Atlanta Food Finds
If you’re heading to Atlanta for Market, it’s time to start making plans for what to do outside of our three buildings. Trust me, all I want to do after a long day at Market is to put my feet up and rest, but Atlanta has so much to offer. We rounded up some of our favorite noteworthy places to grab a bite to eat and enjoy a refreshing cocktail. And if you’re not up for a night on the town, there’s always delivery!
I asked some colleagues for their recommendations and Hawkers was at the top of the list. Yes, technically it’s a chain, but it’s new to Atlanta and Old Fourth Ward. Hawkers features "unapologetic flavors of true Asian Food." The Singapore "Chilli" Crab and Roti Canai tapas are menu highlights. You’ll find Hawkers on a part of the Beltline that features other restaurants that will cater to everyone in your group.
Estrella is a new rooftop cocktail bar above Bazati on the Beltline. I love to visit Estrella for a breathtaking view of the skyline at sunset. Head here to find your new favorite summer cocktail, their Champagne Hibiscus Punch. Their menu changes seasonally to reflect locally sourced ingredients, so you can be sure to find something new each time you visit.
Who doesn’t love a nice cold beer?! Atlanta native and former Top Chef contestant Kevin Gillespie opened this new restaurant along the Beltline last year and it’s been an instant hit, offering not just beer, but a casual menu of seasonal cocktails and elevated yet approachable eats. It’s the perfect complement to his other Atlanta restaurants, Gunshow and Revival.
Centennial Park District
If all of this sounds too ambitious, downtown Atlanta has plenty to offer in walking distance from AmericasMart. The Centennial Park District features more than a dozen options including STATS Brewpub, Dos Bocas and the rooftop SkyLounge at the Glenn. Take a seat and dine al fresco before heading back to your hotel and resting up for another day at Market.
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
If you want to eat some mouth-watering barbecue while you’re down South, look no further than Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q. You can’t go wrong with any of their meats, but don’t forget the sides – Frito Pie, Brunswick Stew and ChiliMac are a few faves. Parking is limited, so ride sharing is the best bet. Sweet Auburn Barbecue is another great option located in the Poncey-Highlands neighborhood.
Five Daughters Bakery
We love a good donut; who doesn't? If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll want to try this one out. Five Daughters Bakery has been in Ponce City Market for a few years, but they recently opened a new location in Westside Provisions. Head over to the Westside to avoid paying for parking and enjoy a 100 layer donut. They feature new flavors each month giving us a reason to keep on coming back for more.
Atlanta culinary legend Ford Fry's next adventure brings a taco and chicken al carbon restaurant to Piedmont Avenue. If you need to fulfill your Tex-Mex cravings, head here. You can even order in their take-out window and head right back to your hotel to relax.
If you’re looking for an all-in-one hotel and dining experience to make it easy, book your stay at the boutique Hotel Clermont and enjoy the rooftop bar, Cafe Clermont for breakfast, and Tiny Lou’s for dinner.
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We’re the first to admit that Atlanta Market can be a bit exhausting. If getting out of downtown just isn’t in the cards, the hotels around AmericasMart are just what you need. Hotel Indigo and the Ritz Carlton are two options for your stay that also offer delicious meals after a long day of discovering new product. A little room service never hurt anyone!
... we love their orange pistachio donut!
... head to the Westside for upscale Vietnamese food.
... (and anywhere else in Krog Street Market) – they have one of the BEST burgers in Atlanta.
... you can find tasty acai bowls right here! They also have smoothies, poke bowls and a whole bunch of other dishes.
... all time city-fav for ice cream! Find Jeni's on the Westside or in Krog Street Market.
... great for tapas, and also has great brunch! Find locations on the Westside and in Inman Park.
... great for food and shopping. Whether exploring alone or in a group, there is always something new to try here.
... small tacos, delicious margaritas, and be sure to save room for dessert! The churros are a must-have.
... Middle Eastern cuisine from small bites to kabobs.
... deep dish pizza; the ultimate comfort food. This restaurant is cashless!
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