Biscuits are going to help us get through the long winter ahead—they’re warm, fluffy, comforting, and thankfully for us, plentiful in Atlanta. Whether you want a biscuit with flaky layers, a crisp exterior, topped with savory fried chicken, or just want a good breakfast sandwich, there’s one that’s sure to brighten your day. Here’s a quick list of newcomers and classics, in no particular order:
Redbird is better known for its seasonally-driven menu, but its Saturday brunch pop-up, Birdy Biscuits, is quickly growing in popularity. Described as part biscuit, part croissant, the treats are layered and flaky and come with a variety of sandwich toppings. Consider the “little birdy” with fried chicken, cheddar, and chili maple sauce, or the “ocean man” with whipped cream cheese, smoked salmon, and pickled onions. 1198 Howell Mill Road, 404-900-5172
Freshly baked biscuits delivered to your house is a fantasy that can become a reality thanks to Bomb Biscuits (if you live in the delivery range, that is). Erika Council’s biscuits are beloved thanks to their slightly crispy exterior that gives way to a fluffy interior. Her pop-up has operated out of restaurants for years but she launched her biscuit (and buns) box delivery service in June, making it even easier to get her famed treats. Options include classic buttermilk, pretzel, and cinnamon sugar crunch. Council has also recently announced that the biscuit boxes are available for nationwide shipping.
Adam Jackson began baking his mother’s biscuit recipe as a way to cope after tragically losing his brother. He discovered a passion for baking biscuits and created Butterly Biscuits, which Jackson runs with the help of his eight siblings and mom. You can find Butterly’s biscuit sandwiches and frozen packs every Sunday at the Grant Park Farmer’s Market. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll definitely want to try the biscuit with a seasonal fruit filling.
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
Fox Bros. has offered breakfast at their Que-osk in Armour Yards in the past, but if you want their breakfast now you’ll have to go to nearby East Pole Coffee Co. Made with buttermilk, the results are thick and tender biscuits that hold up nicely to the ham and cheese fillings. 255 Ottley Drive, Ste. 105
The breakfast menu at The Chastain is limited, but it has a biscuit made with locally-milled flour from DaySpring Farms—and that’s enough. The hearty treat is served with a choice of butter or preserves, or as a sandwich with bacon, egg, and cheese. 4320 Powers Ferry Road Northwest, 404-257-6416
A fluffy biscuit the size of your face topped with fried chicken and pork sausage gravy is the stuff dreams are made of. To say that it’s beloved in Atlanta would be an understatement. While people have waited hours on a Saturday morning to chow down on it, it’s now available for online ordering, making it easier than ever to get your fix. 968 Memorial Drive Southeast, 404-222-0455
There are so many items worth ordering off of Buttermilk Kitchen’s all-day menu—hello, folded egg frittata—but Suzanne Vizethann works magic into her buttermilk biscuits. With the right crisp-to-tender ratio they’re great with jelly and butter or as part of a sandwich with fried chicken and red pepper jelly. You can also try your hand at making them yourself. 4225 Roswell Road Northeast, 678-732-3274
Sun In My Belly
Putting lavender in a biscuit could be dicey, but Kirkwood’s Sun In My Belly nails it. The treat isn’t overly scented and makes an excellent accompaniment to one of their breakfast dishes, like the Kirkwood breakfast plate with soft scrambled eggs and house-made boursin cheese. 2161 College Avenue Northeast, 404-370-1088
Little Farmhouse Cafe
It’s easy to miss Little Farmhouse Cafe with its location inside Prep Kitchen’s industrial compound, but the biscuit is worth the journey. Specifically, the biscuit topped with tender brisket and gravy. You can get a chicken biscuit (add the ghost pepper cheese for a small up charge) and sometimes they offer specials (like this salmon cake biscuit), but the brisket is ideal. 3781 Presidential Parkway, Ste FP-309, 404-809-0380
The Silver Skillet
The Silver Skillet has been sopping up Atlanta’s hangovers since 1956. Their fluffy, tender biscuits that are best when smothered in gravy, but sausage, egg, and cheese or some combination thereof will also suffice. 200 14th Street Northwest, 404-874-1388
Suzanne Vizethann is expanding her biscuit portfolio, on a pop-up basis anyway. Dubbed Milkdrop, the pop-up will take place on Saturday, February 6 in a building next door to Buttermilk Kitchen. The offerings go beyond the beloved buttermilk biscuit with fun, creative flavors on deck like “Strawberry Pop Drops,” two coconut milk biscuits stuffed with strawberry jam and sprinkled with raw sugar. There will also be sandwiches like the “Golden Arches” made with bacon flakes, whipped egg, American cheese, and the sure-to-be-Instagram-famous “My Little Unicorns” dessert box featuring funfetti biscuits, cream cheese icing, and Beautiful Briny Sea sprinkles. Pre-orders begin February 1. 4209 Roswell Road Northeast