“Bodega-style” and “ tip-free” market and sandwich cafe the Pantry and Provisions is open at the historic Healey Building on Forsyth Street in downtown Atlanta.
Owned by Taste Network, Peachfest, and Cochon555 heritage pig food festival founder Brady Lowe, the Pantry aims to provide a menu showcasing America’s “diverse sandwich culture.” This includes offering the cold cut and olive tapenade-laden muffuletta found throughout New Orleans, the famed Chicago dog consisting of a beef frankfurter topped with onions, sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, and tomatoes, and LA’s popular eggslut breakfast sandwich.
For those who have indulged in the storied muffuletta at Central Grocery in New Orleans, the Pantry serves the giant-sized sandwich by the quarter or half. A whole sandwich here sets the purchaser back $48.
Atlanta’s lone contribution to the menu comes in the form of a club sandwich called the “Coogler Club”, apparently first mentioned in the Atlanta Constitution in 1897. The Pantry’s version sticks close to the original sandwich, comprising of turkey, ham, pickles, tongue, and mustard on white bread. Vegan and Whole 30 sandwiches are also available on the menu.
In addition to a variety of sandwiches, the cafe also serves breakfast toasts, dips, and juices and cold brew drinks and includes a refrigerated section filled with meal kits.
Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
57 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta. thepantryatl.com.