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Mother’s Day Options That Go Beyond the Standard Restaurant Brunch

From boxes of doughnuts and picnic items to brunch and dinner spreads to enjoy at home or in the park

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Picnic-themed doughnut boxes from Doughnut Dollies for Mother’s Day
Doughnut Dollies

Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 9, this year. While celebrations will likely be a bit subdued again due to the health crisis, restaurants and bakeries throughout Atlanta have put together picnic baskets, packages of sweet treats, and fun takeout options for Mother’s Day for those looking to go beyond preparing a meal at home or the standard brunch or dinner on a restaurant patio.

Check back for updates through Wednesday, May 5.

Disclaimer: A number of Atlanta restaurants on this map have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the Georgia Department of Health. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines

Takeout Options

Affairs to Remember

Order brunch, dinner, or a family meal for pick up or delivery from the catering company. Choose from country or Southern brunch, three-course dinners with dessert, or a family-style meal complete with chocolate-dipped Rice Krispy treats. Order online.

Alon’s Bakery

This year, the Atlanta-based bakery is offering a four-course family brunch for Mother’s Day. Choose from one of three egg dishes, salad options, an entree, and cake for dessert. Order online.

Barcelona Wine Bar

Barcelona Wine Bar offers a wine and chocolate takeout kit for Mother’s Day this year. The package includes the recipe and ingredients to make pan con chocolate, a loaf of crusty bread with olive oil, and a bottle of wine. Create the dessert at home, then head out to the park to enjoy. Call to order.

Bar Mercado

Bar Mercado at Krog Street Market features a takeout family meal serving four people that includes a whole roasted chicken, papas, roast cauliflower, rice and beans, a salad, and tres leches for dessert. The meal comes with a choice of either a bottle of red or white wine. Grab a mimosa or sangria cocktail kit, too. Order online.


Create a tasting menu of savory and sweet street foods and seasonal dishes representing the five regions of India from Bhojanic for Mother’s Day. Requires 48 hours prep time. Take a look at the menu and order online here.

Bottega Bene

Put together an antipasti charcuterie and cheese spread for mom to enjoy at home or as a picnic in the park with a favorite bottle of wine. Simply choose a serving size for the spread, build the board, and schedule a pick-up time from the Irwin Street Market stall. Order online. Grab a pizza from neighbor Glide at the window outside the market in the parking lot to pair with the antipasti spread. Order online.

Star Provisions

Grab a prepared picnic from the Blandtown market and cafe and head out for lunch in the park for Mother’s Day. The basket contains quiche Florentine, crudites, cheese and dried fruits, Georgia smoked rillette and grissini, a baguette, strawberry salad, white and white cookies, and lemonade. Order online for pickup.

Southern Belle

Chef Joey Ward’s Poncey-Highland restaurant is offering a special takeout meal for Mother’s Day that includes salad, asparagus and lobster risotto, Carolina flounder with spring vegetables and potatoes, and white chocolate and blueberry tart for dessert. Add mac and cheese for the kids for $10 extra. Order online.

Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours

Chef Deborah VanTrece and executive chef Robert Butts collaborated on an Italian-infused soul food Mother’s Day meal from the Huff Road restaurant that includes a choice of salad, one appetizer, two entrees, three side dishes, and a dessert. The meal feeds up to six people. Add a bottle of champagne and VanTrece’s new cookbook “The Twisted Soul Cookbook: Modern Soul Food with Global Flavors” to the order. Email to order for pickup.

Baked Goods and Sweets

A Haute Cookie

Order a selection of special cookies for Mother’s Day or order a cookie cake or pie in flavors like peanut butter and red velvet Oreo chocolate chip. Use code MOMSPIE or MOMSCAKE to receive 25 percent off the order. Shipping available. Order online.

Ashley Sue’s Baked Goods

Order a Mother’s Day pastry box from this cottage bakery filled with strawberry happy pockets, mini chipwiches, a lemon crumb bar, a slice of candy bar snack cake, and a personal-sized buttermilk pie. 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to nonprofit National Bail Out. 25 pastry boxes will also be donated to local mothers in need. Order online for pickup May 9.


Based at the Met in West End, this sweets shop specializes in banana pudding. Order the classic pudding or try one of the speciality flavors like pecan brown, cookies and cream, or Georgia peach and make it a trio. Order online for curbside pickup or delivery via GrubHub by May 6.

Clive Bake Shop

This cottage bakery business run by baker Mae Stewart is offering a box of four or ten fresh-baked bagels for Mother’s Day brunch. Maybe throw in a citrus olive oil cake or salted tahini dark chocolate chip cookies as a sweet treat or for dessert later in the day. Place orders by Thursday for Friday delivery. Order online.

Doughnut Dollies

Order a box of picnic-themed doughnuts in flavors like watermelon, blueberry crumble, and fig and brie packaged in red and white parchment paper for Mother’s Day. Order online to pick up at the Marietta or Howell Mill Road locations.

Just Bakery

The nonprofit bakery, which provides paid training, living wages, and works in partnership with resettled refugee communities, is partnering with local bath and beauty company 68th & Monroe and crafting company Fiber Parts to offer a special Mother’s Day gift package. Order online.

Jardi Chocolates

Pastry Chef Jocelyn Gragg creates beautiful, hand-crafted chocolates in a variety of styles, designs, and flavors from her Chamblee shop. Order a sampler box of 12 chocolates, or splurge on a box of 72 chocolates containing 36 different JARDÍ flavors. Order online for shipping or curbside pickup.

King of Pops

Order a 12-pack of peach, banana pudding, strawberries and cream, and salted lemonade popsicles for Mother’s Day. Local pickup and delivery includes a fresh-cut rose. Order online.

Little Tart Bakeshop

The Atlanta bakery, with locations in Grant Park, Summerhill, and Krog Street Market, offers several options for Mother’s Day this year, including a box of special cookies, a lemon olive oil cake, and creme fraiche quiche. Order online.

Sessions Stand

Located in Marietta, the coffee shop and bakery is offering Mother’s Day pastry drawers filled with a dozen assorted brunch pastries. Order online for pickup.

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