#1. A Bite at Ponce City Market, Atlanta
It’s difficult to miss the colossal Ponce City Market, Atlanta. While the former Sears, Roebuck warehouse now houses a food hall, boutiques, and apartments, it is still worth visiting despite its touristy nature. You’ll find tempting options such as Indian street food restaurant Botiwalla and H&F Burger in the food hall. On the second level, there is Pizza Jean’s (come on, they make pizza dough with house-milled flour!) and the newly opened Bar Vegan (think fancy drinks and vegan Philly cheesesteaks).
#2. Farm Egg at Miller Union
Miller Union is a landmark of Atlanta, best known for Steven Satterfield’s whimsical approach to vegetables. However, the farm egg may be the star of the menu. The egg is baked in rich celery cream with an earthy flavor. Additionally, it comes with grilled bread, which you’ll wish you had more of to savor every bite.
#3. Dinner at Nationally Lauded Staplehouse
When Staplehouse in Atlanta opened in 2015, it was an instant hit, and it’s easy to see why. Chef-owner Ryan Smith creates whimsically plated dishes with a minimalist aesthetic that emphasizes the freshness of the ingredients. When the restaurant is open for regular service, the menu rotates frequently, but you can always count on seasonal produce and delectable menu staples like the fluffy potato rolls. Staplehouse has successfully reinvented itself as a market in the modern era. Visitors can purchase beer, wine, and provisions such as produce and charcuterie. Most importantly, diners can continue to order Smith’s food via takeout. The menu is small and includes grains with mushrooms and a farm egg, as well as smoked brisket sold by the pound. It’s available to eat on their back patio or to take home.