There’s so much food in Atlanta that I’ve been wanting to try, The Optimist, Bocca Lupo, Gun Show being a few of them. I ask for new suggestions and the queue keeps getting longer and longer, but then I’m always torn between trying a new place and eating at all the places I already know. My comfort foods. Although they say that Korean food is amazing out in LA, we’ve only been to Koreatown twice in the 7 months that we’ve lived here. And since I’m not great in the kitchen, there was a growing void for Korean food that needed to be filled. On our Atlanta visit, we did try a few new places, but I needed to get my Korean food fix stat.
Food in Atlanta Where We Frequent | August 2013:
Traditional Korean (Han-shik):
- Woo Nam Jeong Stone Bowl House (Doraville) – love their kimchi jjigae. They make it better than me.
- Yet Tuh (Doraville) – Great soo jae bi. Regular tastes better than the spicy. Didn’t like their kimchi jjigae.
- So Kong Dong (Doraville) – Their naeng myun (cold noodle soup) got better.
Korean Fast Food / Western Influenced (Bun-Shik):
- Dan Moo Ji (Duluth) – we always order the tuna kimbap to go
- Don Quixote (Doraville) – maybe it’s nostalgic, but I still love their donkatsu the best.
- Quoc Huong Banh Mi Fast Food (Doraville) – C minus health rating, but still the best banh mi I’ve tried in Atlanta.
- Nam Phuong (Doraville) – for whatever reason our church loves to eat here.
Doughnuts / Desserts:
- Sublime Doughnuts (Homepark / Georgia Tech)
- Waffle House (Norcross) – not a visit to the South if you don’t at least stop for one meal preferably after midnight.
- Brickstore Pub (Decatur) – the fish n chips & brunswick stew are so good! also great beer selection
As for the new… this was the first time I ever tried a dossant (Star Provision’s version of the cronut) after hearing about the cronut craze. I had no idea what to expect, but it was pretty good. Pictured below is the regular. We also ordered ones with cream and chocolate too. I have yet to try other competitors, so I don’t have much to compare with, but I’d say these are worth a try. There isn’t a long wait on weekdays, but they do sell out if you come later in the day.
New Atlanta Food We Tried | August 2013:
Love it! I’m going to be a regular!:
- Star Provisions (Midtown) – been here before, but first time trying their doughsant.
- Milano Bakery and Cafe (Doraville) – tried the bibimbap burger for the first time, and I really liked it.
- The Beer Growler (Sandy Springs)
Pretty good, but I want to try what else is out there:
- Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano (Midtown) – Didn’t meet our high hopes IMO. So, we’ll probably be only going next door to Antico instead.
- South City Kitchen (Midtown) – pretty good, but not at the top of my list to go back.
Not going back unless you pay for my meal, and I still might be kicking and screaming:
- City Cafe and Bakery (Fayetteville) – Food was not great. Flies were in dessert display.
- Thai Restaurant of Norcross (Norcross) – a baby cockroach came out of the pepper jar, and proceeded to crawl across my plate.
Where’s a place you like to frequent? What have you tried lately that you really like?