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Glide Pizza opened at Irwin Street Market in August, Atlanta
Glide Pizza at Irwin Street Market
Ryan Fleisher

22 Takeout Windows to Grab Food While on the Go

Walk up and order tacos, ice cream, pizza, barbecue, and more from these takeout windows

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Glide Pizza at Irwin Street Market
| Ryan Fleisher

To-go windows aren’t new concepts. However, the pandemic made these outdoor food service windows a creative and viable takeout solution for many Atlanta restaurants. Several establishments have now opted to make that takeout window a permanent part of the business. Here, Eater shines the spotlight on takeout windows throughout Atlanta where people can walk up to order everything from tacos, ice cream, and pizza, to barbecue, pita sandwiches, and frozen drinks.

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Atlanta Restaurants Featuring the Convenience of a Drive-Thru Window

Disclaimer: A mask mandate is currently in place for the city of Atlanta requiring all people, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks indoors in public places, including private businesses and establishments like restaurants and bars. The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Taco Pete

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2957 Main St
East Point, GA 30344
(404) 968-4790
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The original Taco Pete was founded in Los Angeles in 1966. This corner-situated taco stand in East Point is its second location. Walk up to order tacos here, but Taco Pete’s wings are easily some of the best in East Point.

2. Pomodoro Bella @ Chattahoochee Food Works

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1235 Chattahoochee Ave NW Suite 130
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 902-6253
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Chefs James Semanisin and Byars Parham serve pizza, fresh pastas, cannolis, and weekly meal kits from their new Italian food stall at Chattahoochee Food Works. Pomodoro Bella even includes a dough room that can be viewed from inside the market and a to-go window on the patio, allowing the stall to remain open after other stalls have closed for the day.

3. The Window.ATL

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681 Murphy Ave SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 809-4158
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Part of La Bodega at the Met, the takeout options at this to-go window range from pupusas and guava pastries paired with coffee and fresh-pressed juices to pho, banh mi, and even vegan hot dogs. Be sure to follow the Window and La Bodega on Instagram for menu updates and restaurant pop-ups, too.

4. BRASH Coffee

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1168 Howell Mill Rd #0516
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 829-4389
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Located in a repurposed shipping container at Westside Provisions District, Brash serves everything from pour-overs and lattes to drip coffee, along with selections from Emerald City Bagels and other local pastry makers.

5. Velvet Taco

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1115 Howell Mill Rd, Bldg 300, #P125
Atlanta, GA 30318
(470) 485-8557
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Located across the street from Westside Provisions District at the Interlock, Velvet Taco is known for slinging tacos like spicy tikka masala, fried paneer, Nashville hot cauliflower, chicken falafel, and crawfish and pork jambalaya paired with margaritas. The Interlock location also features a takeout window along Howell Mill Road.

6. Rico Rico Latin kitchen

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1892 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 228-9156
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Located in the parking lot of the Zone 3 Car Wash on Metropolitan, the daily menu for Rico Rico is listed on a chalkboard beside the takeout window and offers everything from Cuban sandwiches and fish tacos to beef empanadas, fried sweet plantains, bacalaitos (salt fish fritters), and plates of the day with fish escabeche, rice, and beans. If it’s on the menu, order the virgin piña colada slushie topped with whipped cream and a cherry while waiting for the car to be washed.

7. Wood’s Chapel BBQ

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85 Georgia Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 522-3000
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The Summerhill barbecue restaurant, from the team behind The General Muir, Fred’s Meat & Bread, Yalla, opened inside a 1930s building along Georgia Avenue in 2019. 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. In 2020, Wood’s Chapel debuted a takeout window on its sunny side patio.

8. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Que Que-osk

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120 Ottley Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 414-0826
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Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q owners Justin and Jonathan Fox opened their barbecue kiosk dubbed the Que’osk inside a converted shipping container on Ottley Drive. The brothers wanted to provide Atlantans living and working in the city’s northwest neighborhoods a counter service joint serving a pared-down menu of the restaurant’s most popular barbecue plates and sandwiches. Their newest location at the Works in Underwood Hills opens soon and features a takeout window out front.

9. Bon Ton Atlanta

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674 Myrtle St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 996-6177
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Owners Darren Carr and Eric Simpkins (The Lawrence, Wonderkid) once described Bon Ton’s mainly seafood-based menu as “Louisiana meets Vietnam paired with stiff cocktails.” That’s still the case in the dining room and at the restaurant’s recently added takeout window on Myrtle Street. The Midtown restaurant offers a selection of boiled and fried seafood as well as a Cajun shrimp burger, po’boys, a catfish banh mi, and even frozen drinks.

10. Cubanos ATL

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6450 Roswell Rd C
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 889-8948
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Cuban sandwich and coffee shop Cubanos ATL in Sandy Springs is located inside a custom-built tiny house on Roswell Road. It quickly become a hot spot for Cuban sandwiches and coffee drinks after opening in 2020. 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. Simply walk up to the window, place an order, and wait to be called. Cubanos ATL includes locations in Cumming and at Chattahoochee Food Works.

11. Nick's Food To Go

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240 M.L.K. Jr Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 521-2220
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Located on the corner of MLK and Hill Street on the edge of Grant Park, Greek sandwich shop Nick’s Food to Go features a takeout window on the side of the building in the parking lot. The 25-year old restaurant continues to serve some of the city’s best gyros, along with its famous “Greek lasagna.” 

12. Sean's Harvest Market

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500 Amsterdam Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 565-6698
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Grab sandwiches from the walk-up window at breakfast or lunch and a refreshing frozen lemonade to enjoy on the patio or at nearby Piedmont Park on a sunny day from this Midtown sandwich and smoothie bar. Looking for a smoothie? The selection of smoothies at Sean’s ranges from zippy energy boosters containing espresso to those loaded with fruit, kale, and herbs.

13. Varuni Napoli

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1540 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 709-2690
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Owner Luca Varuni serves up some of the city’s finest Neapolitan-style pizzas out of his Morningside restaurant and from his pizza kiosk inside Krog Street Market. In a permanent pivot meant to make it easier to grab pizza and pastas, Varuni added a takeout window outside his flagship Monroe Drive restaurant. 

14. Glide Pizza

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660 Irwin St NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Grab a slice or a whole pie from this extremely popular pizza takeout window at Irwin Street Market. Owned by Rob Birdsong, Glide Pizza serves up giant slices and 20-inch Brooklyn-style pies for takeout or local delivery via electric bicycle. Friday nights and weekends are busy here, so it’s best to order ahead.

15. Rina

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699 Ponce De Leon Ave NE suite 9
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 343-0362
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Rina, an Israeli-style shipudiya or skewer house at the Ford Factory Lofts, serves a menu of mezze, hummus, pita sandwiches, platters, and kebabs, and draft and frozen cocktails and milkshakes. Shakes like the Tahini or Turkish coffee can be made boozy by adding rum or bourbon upon request. Grab food and drinks to go from the walk-up window off the Eastside Beltline.

16. Supremo Taco

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701 B Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 965-1446
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LA-style taco joint Supremo Taco, located next door to Grindhouse Killer Burgers on the edge of Grant Park, serves tacos stuffed with al pastor, barbacoa, and mole poblano chicken, along with snacks like fried choriqueso and churros. Make sure to check out Supremo’s daily specials, too. Order at the window and take those tacos to go, mingle in the parking lot, or grab a spot on the small patio out front.

17. Three Taverns Imaginarium

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777 Memorial Dr SE Suite B103
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 600-3355
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The original Decatur location has been in business since 2013, creating beers like A Night on Ponce IPA, the passionfruit and guava cream Saporous, and the 16-ounce Morning Smack coffee milk stout. Now with the fancy two-story Imaginarium location at Atlanta Dairies, Three Taverns expanded its reach to Memorial Drive with stone patio tables outside and several seating areas inside. The takeout window here allows people to purchase beers on draft or a six pack.

18. Queen of Cream - Ice Cream Window

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337 Elizabeth St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

With its takeout window off of Elizabeth Street in Inman Park, Queen of Cream continues to serve from-scratch ice cream using dairy sourced from a family-run farm in Waynesboro. There’s always classics like vanilla and chocolate on the menu, along with flavors such as vegan black pearl, lavender honeycomb, and cold brew coffee. Look for pop-ups here on Saturday mornings, too, including Bread is Good and Harbor Coffee.

19. Victory Sandwich Bar

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913 Bernina Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 963-1742
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Victory Sandwich Bar in Inman Park expanded its patio into the parking lot last summer, complete with picnic tables and tents providing shade from the hot Georgia sun. The parking lot also includes a bright yellow container bar slinging beer, bottles of Topo Chico, cocktails, and frozen drinks.

20. Little Bird To Go

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1409 North Highland Avenue Northeast Suite D
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 600-5797
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Whiskey Bird in Morningside adopted the takeout window model early on in the pandemic, and it’s become the restaurant’s permanent takeout service sidekick. Dubbed Little Bird, people order food and drinks online or at the window in the front of Whiskey Bird on North Highland.

21. Brick Store Pub

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125 E Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 687-0990
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Brick Store Pub has been a downtown Decatur staple for over two decades now, and offers a lengthy, rotating list of local, Belgian, and hard-to-find beers, which are also available from a walk-up window on the side of the building. People can order drinks at the window while they wait for a table or order food and drinks for takeout. Simply ring the bell for service.

22. Java Saga

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3781 Presidential Pkwy FP-318
Atlanta, GA 30340
(678) 825-2438
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Hit the takeout window at Java Saga for a sizable Taiwanese-style hot chicken sandwich that comes in four levels of heat: lifeline (mild), crypto (hot and numbing), octane (very hot), and predator. Each sandwich is topped with Java Lava Saga sauce and sweet pickles served on brown sugar milk toast. Order coffee or tea drinks or a mango smoothie to curb the heat. Java Saga also offers a small breakfast menu and hot chicken plates, too.

1. Taco Pete

2957 Main St, East Point, GA 30344

The original Taco Pete was founded in Los Angeles in 1966. This corner-situated taco stand in East Point is its second location. Walk up to order tacos here, but Taco Pete’s wings are easily some of the best in East Point.

2957 Main St
East Point, GA 30344

2. Pomodoro Bella @ Chattahoochee Food Works

1235 Chattahoochee Ave NW Suite 130, Atlanta, GA 30318

Chefs James Semanisin and Byars Parham serve pizza, fresh pastas, cannolis, and weekly meal kits from their new Italian food stall at Chattahoochee Food Works. Pomodoro Bella even includes a dough room that can be viewed from inside the market and a to-go window on the patio, allowing the stall to remain open after other stalls have closed for the day.

1235 Chattahoochee Ave NW Suite 130
Atlanta, GA 30318

3. The Window.ATL

681 Murphy Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Part of La Bodega at the Met, the takeout options at this to-go window range from pupusas and guava pastries paired with coffee and fresh-pressed juices to pho, banh mi, and even vegan hot dogs. Be sure to follow the Window and La Bodega on Instagram for menu updates and restaurant pop-ups, too.

681 Murphy Ave SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

4. BRASH Coffee

1168 Howell Mill Rd #0516, Atlanta, GA 30318

Located in a repurposed shipping container at Westside Provisions District, Brash serves everything from pour-overs and lattes to drip coffee, along with selections from Emerald City Bagels and other local pastry makers.

1168 Howell Mill Rd #0516
Atlanta, GA 30318

5. Velvet Taco

1115 Howell Mill Rd, Bldg 300, #P125, Atlanta, GA 30318

Located across the street from Westside Provisions District at the Interlock, Velvet Taco is known for slinging tacos like spicy tikka masala, fried paneer, Nashville hot cauliflower, chicken falafel, and crawfish and pork jambalaya paired with margaritas. The Interlock location also features a takeout window along Howell Mill Road.

1115 Howell Mill Rd, Bldg 300, #P125
Atlanta, GA 30318

6. Rico Rico Latin kitchen

1892 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30315

Located in the parking lot of the Zone 3 Car Wash on Metropolitan, the daily menu for Rico Rico is listed on a chalkboard beside the takeout window and offers everything from Cuban sandwiches and fish tacos to beef empanadas, fried sweet plantains, bacalaitos (salt fish fritters), and plates of the day with fish escabeche, rice, and beans. If it’s on the menu, order the virgin piña colada slushie topped with whipped cream and a cherry while waiting for the car to be washed.

1892 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30315

7. Wood’s Chapel BBQ

85 Georgia Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

The Summerhill barbecue restaurant, from the team behind The General Muir, Fred’s Meat & Bread, Yalla, opened inside a 1930s building along Georgia Avenue in 2019. 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. In 2020, Wood’s Chapel debuted a takeout window on its sunny side patio.

85 Georgia Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

8. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Que Que-osk

120 Ottley Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q owners Justin and Jonathan Fox opened their barbecue kiosk dubbed the Que’osk inside a converted shipping container on Ottley Drive. The brothers wanted to provide Atlantans living and working in the city’s northwest neighborhoods a counter service joint serving a pared-down menu of the restaurant’s most popular barbecue plates and sandwiches. Their newest location at the Works in Underwood Hills opens soon and features a takeout window out front.

120 Ottley Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

9. Bon Ton Atlanta

674 Myrtle St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Owners Darren Carr and Eric Simpkins (The Lawrence, Wonderkid) once described Bon Ton’s mainly seafood-based menu as “Louisiana meets Vietnam paired with stiff cocktails.” That’s still the case in the dining room and at the restaurant’s recently added takeout window on Myrtle Street. The Midtown restaurant offers a selection of boiled and fried seafood as well as a Cajun shrimp burger, po’boys, a catfish banh mi, and even frozen drinks.

674 Myrtle St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

10. Cubanos ATL

6450 Roswell Rd C, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Cuban sandwich and coffee shop Cubanos ATL in Sandy Springs is located inside a custom-built tiny house on Roswell Road. It quickly become a hot spot for Cuban sandwiches and coffee drinks after opening in 2020. 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. Simply walk up to the window, place an order, and wait to be called. Cubanos ATL includes locations in Cumming and at Chattahoochee Food Works.

6450 Roswell Rd C
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

11. Nick's Food To Go

240 M.L.K. Jr Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Located on the corner of MLK and Hill Street on the edge of Grant Park, Greek sandwich shop Nick’s Food to Go features a takeout window on the side of the building in the parking lot. The 25-year old restaurant continues to serve some of the city’s best gyros, along with its famous “Greek lasagna.” 

240 M.L.K. Jr Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

12. Sean's Harvest Market

500 Amsterdam Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Grab sandwiches from the walk-up window at breakfast or lunch and a refreshing frozen lemonade to enjoy on the patio or at nearby Piedmont Park on a sunny day from this Midtown sandwich and smoothie bar. Looking for a smoothie? The selection of smoothies at Sean’s ranges from zippy energy boosters containing espresso to those loaded with fruit, kale, and herbs.

500 Amsterdam Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

13. Varuni Napoli

1540 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Owner Luca Varuni serves up some of the city’s finest Neapolitan-style pizzas out of his Morningside restaurant and from his pizza kiosk inside Krog Street Market. In a permanent pivot meant to make it easier to grab pizza and pastas, Varuni added a takeout window outside his flagship Monroe Drive restaurant. 

1540 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

14. Glide Pizza

660 Irwin St NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Grab a slice or a whole pie from this extremely popular pizza takeout window at Irwin Street Market. Owned by Rob Birdsong, Glide Pizza serves up giant slices and 20-inch Brooklyn-style pies for takeout or local delivery via electric bicycle. Friday nights and weekends are busy here, so it’s best to order ahead.

660 Irwin St NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

15. Rina

699 Ponce De Leon Ave NE suite 9, Atlanta, GA 30308

Rina, an Israeli-style shipudiya or skewer house at the Ford Factory Lofts, serves a menu of mezze, hummus, pita sandwiches, platters, and kebabs, and draft and frozen cocktails and milkshakes. Shakes like the Tahini or Turkish coffee can be made boozy by adding rum or bourbon upon request. Grab food and drinks to go from the walk-up window off the Eastside Beltline.

699 Ponce De Leon Ave NE suite 9
Atlanta, GA 30308

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16. Supremo Taco

701 B Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

LA-style taco joint Supremo Taco, located next door to Grindhouse Killer Burgers on the edge of Grant Park, serves tacos stuffed with al pastor, barbacoa, and mole poblano chicken, along with snacks like fried choriqueso and churros. Make sure to check out Supremo’s daily specials, too. Order at the window and take those tacos to go, mingle in the parking lot, or grab a spot on the small patio out front.

701 B Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

17. Three Taverns Imaginarium

777 Memorial Dr SE Suite B103, Atlanta, GA 30316

The original Decatur location has been in business since 2013, creating beers like A Night on Ponce IPA, the passionfruit and guava cream Saporous, and the 16-ounce Morning Smack coffee milk stout. Now with the fancy two-story Imaginarium location at Atlanta Dairies, Three Taverns expanded its reach to Memorial Drive with stone patio tables outside and several seating areas inside. The takeout window here allows people to purchase beers on draft or a six pack.

777 Memorial Dr SE Suite B103
Atlanta, GA 30316

18. Queen of Cream - Ice Cream Window

337 Elizabeth St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

With its takeout window off of Elizabeth Street in Inman Park, Queen of Cream continues to serve from-scratch ice cream using dairy sourced from a family-run farm in Waynesboro. There’s always classics like vanilla and chocolate on the menu, along with flavors such as vegan black pearl, lavender honeycomb, and cold brew coffee. Look for pop-ups here on Saturday mornings, too, including Bread is Good and Harbor Coffee.

337 Elizabeth St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

19. Victory Sandwich Bar

913 Bernina Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Victory Sandwich Bar in Inman Park expanded its patio into the parking lot last summer, complete with picnic tables and tents providing shade from the hot Georgia sun. The parking lot also includes a bright yellow container bar slinging beer, bottles of Topo Chico, cocktails, and frozen drinks.

913 Bernina Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

20. Little Bird To Go

1409 North Highland Avenue Northeast Suite D, Atlanta, GA 30306

Whiskey Bird in Morningside adopted the takeout window model early on in the pandemic, and it’s become the restaurant’s permanent takeout service sidekick. Dubbed Little Bird, people order food and drinks online or at the window in the front of Whiskey Bird on North Highland.

1409 North Highland Avenue Northeast Suite D
Atlanta, GA 30306

21. Brick Store Pub

125 E Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030

Brick Store Pub has been a downtown Decatur staple for over two decades now, and offers a lengthy, rotating list of local, Belgian, and hard-to-find beers, which are also available from a walk-up window on the side of the building. People can order drinks at the window while they wait for a table or order food and drinks for takeout. Simply ring the bell for service.

125 E Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030

22. Java Saga

3781 Presidential Pkwy FP-318, Atlanta, GA 30340

Hit the takeout window at Java Saga for a sizable Taiwanese-style hot chicken sandwich that comes in four levels of heat: lifeline (mild), crypto (hot and numbing), octane (very hot), and predator. Each sandwich is topped with Java Lava Saga sauce and sweet pickles served on brown sugar milk toast. Order coffee or tea drinks or a mango smoothie to curb the heat. Java Saga also offers a small breakfast menu and hot chicken plates, too.

3781 Presidential Pkwy FP-318
Atlanta, GA 30340

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