Nick’s Food to Go on the corner of Hill Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard might not look like much, but the Greek take-out eatery is a favorite with locals and food aficionados throughout Atlanta. Nick, his wife and their grown children operate the restaurant, adding a dash of authentic flair. The gyro platter, which includes a Greek salad and Greek fries on the side, is one of the most popular dishes. Anyone with room for dessert can try the baklava.
The King of Pops raises the bar for the classic ice lolly. Inside the store, racks of popsicles in a spectrum of colors bewilders customers, but their courteous staff helps patrons choose their favorite fruit pop. All their desserts are organic and categorized according to the season. Hence, the Blueberry Cobbler and Cereal Milk taste best during summer, while their Apple Cider and Banana Cinnamon will make you long for ice pops even in the heart of winter. Other selections include Coconut Lemongrass, Grapefruit Hibiscus, Raspberry Lime and Cantaloupe Ginger. Perhaps, their poptail is the favorite selection, which infuses the pop with flavors of the client's choice of cocktail or champagne. The health-conscious can avail of nutritional information on certain pops. Other facilities include a gluten-free menu and catering services for functions, weddings and fundraisers.
Tacos La Villa is a haven for any Mexican cuisine lover. Located in Smyrna, this place is a small joint with a large variety of tempting Mexican dishes. A popular eatery among locals, this place is said to serve one of the best tacos in town. You can never go wrong with anything on the menu. They have tacos in chicken, pork and lamb in addition to favorites like burritos, fajitas and quesadillas. There is also a separate salsa bar with a variety of sauces and chopped vegetables and herbs. Definitely worth a visit!
Opened in 1996, Reuben’s Deli has evolved into a lunch-time staple for locals in Atlanta as well as those visiting the city, making the delicatessen one of the best in America. They pride themselves on freshness, be it in the quality of bread or choice of ingredients. The meats are sourced from one of the leading brands in town making the soups, sides or salads here absolute beauties. Their made-to-order sandwiches are unrivaled, and couple with a good health quotient and value for money. Whether you're up for a classic Turkey and Cole Slaw or an inventive Salami, Capicola, Prosciutto and Cheese combination, they have something for everyone.
The Mediterranean Grill's three locations—Midtown Atlanta, Decatur and Marietta—are usually crowded with casual diners looking for gyros and kebabs. Other traditional Mediterranean dishes include Greek salads, falafel and tabouleh salad. Often, the most simple menu items are the most popular, such as a plate of hummus with pita wedges. Pita wraps, gyros and shish kebab plates are complimented by Greek potatoes, another popular offering. Order at the counter then settle in at a table in the casual dining room, or opt for take-out. The Mediterranean Grill has been voted the best Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant in Atlanta.
Walk into JavaVino before or after a meal to set the mood with a drink. It offers an extensive list of coffee and wine (yes, you read right!) to choose from. Whether it is a business meetup or just a casual chat with friends, the tranquil atmosphere seems to offer much-needed privacy. They have an interesting breakfast, lunch and dinner menu too, and tea is also served. While here, do take a walk down to the basement to check out the huge and interesting wine cellar. The venue can be booked to host private events as well.
Anatolia Cafe and Hookah Lounge is a Mediterranean restaurant and bar located on Peachtree Street. It offers classic Mediterranean delights of wraps, kebobs, soups and salads with influences from Turkish flavors. You can accompany your meal with an international selection of draught beer, wines and other spirits. Hookah smokers can indulge in wide variety of shisha flavors. The cafe has been named as 'Best Hookah Bar' in 2014 by Creative Loafing.
Café Lucia is situated in the historic Healey Building in the Five Points District, Downtown Atlanta. It is just some blocks away from Georgia State University and, consequently, a favorite coffee shop with students. The historic nature of the building is evident in the vintage decor of the cafe, which serves as a charming date spot. It resembles a quaint Parisian cafe, albeit with history unique to Atlanta, and is best if you seek a quiet spot to enjoy coffee with your partner or a group of close-knit friends. Spend time admiring their large photo mural, get work done using their free WiFi facility, or simply walk in before class or work for a cup of strong coffee. If it is hot outside, their Iced Dutch Coffee should rejuvenate you within no time.
A favorite hangout of the Georgia State University students, Rosa's Pizza has been dishing out yummy pizzas for more than two decades now. Lunch hours are packed, so its better to place your order on the go. The pies are pre-made to ease the rush but nevertheless they are delicious and very affordable. They also serve calzones, lasagnas and spaghetti's if pizza's not your thing. If you want to taste one of the best authentic New York style pizza's in downtown, then Rosa's is your best bet.
Since its inception, The Food Shoppe has been the favored cajun restaurant amongst locals and tourists alike. This cozy, self-service restaurant boasts a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, which makes dinning here seem relaxed and enjoyable. Featured here are a variety of sandwiches, pizzas and grilled meat, rich in cajun essence. Make your way to the counter, choose from a host of delectable dishes and prepare to be blown away by the flavor as you dig into your meal.
Located inside The Ritz-Carlton, Jittery Joe's serves fresh brews of coffee to all its guests. All brews are made from the signature Eighty-Four Pour blend, while the pastry list from the 181 Sweets features "Gone with the Wind" inspired dessert - Walnut Coffee Wheel. Enjoy 'The Spicy Maple' - a signature latte, offered only at this branch of the cafe.