Food Terminal is the quintessential expression of Buford Highway’s tradition-bending resurgence. The restaurant, which looks like an upscale food hall with neon lights and yellow-coated industrial metal stools, serves Malaysian food, which is inherently a mix of Chinese, Indian, Singaporean, and Thai flavors. There is not a more craveable noodle dish in Atlanta than the “Thai Chili Pan Mee,” a bowl of silky flat noodles topped with dried silver anchovies, ground chicken, shiitake mushrooms, spinach, and a fried egg. Food Terminal’s flat pan mee and signature thin egg noodles are so good because they’re made fresh daily—all 800 servings per week.
5000 Buford Highway, Chamblee, 678-353-6110, foodterminal.com