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Check Out the To-Go Windows at These Atlanta Restaurants, Bars, and Bakeries

Grab barbecue, pizza, cupcakes, and tacos from these to-go windows around Atlanta

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The to-go window has become a vital part of the takeout operation for many restaurants and bars since the pandemic began in March. It’s a creative and viable solution to offering a quick bite, as more people avoid indoor dining for the relative safety of eating and drinking outside.

In August, Eater featured 10 Atlanta establishments successfully navigating the world of takeout via the to-go window. This second installment tours eight more Atlanta restaurants, bars, and bakeries giving these windows proper due and possibly proving that to-go windows in Atlanta are here to stay.

Cubanos ATL

A white tiny house with two to-go windows framed in black paint with people standing in front of it masked waiting to get their takeout orders

Cuban sandwich and coffee shop Cubanos ATL in Sandy Springs is located inside a custom-built tiny house on Roswell Road. Cubanos ATL has quickly become a hot spot for cubanos and Cuban coffee drinks since its opening in August. All of the shop’s sandwiches are served on La Segunda Central Bakery bread — the oldest Cuban bread maker in the United States — and are created using family recipes. Cuban-born owner Ozzy Llanes moved to Atlanta from Miami a decade ago and says he designed and built this tiny restaurant on wheels in under two months earlier this year. Order online for pick-up or fill out a disposable menu in line to hand to the cashier at the window.

Lenox Cupcakes (Chamblee)

A person wearing a blue surgical mask and gloves with blonde hair and in a black tee shirt handing cupcakes through the to-go window
A medical worker of African-American descent in pink scrubs with an orange shirt underneath ordering cupcakes at a to-go window

Cupcake and cake bakery Lenox Cupcakes includes two Atlanta-area locations, one in Decatur and the other in Chamblee off of Peachtree Road. The Chamblee shop features a to-go window around the back to pick up preorders or to order from the daily cupcake and dessert menu. People scan a QR code to pull up the menu before ordering. Follow on Instagram for updates.

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q Que’osk

An orange container houses Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q with its name in metal orange lettering above the container. A man in an orange shirt and jeans wearing a mask orders at the to-go window

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q owners Justin and Jonathan Fox opened their barbecue kiosk called the Que’osk inside a converted shipping container on Ottley Drive in Armour Yards four years ago. The brothers wanted to provide Atlantans living and working in the city’s northwest neighborhoods a counter set-up serving a pared-down menu of the restaurant’s barbecue plates and sandwiches. Order at the window or online for pick-up or delivery via Doordash.

Varuni Napoli (Midtown)

Two people wait in line while a woman orders at the to-go window at Varuni Napoli in Midtown Atlanta. A bright leafy green tree punctuates the middle of the photo set against the restaurant’s white exterior and bank of front windows

Owner Luca Varuni serves up some of the city’s finest Neapolitan-style pizzas out of his Morningside restaurant and at the pizza kiosk inside Krog Street Market. In a pandemic pivot meant to make it easier and safer for residents living in Midtown and Morningside to grab pizza, Varuni added a to-go window outside his Monroe Drive restaurant. Order at the window or online for pick-up or delivery via Uber Eats, DoorDash, Chownow, or Zifty.

Container bar at Victory Sandwich Bar (Inman Park)

A bright yellow metal container houses Victory Sandwich Bar’s outdoor tiki bar to-go window. A masked staff member stands inside the window assisting a patron in black pants, green and black hoodie, and mask
People sitting outside at picnic tables scattered about the parking lot, some under a long yellow tent, at Victory Sandwich Bar in Inman Park, Atlanta. Sunlight pops through the trees as evening sets in

Victory Sandwich Bar in Inman Park expanded its covered patio into the parking lot over the summer, complete with picnic tables and tents providing shade from the hot Georgia sun. The parking lot also includes a bright yellow container bar popping up Wednesday through Sunday, featuring boozy cocktails from sister concept the S.O.S Tiki Bar in Decatur. Simply walk up and order drinks at the bar’s to-go window. Open for patio dining. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

Supremo Taco

A line of people standing socially distanced and in masks ready to order from Supremo Taco’s to-go window. The shot is taken from the parking lot looking toward the white painted brick building with the bright neon green Supremo logo lit up as the evening sun sets, A white Jeep is parked to the left
Three friends in masks standing at the to-go window at Supremo Taco in Grant Park, Atlanta, picking up their orders. A young person of African-American descent in a black mask with blonde hair and in gold rimmed glasses stares at the camera with smiling eyes. Two masked staff workers bag up the orders

Supremo Taco, the taco joint from chefs Duane Kulers and Nhan Le (8Arm, Octopus Bar), resides across the parking lot from Grindhouse Killer Burgers on the edge of Grant Park. This LA-style takeout establishment serves a selection of tacos, like al pastor, mole poblano with chicken, and barbacoa, tostadas, and snacks, such as a fried choriqueso and churros. Make sure to check out Supremo’s daily specials, too. Order at the window or online for takeout. Masks required. Follow on Instagram for updates and special menu drops.

Wood’s Chapel Barbecue

People enjoying barbecue socially distanced at picnic tables with red, black, and white umbrellas at Wood’s Chapel Barbecue in Summerhill, Atlanta. The gray-black painted brick exterior of Wood’s Chapel in the background with a young family standing and ordering at the to-go window
The outdoor patio at Wood’s Chapel BBQ in Summerhill

The Summerhill barbecue restaurant, from the team behind The General Muir, Fred’s Meat & Bread, Yalla, opened inside a 1930s building along Georgia Avenue last year. The menu includes smoked meats by the pound, barbecue sandwiches, brisket tacos, and smoked sausage hot dogs, along with sides like potato salad, mac and cheese, and beet and jalapeño slaw. Wood’s Chapel debuted its patio to-go window earlier this summer — a pandemic pivot likely to stay post-health crisis. Open for limited dine-in service inside and on the patio. Order at the counter inside or at the takeout window located on the side of the building, online, or for delivery via DoorDash.

Boggs Social and Supply

The patio at Boggs Social and Supply in West End Atlanta with three picnic tables covered in green checked plastic table cloths, spray bottles filled with sanitizing spray. String lights are hung above and the windows to the to-go bar are open
The army green Korean food truck parked at the patio at Bogg’s Social and Supply in West End Atlanta. A white tent is set up around the to-go window of the truck. A motorcycle is parked outside the restaurant and bar

Boggs Social and Supply, from Tim Song of Gaja Korean and Shane Pringle of the Earl, opened in West End on White Street last year. Dubbed a “straightforward” bar and neighborhood hangout, Boggs serves domestic and craft beers on draft, as well as a selection of Korean spirits and cocktails. The bar often hosts pop-ups serving everything from New Zealand savory hand pies from Heaps ATL and fish tacos from Dani and Marco Tacos, to breakfast from Ria’s Baby Bird and Korean street eats served from the Gaja food truck parked beside the patio. The patio includes windows with seating, which open to the bar inside for easy food and drink ordering. People can also walk in to order at the bar. Order from Gaja at the food truck window. Follow on Instagram for updates and menu drops

The General Muir

1540 Avenue Place, , GA 30329 (678) 927-9131 Visit Website

Varuni Napoli

1540 Monroe Drive Northeast, , GA 30324 (404) 709-2690 Visit Website

Gaja

491-A Flat Shoals Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 (404) 835-2126 Visit Website

8ARM

710 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 Visit Website

Victory Sandwich Bar

913 Bernina Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 963-1742 Visit Website

Octopus Bar

560 Gresham Avenue Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 627-9911 Visit Website

Krog Street Market

99 Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 Visit Website

Grindhouse Killer Burgers

1842 Piedmont Avenue Northeast, , GA 30324 (404) 254-2273 Visit Website

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

1238 DeKalb Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 577-4030 Visit Website

Yalla

99 Krog Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 Visit Website

Cubanos ATL

6450 Roswell Road, , GA 30328 (404) 889-8948 Visit Website

Supremo Taco

701 B Memorial Drive Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 965-1446 Visit Website
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