Eat well—and get a feel for Atlanta’s neighborhoods—at the food halls

Krog Street Market

Photograph by Barry Cantrell

Food halls aren’t unique to Atlanta, but each of ours gives a solid snapshot of the neighborhood it calls home. At Krog Street Market, young Inman Park families (and their strollers) fill communal tables and nosh on a mix of Little Tart pastries, Suzy Siu’s pork buns, and pizzas from Varuni Napoli. Before they leave, they stock up on pints of Jeni’s Splendid ice cream and cold-pressed juices from Nature’s Garden. And they come back at night for Greg Best’s excellent cocktails, which he serves at Ticonderoga Club, tucked in the back of the building. 99 Krog Street, 770-434-2400, krogstreetmarket.com

50 best things to do in Atlanta - Ponce City Market

Photograph courtesy of Jamestown

Tourists and locals alike wander into Ponce City Market from the BeltLine, which feeds directly into the market’s mix of restaurants and retail shops. (For the best things to eat at PCM, check out our guide.) The rooftop amusement park also offers multiple impressive skyline views. 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, 404-900-8900, poncecitymarket.com

Over in East Atlanta Village, the Global Grub Collective is appropriately upstart, featuring a rotating cast of mostly first-time operators. Its star is Q Trinh, who mentors the rest of the crew while serving up pho and banh mi at the adjoining We Suki Suki. 479 Flat Shoals Avenue, 404-430-7613, wesukisuki.com

And the new Canteen, which the General Muir’s Todd Ginsberg and his partners are calling a “micro food hall,” is a welcome addition to Tech Square, where Georgia Tech students can get bagels with smoked sturgeon in the morning (TGM Bread) and frosé at night (Square Bar). 75 Fifth Street, thecanteenatl.com

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