If your eyes go wide at the sight of an elegantly plated meal; if your heart skips a beat at the mention of house-made condiments; if your Instagram feed is dominated by #foodporn, then Atlanta is your dream destination. Since excellent restaurants cover this city like powdered sugar over beignets, the greatest challenge for food lovers visiting Atlanta is knowing where to start. Begin your gourmand getaway with these must-try destinations.
Atlanta’s first planned suburb, Inman Park is characterized by its curved, tree-lined streets filled with restored circa 1800s Victorian houses and open greenspaces. The neighborhood fell into decline in the 1950s, but when the city made plans to run a freeway through it in the 1970s, residents fought back.
This historic market was created as an effort to rebuild after Atlanta’s second-worst fire in 1917. Nearly 100 years later, local vendors, chefs and restaurateurs own the popular stalls sprinkled throughout the market. Take a food tour through stalls like Grindhouse Killer Burgers and Arepa Mia and many more. Open daily.