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Atlanta, GA

To kick off the summer we are going to bring you to some of the best eats around the USA with our summer restaurant guide!

Atlanta has a rich history and played an important part in both the civil war and the civil rights movement. With plenty to do including museums, sports venues, theatre and more, you are bound to get hungry along the way. Our second stop on the Summer Restaurant Guide, Atlanta has plenty of great food options to choose from. To make deciding which places to visit a little bit easier, we picked out 5 of our favorites!


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Image: Courtesy of bon appétit

Staplehouse

Staplehouse not only serves great food, but also donates their after-tax profits to a great cause! Staplehouse is a for-profit subsidiary of Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that raises money to provide emergency assistance to restaurant workers through financial support and other community resources. Although walk-ins are welcome for an abbreviated a la carte menu on their patio or in Paper Crane Lounge, the upstairs cocktail bar at Staplehouse, be sure to make a reservation for dinner on Tuesday - Sunday if you want to try their ever-change tasting menu.


Image: Courtesy of  What Now Atlanta

Image: Courtesy of What Now Atlanta

 

West Egg Cafe

Known for their fried chicken biscuits, West Egg Cafe is one of the best brunch spots in Atlanta! Breakfast is served all day and they even have some vegetarian options including a tofu scramble made with vegetarian sausage and tons of veggies! West Egg Cafe also has a pastry chef on staff who bakes fresh treats for their bakery! If you aren’t too full after breakfast, try one of their famous coca-cola cupcakes!


Image: Courtesy of  Atlanta Magazine

Image: Courtesy of Atlanta Magazine

Ann’s Snack Bar

Named the best burger in the United States by the Wall Street Journal, be sure to stop by Ann’s Snack Bar while you are in Atlanta and try their famous Ghetto Burger. Started by Miss. Ann in 1971,  this double bacon chili cheeseburger was jokenly named by her family but the name stuck. Ann’s Snack bar is still run by Ms. Ann’s family but just remember if you choose to stop in for a bite to eat that all of Ms. Ann’s original rules are still enforced: No smoking, no cursing, and no laying down on the counter.


Image: Courtesy of  AJC

Image: Courtesy of AJC

Root Baking Co.

With long farmhouse tables, and a modern-rustic atmosphere, Root Baking is a cozy place to stop in for a bite to eat and relax with some friends. The bread is made from southern wheat milled on site and they have plenty of fresh baked treats (like tarts and scones) to choose from. Just try to arrive early for the best selection because they do sell out. Root Baking partners with local + regional farms for many of their ingredients so you know that you are getting the freshest food available!


Busy Bee Cafe

Image: Courtesy of  Busy Bee Cafe

Image: Courtesy of Busy Bee Cafe

What is a trip to Atlanta without traditional soul food? Busy Bee has some of the best soul food in Atlanta and is packed full of history! Busy Bee has been female-owned since 1947 and was a popular meeting place for leaders in the Civil Rights Movement including Martin Luther King Jr. Busy Bee Cafe uses fresh ingredients and focuses on making Southern favorites from scratch including Busy Bee’s Fried Chicken + Georgia Peach Cobbler.




Have you visited Atlanta, GA before? What were your favorite spots to hit?

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