A's signature chicken sandwiches, order a milkshake on the side. They are quick to order, smooth, and come in four delicious flavors: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and cookies and cream. Oh, and don't forget to pick up the limited time only peppermint milkshake during Winter; it tastes like Christmas in a cup and a holly jolly one at that.

The Varsity

Another Atlanta classic is The Varsity, a greasy but indulgent restaurant right near our international airport. Whether you just want to take some cute, old-fashion diner looking photos to spice up your Instagram feed or order one of the famous Varsity burgers, buying a shake is a must at this retro Atlanta diner. The most popular milkshake is the frosted orange shake. It takes me back to eating a Creamsicle on a July day during the hazy summers from my childhood. For a nostalgic experience, this place cannot be skipped.

Farm Burger

Not only are the root beer floats at this cow-themed Atlanta restaurant simply addicting, but Farm Burger has some delicious milkshakes worth a try or two. Whether you want to indulge on a Southern classic with the banana bread pudding shake or satisfy your sweet and salty cravings at the same time with the salted caramel milkshake, Farm Burger should definitely be your next stop for getting a sweet, worth-every-calorie milkshake in Atlanta. 

All right, now that you have the advice from a milkshake connoisseur like myself, it's time to get shaking. Now, go off and live your best life with a milkshake in hand, even if it is a foie gras shake. I won't judge. Happy drinking!