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Vietnamese cafe and bakery Juniper Cafe is now open at Westside Village on Marietta Boulevard.
Vietnamese cafe and bakery Juniper Cafe is now open at Westside Village on Marietta Boulevard.
Eric Sun

The 16 Hottest New Restaurants in Atlanta Right Now

From a Vietnamese bakery and cafe and a Montreal-style steakhouse to Caribbean brunch fare and Greek pizza

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Vietnamese cafe and bakery Juniper Cafe is now open at Westside Village on Marietta Boulevard.
| Eric Sun

Despite construction and permitting delays and other unforeseen obstacles brought on by the pandemic over the last two years, new restaurants continue opening across Atlanta and its sprawling metropolitan area. While most restaurants are open for dine-in and bar service, many establishments are placing greater emphasis on creating great patios and other outdoor seating experiences as well as on takeout offerings. Here, Eater shines the spotlight on a few of Atlanta’s newest restaurants to check out this month.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Juniper Cafe

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2250 Marietta Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(470) 427-3057
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Vietnamese restaurant and bakery, Juniper Cafe debuted in December at Westside Village on Marietta Boulevard, also home to the Woodall. Backed by Lazy Betty chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips in partnership with Lazy Betty general manager and beverage director Carl Van Tyle Gilbert, expect pho, bún, bánh mì, Vietnamese sausages, summer rolls, and shaved ice desserts served here in the evenings alongside fresh pastries and coffee in the mornings. Look for cocktails using Japanese whisky, soju, and Vietnamese flavors and ingredients from Gilbert as well as beer and French, American, and natural wines. Covered patio seating available. Takeout available.

Juniper Cafe

2. Humble Mumble

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756 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

Chef Justin Dixon landed a long-term residency for his Atlanta-centric sandwich pop-up Humble Mumble at Tech Square food hall the Collective at Coda. Dixon named the pop-up after his favorite Outkast song and serves sack lunch sandwiches by day and what he refers to as “Atlanta cuisine” by night (think lamb meatball Spaghetti-Os and wings glazed with chili flakes, lemongrass, and lime). No word on how long Humble Mumble sticks around at the Collective, but regulars to the pop-up can count on sandwiches like the Italian Job stuffed with salami, prosciutto, and soppressata on ciabatta bread and the Senator From Vermont with maple glazed ham, Vermont cheddar, apples, and pickled red onions here. Takeout available.

The Bernie Join sandwich from Atlanta chef Justin Dixon and his pop-up Humble Mumble. Humble Mumble

3. Tre Vele

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6017 Sandy Springs Cir
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 303-8423
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Owned by Mission and Market chef Ian Winslade and brothers Ryan and Jonathan Akly, Tre Vele and its market-cafe offer all-day dining at City Walk. Kick off the morning in the cafe with coffee and fresh-baked pastries. Or, pop in for lunch for light pastas and sandwiches. Grab packages of handmade pastas or prepared meals for home, too. In the evenings, Tre Vele transforms into an elegant Italian restaurant with a rooftop lounge. Led in the kitchen by chef Giancarlo Ruiz, the menu includes classic Italian dishes and pastas, like cacio e pepe and strozzapreti with vegan kale pesto as well as entrees such as veal Milanese and braised oxtail in a red wine tomato sauce. Above the dining room, a rooftop terrace features a bar and lounge seating throughout the space complete with fire pits. Reservations encouraged. Patio seating. To-go options from market and cafe.

Sugo d’agnelo linguine pasta Ian Winslade

4. Le Bon Nosh

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65 Irby Ave NW Suite 103
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 835-2007
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Chef and owner Forough Vakili fuses her Persian roots with French cooking at all-day cafe, market, and wine bar Le Bon Nosh at the Irby complex. The chef sees Le Bon Nosh as a “community-minded destination”, where people pop in for coffee and a fresh-baked scone and fruit tart from the bakery before heading to work or dining on shakshuka and Belgian waffles in the morning or a jambon-beurre sandwich and squash caponata tartine during lunch. Look for natural wines and local beers served later in the day, with dinner served in the evenings at the wine bar and in dining room.

A plate of Farro with market beans, pecorino, salami, and fresh herbs from Le Bon Nosh in Buckhead, Atlanta. Le Bon Nosh

5. Lucian Books and Wine

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3005 Peachtree Rd NE Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 549-2655
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Owners Katie Barringer and Jordan Smelt merge their love for books, wine, food, and London at bookshop and wine bar Lucian. Located at Modera Buckhead, Lucian specializes in titles centered around art, design, food, and culture and carries nearly 250 wines by the bottle and 15 wines by the glass, curated by Smelt. Chef Brian Hendrickson approaches the food here with the same thoughtfulness and care as Barringer does with books and Smelt with wine. Nothing is an afterthought, including the sauces, which Hendrickson says can take up to three days to make for each dish on the menu. This includes the duck jus for the roast duck, right down to the sorrel mayonnaise he makes for dipping Lucian’s crispy fries. All dishes, including the fries and the cheeky Scotch egg served in the afternoon, are meant to be paired with wine. Reservations highly encouraged. Read more about Lucian here.

Three slivers round white radish slices topped with a small dollop of mustard seeds sit atop raw hamachi over slices of cucumber at Lucian in Atlanta
Raw hamachi with black radishes
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6. Daily Chew (Stop Think Chew HQ)

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2127 Liddell Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 600-4155
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Stop Think Chew chef and owner Julia Kesler Imerman opened walk-up window the Daily Chew on Liddell Drive in Piedmont Heights. The window offers coffee, protein bowls, and light breakfast items in the mornings, with rotisserie chicken pita wraps and bowls in the afternoons. Make sure to ask about the daily pita special here, too. Food on the menu leans into Imerman’s Jewish and South African roots. Indoor counter service and cafe seating open at Daily Chew on January 11. The chef’s next big undertaking is an all-day cafe called Brash Kitchen with Brash Coffee owner Chris McLeod opening at the Works. Outdoor seating. Order online for takeout.

Daily Chew, the takeout window from Stop Think Chew private chef Julia Kesler Imerman, is open on Liddell Drive. Stop Think Chew

7. Mount Royal

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3301 Lenox Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30326

The latest restaurant from Empire State South and Five and Ten owner Hugh Acheson is where the chef leans into his Canadian roots. Located on the ground floor of the Hyatt Centric and styled after a Montreal steakhouse, Mount Royal offers French-Canadian dishes served alongside prime rib and New York Strip, like a tourtière (meat pie with minced pork, veal or beef and potatoes), grilled Canadian lobster, and sides of sour pickles and Robuchon potatoes (the signature mashed potato creation of French chef Joël Robuchon.) There’s also a Montreal-style bagel service here and latkes topped with smoked salmon and creme fraiche served during breakfast. Joining Acheson at Mount Royal is baker Chris Wilkins, co-owner of Root Baking Co. and Pizza Jeans. Reservations encouraged. Patio seating available.

Mount Royal

8. Phở Cue

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925 Garrett St ste l
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 549-7595
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Owned by Julian Wissman and Brian Holloway, Pho Cue is a restaurant and pop-up blending Vietnamese flavors and dishes with central Texas barbecue. Wissman uses several recipes from his wife’s family, who are of Hmong heritage hailing from Thailand and Vietnam, to create many of the barbecue-based dishes offered on the menu. Expect bánh mì and bowls of pho served with Texas-style smoked brisket here, along with pulled pork dumplings, smoked brisket egg rolls, and lemongrass pepper wet smoked wings. Takeout available. Patio seating.

a banh mi sandwich cut in half stuffed with herbs, carrot slivers, and smoked brisket Pho Cue [Facebook]

9. Pollo Supremo

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792 Moreland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 748-9082
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Sinaloan-style chicken restaurant Pollo Supremo, owned by chef Duane Kulers of Supremo Taco, took over the former Bento Mac Hibachi Box Wings and Sushi space in East Atlanta this winter. The menu here features quarter, half, and whole roast birds marinated in morita chile, citrus, and a selection of spices served with fresh tortillas and paired with sides like rice and beans, street corn, chicken soup, and churros. Meals come in individual and family-sized portions. Look for aguas frescas and horchata as well as margaritas and beer on the drinks menu, too. Patio seating available. Takeout available. Drive-thru service forthcoming.

10. Yao Atlanta

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237 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE
Dunwoody, GA 30346
(770) 557-0353
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After finding quick success this spring with Isan Thai restaurant Tum Pok Pok, Jakkrit Tuanphakdee and Adidsara Weerasin opened Yao, an elegant, multi-level Thai-Chinese restaurant near Perimeter Center. Inspired by Yaowarat Road, the main thoroughfare in the Samphanthawong District of Bangkok’s Chinatown, look for dishes here like khao soi gai, noodles comprising chicken, lime, pickled green mustard, red onions, and a quail egg in curry broth, a daily whole salt and peppered fish, and roast duck egg noodles with Yu choy cilantro and a quail egg. Yao also serves a small selection of Japanese-inspired dishes, including spicy teriyaki tofu, Ishiyaki wagyu served Thai style, and cha siu pork belly, along with a section of appetizers such as crab wontons, truffle parmesan chips, and prawn taro rolls. Patio available. Order online for takeout and delivery.

The “catch of the day”, a whole salt and pepper fish, garnished with green onions, cilantro, roasted garlic, and minced chili. Yao

11. DMT Tacos at Chop Shop

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1366 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 370-1818
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After leaving the Global Grub Collective earlier in 2021 and popping up at locations throughout Atlanta for nearly a year, Daniela Guevara and her LA-style taco pop-up DMT landed a residency at butcher shop and sundries market Chop Shop in Edgewood. Order everything from street tacos, birria tacos, and mulitas to the occasional torta and tinga tostadas here. Follow on Instagram for menu updates and specials. Patio available. Order online for takeout.

12. Gigi’s Italian Kitchen and Restaurant @ Gato

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1660 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 371-0889
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Every Sunday through Tuesday, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., petite Candler Park restaurant Gato transforms into Gigi’s Italian Kitchen. People can expect to find “New York-style Italian food” with a bit of Southern flare on the menu here, including dishes like chicken marsala, marinated mussels, fritto misto, and buttermilk panna cotta with Georgia peaches. Gato owner Nicolas Stinson temporarily discontinued the restaurant’s popular weekend breakfast to focus on dinner service, with plans to amp up the pop-ups and chef collaborations for which Gato is known. Gigi’s: Monday and Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Follow on Instagram for menu updates.

13. The Greek Pizzeria and Gyros

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3400 Clairmont Rd Suite A
Brookhaven, GA 30319
(404) 996-6037
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For owner John “Johnny” Gianoulidis, the man behind Greek restaurant Kafenio and Reynoldstown coffee shop Park Grounds, this Greek pizzeria and gyro shop is more than just a restaurant, it’s part of a family legacy. His family once owned a Greek pizzeria in Connecticut and then Christos Pizza in Marietta, and family members own Athens Pizza in Atlanta, too. Now with his own shop in Brookhaven, Gianoulidis is cooking up Greek pizzas topped with lamb and chicken gyro meat or pork souvlaki and doling out gyros stuffed with a variety of freshly shaved meats. Make sure to grab spanakopita and baklava here, too. Beer and wine available. Order online for takeout.

The Greek Pizzeria and Gyros

14. Gorditas ATL at BBQ Cafe

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310 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(678) 235-3476
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Atlanta chef Yvette Becerra and their pop-up Gorditas ATL can now be found in residence on Mondays and Tuesdays at BBQ Cafe, across from Kimball House. Gorditas ATL specializes in Mexican street tacos and snacks. The menu changes frequently here, but does include a signature breakfast sandwich called the El Gordito made with chorizo and a folded egg topped with queso fresco served on a brioche bun. People can also expect daily taco specials, flautus, guisados, and the occasional taco Tuesday dinners paired with Micheladas. Follow on Instagram for updates. Takeout and patio seating available.

Fried chicken, tater tot, eggs, beans, avocados, and Oaxacan cheese burritos cut in half and wrapped in tinfoil on a plate with a side of crispy tortilla chips and lime wedges Gorditas ATL

15. Belle & Lily's Caribbean Brunch House

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3350 Chamblee Tucker Rd Suite D
Atlanta, GA 30341
(470) 294-2900
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Atlantans love brunch, and really love when it’s served all day, every day. But Belle and Lily’s in Embry Hills gives brunch a bit of a twist. Drawing from the owners’ Caribbean roots, expect dishes like conch fritters, tostones stuffed with crab and lobster meat, halal jerk chicken and buttermilk pancakes, and fried parrot fish with sweet plantains and mesclun salad served here. Be sure to pair a meal with a passionfruit mimosa or other champagne-based cocktail. The Caribbean vibe on the menu at Belle and Lily’s carries through into the design for the restaurant, too, which incorporates tropical floral prints, live plants, and picture frames bursting with ferns.

Belle & Lily’s Caribbean Brunch House

16. Papi Ali's

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2323 Main St Ste A1
Tucker, GA 30084
(470) 575-6423
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Owned by chef Mikail Ali, who previously worked at Bar Mercado in Krog Street Market, vegan restaurant Papi Ali’s fuses Latin-inspired dishes with Southern influences and flavors on the menu. Look for sandwiches, wraps, grain bowls, and snacks here, like a mushroom chorizo torta, empanadas stuffed with corn and potatoes, and a sofrito quinoa and bean bowl topped with cilantro pesto, piquillo puree, and toasted almonds. Order online for takeout. Patio seating.

1. Juniper Cafe

2250 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Juniper Cafe

Vietnamese restaurant and bakery, Juniper Cafe debuted in December at Westside Village on Marietta Boulevard, also home to the Woodall. Backed by Lazy Betty chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips in partnership with Lazy Betty general manager and beverage director Carl Van Tyle Gilbert, expect pho, bún, bánh mì, Vietnamese sausages, summer rolls, and shaved ice desserts served here in the evenings alongside fresh pastries and coffee in the mornings. Look for cocktails using Japanese whisky, soju, and Vietnamese flavors and ingredients from Gilbert as well as beer and French, American, and natural wines. Covered patio seating available. Takeout available.

2250 Marietta Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

2. Humble Mumble

756 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
The Bernie Join sandwich from Atlanta chef Justin Dixon and his pop-up Humble Mumble. Humble Mumble

Chef Justin Dixon landed a long-term residency for his Atlanta-centric sandwich pop-up Humble Mumble at Tech Square food hall the Collective at Coda. Dixon named the pop-up after his favorite Outkast song and serves sack lunch sandwiches by day and what he refers to as “Atlanta cuisine” by night (think lamb meatball Spaghetti-Os and wings glazed with chili flakes, lemongrass, and lime). No word on how long Humble Mumble sticks around at the Collective, but regulars to the pop-up can count on sandwiches like the Italian Job stuffed with salami, prosciutto, and soppressata on ciabatta bread and the Senator From Vermont with maple glazed ham, Vermont cheddar, apples, and pickled red onions here. Takeout available.

756 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

3. Tre Vele

6017 Sandy Springs Cir, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Sugo d’agnelo linguine pasta Ian Winslade

Owned by Mission and Market chef Ian Winslade and brothers Ryan and Jonathan Akly, Tre Vele and its market-cafe offer all-day dining at City Walk. Kick off the morning in the cafe with coffee and fresh-baked pastries. Or, pop in for lunch for light pastas and sandwiches. Grab packages of handmade pastas or prepared meals for home, too. In the evenings, Tre Vele transforms into an elegant Italian restaurant with a rooftop lounge. Led in the kitchen by chef Giancarlo Ruiz, the menu includes classic Italian dishes and pastas, like cacio e pepe and strozzapreti with vegan kale pesto as well as entrees such as veal Milanese and braised oxtail in a red wine tomato sauce. Above the dining room, a rooftop terrace features a bar and lounge seating throughout the space complete with fire pits. Reservations encouraged. Patio seating. To-go options from market and cafe.

6017 Sandy Springs Cir
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

4. Le Bon Nosh

65 Irby Ave NW Suite 103, Atlanta, GA 30305
A plate of Farro with market beans, pecorino, salami, and fresh herbs from Le Bon Nosh in Buckhead, Atlanta. Le Bon Nosh

Chef and owner Forough Vakili fuses her Persian roots with French cooking at all-day cafe, market, and wine bar Le Bon Nosh at the Irby complex. The chef sees Le Bon Nosh as a “community-minded destination”, where people pop in for coffee and a fresh-baked scone and fruit tart from the bakery before heading to work or dining on shakshuka and Belgian waffles in the morning or a jambon-beurre sandwich and squash caponata tartine during lunch. Look for natural wines and local beers served later in the day, with dinner served in the evenings at the wine bar and in dining room.

65 Irby Ave NW Suite 103
Atlanta, GA 30305

5. Lucian Books and Wine

3005 Peachtree Rd NE Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30305
Three slivers round white radish slices topped with a small dollop of mustard seeds sit atop raw hamachi over slices of cucumber at Lucian in Atlanta
Raw hamachi with black radishes
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Owners Katie Barringer and Jordan Smelt merge their love for books, wine, food, and London at bookshop and wine bar Lucian. Located at Modera Buckhead, Lucian specializes in titles centered around art, design, food, and culture and carries nearly 250 wines by the bottle and 15 wines by the glass, curated by Smelt. Chef Brian Hendrickson approaches the food here with the same thoughtfulness and care as Barringer does with books and Smelt with wine. Nothing is an afterthought, including the sauces, which Hendrickson says can take up to three days to make for each dish on the menu. This includes the duck jus for the roast duck, right down to the sorrel mayonnaise he makes for dipping Lucian’s crispy fries. All dishes, including the fries and the cheeky Scotch egg served in the afternoon, are meant to be paired with wine. Reservations highly encouraged. Read more about Lucian here.

3005 Peachtree Rd NE Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30305

6. Daily Chew (Stop Think Chew HQ)

2127 Liddell Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Daily Chew, the takeout window from Stop Think Chew private chef Julia Kesler Imerman, is open on Liddell Drive. Stop Think Chew

Stop Think Chew chef and owner Julia Kesler Imerman opened walk-up window the Daily Chew on Liddell Drive in Piedmont Heights. The window offers coffee, protein bowls, and light breakfast items in the mornings, with rotisserie chicken pita wraps and bowls in the afternoons. Make sure to ask about the daily pita special here, too. Food on the menu leans into Imerman’s Jewish and South African roots. Indoor counter service and cafe seating open at Daily Chew on January 11. The chef’s next big undertaking is an all-day cafe called Brash Kitchen with Brash Coffee owner Chris McLeod opening at the Works. Outdoor seating. Order online for takeout.

2127 Liddell Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

7. Mount Royal

3301 Lenox Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30326
Mount Royal

The latest restaurant from Empire State South and Five and Ten owner Hugh Acheson is where the chef leans into his Canadian roots. Located on the ground floor of the Hyatt Centric and styled after a Montreal steakhouse, Mount Royal offers French-Canadian dishes served alongside prime rib and New York Strip, like a tourtière (meat pie with minced pork, veal or beef and potatoes), grilled Canadian lobster, and sides of sour pickles and Robuchon potatoes (the signature mashed potato creation of French chef Joël Robuchon.) There’s also a Montreal-style bagel service here and latkes topped with smoked salmon and creme fraiche served during breakfast. Joining Acheson at Mount Royal is baker Chris Wilkins, co-owner of Root Baking Co. and Pizza Jeans. Reservations encouraged. Patio seating available.

3301 Lenox Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30326

8. Phở Cue

925 Garrett St ste l, Atlanta, GA 30316
a banh mi sandwich cut in half stuffed with herbs, carrot slivers, and smoked brisket Pho Cue [Facebook]

Owned by Julian Wissman and Brian Holloway, Pho Cue is a restaurant and pop-up blending Vietnamese flavors and dishes with central Texas barbecue. Wissman uses several recipes from his wife’s family, who are of Hmong heritage hailing from Thailand and Vietnam, to create many of the barbecue-based dishes offered on the menu. Expect bánh mì and bowls of pho served with Texas-style smoked brisket here, along with pulled pork dumplings, smoked brisket egg rolls, and lemongrass pepper wet smoked wings. Takeout available. Patio seating.

925 Garrett St ste l
Atlanta, GA 30316

9. Pollo Supremo

792 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Sinaloan-style chicken restaurant Pollo Supremo, owned by chef Duane Kulers of Supremo Taco, took over the former Bento Mac Hibachi Box Wings and Sushi space in East Atlanta this winter. The menu here features quarter, half, and whole roast birds marinated in morita chile, citrus, and a selection of spices served with fresh tortillas and paired with sides like rice and beans, street corn, chicken soup, and churros. Meals come in individual and family-sized portions. Look for aguas frescas and horchata as well as margaritas and beer on the drinks menu, too. Patio seating available. Takeout available. Drive-thru service forthcoming.

792 Moreland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

10. Yao Atlanta

237 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE, Dunwoody, GA 30346
The “catch of the day”, a whole salt and pepper fish, garnished with green onions, cilantro, roasted garlic, and minced chili. Yao

After finding quick success this spring with Isan Thai restaurant Tum Pok Pok, Jakkrit Tuanphakdee and Adidsara Weerasin opened Yao, an elegant, multi-level Thai-Chinese restaurant near Perimeter Center. Inspired by Yaowarat Road, the main thoroughfare in the Samphanthawong District of Bangkok’s Chinatown, look for dishes here like khao soi gai, noodles comprising chicken, lime, pickled green mustard, red onions, and a quail egg in curry broth, a daily whole salt and peppered fish, and roast duck egg noodles with Yu choy cilantro and a quail egg. Yao also serves a small selection of Japanese-inspired dishes, including spicy teriyaki tofu, Ishiyaki wagyu served Thai style, and cha siu pork belly, along with a section of appetizers such as crab wontons, truffle parmesan chips, and prawn taro rolls. Patio available. Order online for takeout and delivery.

237 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE
Dunwoody, GA 30346

11. DMT Tacos at Chop Shop

1366 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

After leaving the Global Grub Collective earlier in 2021 and popping up at locations throughout Atlanta for nearly a year, Daniela Guevara and her LA-style taco pop-up DMT landed a residency at butcher shop and sundries market Chop Shop in Edgewood. Order everything from street tacos, birria tacos, and mulitas to the occasional torta and tinga tostadas here. Follow on Instagram for menu updates and specials. Patio available. Order online for takeout.

1366 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30317

12. Gigi’s Italian Kitchen and Restaurant @ Gato

1660 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Every Sunday through Tuesday, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., petite Candler Park restaurant Gato transforms into Gigi’s Italian Kitchen. People can expect to find “New York-style Italian food” with a bit of Southern flare on the menu here, including dishes like chicken marsala, marinated mussels, fritto misto, and buttermilk panna cotta with Georgia peaches. Gato owner Nicolas Stinson temporarily discontinued the restaurant’s popular weekend breakfast to focus on dinner service, with plans to amp up the pop-ups and chef collaborations for which Gato is known. Gigi’s: Monday and Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Follow on Instagram for menu updates.

1660 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

13. The Greek Pizzeria and Gyros

3400 Clairmont Rd Suite A, Brookhaven, GA 30319
The Greek Pizzeria and Gyros

For owner John “Johnny” Gianoulidis, the man behind Greek restaurant Kafenio and Reynoldstown coffee shop Park Grounds, this Greek pizzeria and gyro shop is more than just a restaurant, it’s part of a family legacy. His family once owned a Greek pizzeria in Connecticut and then Christos Pizza in Marietta, and family members own Athens Pizza in Atlanta, too. Now with his own shop in Brookhaven, Gianoulidis is cooking up Greek pizzas topped with lamb and chicken gyro meat or pork souvlaki and doling out gyros stuffed with a variety of freshly shaved meats. Make sure to grab spanakopita and baklava here, too. Beer and wine available. Order online for takeout.

3400 Clairmont Rd Suite A
Brookhaven, GA 30319

14. Gorditas ATL at BBQ Cafe

310 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Fried chicken, tater tot, eggs, beans, avocados, and Oaxacan cheese burritos cut in half and wrapped in tinfoil on a plate with a side of crispy tortilla chips and lime wedges Gorditas ATL

Atlanta chef Yvette Becerra and their pop-up Gorditas ATL can now be found in residence on Mondays and Tuesdays at BBQ Cafe, across from Kimball House. Gorditas ATL specializes in Mexican street tacos and snacks. The menu changes frequently here, but does include a signature breakfast sandwich called the El Gordito made with chorizo and a folded egg topped with queso fresco served on a brioche bun. People can also expect daily taco specials, flautus, guisados, and the occasional taco Tuesday dinners paired with Micheladas. Follow on Instagram for updates. Takeout and patio seating available.

310 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

15. Belle & Lily's Caribbean Brunch House

3350 Chamblee Tucker Rd Suite D, Atlanta, GA 30341
Belle & Lily’s Caribbean Brunch House

Atlantans love brunch, and really love when it’s served all day, every day. But Belle and Lily’s in Embry Hills gives brunch a bit of a twist. Drawing from the owners’ Caribbean roots, expect dishes like conch fritters, tostones stuffed with crab and lobster meat, halal jerk chicken and buttermilk pancakes, and fried parrot fish with sweet plantains and mesclun salad served here. Be sure to pair a meal with a passionfruit mimosa or other champagne-based cocktail. The Caribbean vibe on the menu at Belle and Lily’s carries through into the design for the restaurant, too, which incorporates tropical floral prints, live plants, and picture frames bursting with ferns.

3350 Chamblee Tucker Rd Suite D
Atlanta, GA 30341

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16. Papi Ali's

2323 Main St Ste A1, Tucker, GA 30084

Owned by chef Mikail Ali, who previously worked at Bar Mercado in Krog Street Market, vegan restaurant Papi Ali’s fuses Latin-inspired dishes with Southern influences and flavors on the menu. Look for sandwiches, wraps, grain bowls, and snacks here, like a mushroom chorizo torta, empanadas stuffed with corn and potatoes, and a sofrito quinoa and bean bowl topped with cilantro pesto, piquillo puree, and toasted almonds. Order online for takeout. Patio seating.

2323 Main St Ste A1
Tucker, GA 30084

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