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Duluth Gains a Thai Street Food Restaurant and Bubble Tea Bar This Summer

The two-story Sweet Octopus should open in August at Parsons Alley

Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Sweet Octopus opens at Parsons Alley in downtown Duluth later this summer, What Now Atlanta reports. The Thai restaurant and bubble tea bar, owned by Paul Yuwachit (Thai and Sushi EAV, Donkey Mexican Bar and Grill in Sandy Springs), plans to take up two floors of the building along West Lawrenceville Street in the Gwinnett County city.

The counter-serve restaurant, located on the first floor, offers “Thai-style street food” similar to the rice dishes, soups, and salads found on the menu at Thai and Sushi in East Atlanta Village (EAV). Yuwachit says, however, Sweet Octopus leans healthier, using quinoa, brown rice, and cauliflower rice.

Upstairs at the bubble tea bar, Yuwachit wants to channel a cafe and lounge vibe where people can work or hang out and grab snacks throughout the day. The bar offers “alcohol-infused boba” as an option for its bubble teas and the downstairs bar also carries sake, beer, wine, and cocktails.

All of Sweet Octopus’s straws, utensils, and plates are biodegradable.

Sweet Octopus

In addition to opening the restaurant and bar, Yuwachit will publish Sweet Octopus magazine, meant for sharing the restaurant’s recipes and “exploring” Asian culture ranging from visiting countries such as Thailand to making sake.

3559 West Lawrenceville Street, Suite 600, Duluth.