Atlanta is a city famous for its rich legacy in American history and its legendary music scene. But Atlanta is also becoming known for its world-class dining culture. Easy and eclectic, food halls are instrumental in the city’s expanding, diverse food scene. These are the best food halls Atlanta has to offer.
Market, American, Italian, Mexican, $$$
Located along the Atlanta Beltline, Krog Street Market is a wonderful place to dine. A collection of restaurants, markets and delis, the food hall is changing the dining experience in Atlanta. The nine-acre facility boasts restaurants, coffee markets, bars, flower shops, cheese markets, meat markets and bakeries. Built to look like an authentic 1920s warehouse, it opened in 2014 and was originally a part of director and producer Tyler Perry’s studio. Krog Street Market includes Bar Mercado, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, Read Shop, The Little Tart, Fred’s Meat and Bread and countless other retail and dining options.
Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market
Market, American, Mexican, Italian, $$$
Located in Ponce City Market, Central Food Hall is one of the city’s largest food halls. Reminiscent of New York’s Chelsea Market, the food hall features bakeries, walk-up delis, restaurants, grab-and-go markets, bars, ice cream parlors and coffee bars. Just steps away from parks and neighborhoods and the Atlanta Beltline, Central Food Hall is always busy. Retailers include El Super Pan, Farm to Ladle, Five Daughters Bakery, H&F Burger, Honeysuckle Gelato, Minero and 18.21 Bitters.
Market, Mediterranean, American, $$$
The brainchild of the General Muir’s Todd Ginsberg and West Egg partners Ben and Jennifer Johnson and Shelley Sweet, The Canteen opened near Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in 2017. The micro food fall features just four stalls, including Square Bar, Fred’s Meat and Bread, Yalla and TGM Bagel. Burgers, sandwiches, bagels, Israeli fare, cocktails and coffee are all available at Atlanta’s newest midtown food hall.
Sweet Auburn Curb Market
Market, American, Mediterranean, Italian, Mexican, $$$
Often referred to as “The Curb Market” by locals, Sweet Auburn Curb Market houses numerous retail vendors and restaurants including produce and meat merchants, a full-service bakery, a bookstore and pharmacy. The artisan market opened its doors in 1924 and was originally located in the Municipal Market building. The food hall retailers include Three Cities Pizza, Tilapia Express, Sweet Auburn BBQ, Miss D’s Pralines, Groundhouse Killer Burgers and Atlantic Seafood.