Many years in the making, the Chattahoochee Food Works food hall is now open. Curated by Food Network host Andrew Zimmern and Robert Montwaid, founder of the Gansevoort Market in New York City, the food hall at 1235 Chattahoochee Avenue boasts 31 vendors opening gradually throughout the coming months.
Zimmern and Montwaid hand-selected a variety of independent chefs, bakers, and makers to showcase the cuisines of the world. From sushi and Thai to pizza and bubble tea, the Works offers both familiar and unique options—with something for the kiddos, too.
At 22,000 square feet, the Works maintains its industrial roots—it was previously a warehouse—while eliciting a very designed feel. Each food stall has its own distinctive look, and seating is available on the open-air, covered patio. There’s also a park-like hangout called Camp in the development, where visitors can enjoy their food while reclining on Adirondack chairs.
In addition to the food hall, outdoor and office space, the Works will soon be home to several full-service restaurants, including Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and the Waffle Experience. Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing is now open on the premises, too.
Here’s what you can expect to see there starting this month:
Opening April 15
Baked Kitchen serves South African street food created by Allan Katzef, who also owns a food truck with the same name. Menu items include lamb and apricot skewers and a beef and lamb sausage served in a lamb skin with cheese sauce, caramelized onions, creamy coleslaw and apricot jalapeño barbecue sauce.
Vietnamese specialties are the name of the game at Banh Mi Station. There are a variety of banh mi sandwiches, including grilled chicken and pork, as well as vermicelli noodle bowls, salads, and pho.
Flying Fish offers sushi rolls and nigiri, along with grilled fish prepared on the robatayaki. Created by Christine Nguyen and Johnny Cho, it will have sushi boxes (think bento-style), Japanese appetizers like edamame, and ramen, too.
Offering funky takes on Southern breakfast staples, Graffiti Breakfast is the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Marcus James Waller and Tonya Waller. Expect an all-day menu of catfish and grits, blueberry-stuffed waffles with sweet and spicy syrup, and sweet potato-cranberry donuts—all made with ingredients from urban farms.
Pomodoro Bella provides the cheese-y, carb-filled fix you need. Chefs James Semanisin and Byars Parham of Cru Food & Wine Bar are slinging Neopolitan pies, house-made pasta, and cream-filled cannoli. Watch the dough being made while you wait for your pizza, or grab a meal kit to-go. For late-night cravings, there’s a takeout window accessible from the Works patio.
Designed by Alex Kinjo of MF Sushi, Sakura Ramen Bar serves classic ramen like tonkotsu, as well as brothless and vegan varieties (made with Beyond meatballs). Traditional izakaya fare, such as gyoza and yakitori are available, too. Expect a monthly tasting menu with sake pairings from owner Anna Grace’s sister stall, Sakura Sake and Gift.
Sakura Sake and Gift transports visitors to Japan with a curated selection of Japanese whiskey and sake, as well as boutique wine and beer. Monthly events may include sake tasting, wine tasting, and floral arrangement classes. Japanese ceramics and fashions will be for sale, too. Because the Works is still waiting on its liquor license, Sakura will initially only sell retail items.
Home-style Thai food is what’s on the menu at TydeTate Kitchen. It’s the first brick-and-mortar location for caterer Tana Bhamaraniyama, who is preparing signature appetizers like spicy curry puffs and eye-catching purple spring rolls, alongside traditional Thai soups and salads. Entrees include panang curry beef, pad Thai, and kra pow made with minced chicken.
Opening April 17
The third location for Duluth-based, husband-and-wife team Alex Yoon Kim and Mindy Kim, Unbelibubble Tea House shakes up nonalcoholic beverages in nearly 50 combinations! Options include ube ice blended, strawberry matcha latte, and Thai milk tea with lychee jelly. If Instagram attention is what you’re after, Unbelibubble’s colorful bubble teas are sure to garner likes.
Opening April 26
Baker Dude may be known for its frosting-ladled creations, but gluten-free sweets like cheesecake and raspberry crumble bars are equally tempting. Lest you think founder Orran Booher is all about sugar, Baker Dude serves quiche, egg wraps, and avocado toast, too.
Opening in May
Known for its location in the Municipal Market at Sweet Auburn (a.k.a Sweet Auburn Curb Market), Philly G Steaks serves two sandwiches on Amoroso rolls: the traditional Philly cheesesteak made with thin-sliced ribeye and one made with grilled chicken. Italian ices soothe the palate for dessert.
Opening in the coming weeks
Pair corditas and coladas with authentic Cuban sandwiches on pressed bread at Cubanos ATL. Sandwiches include El Miami 12 with pork, ham, pickles, mustard, and Swiss.
Hippie Hibachi offers vegan hibachi using plant-based “chicken,” “beef,” or “shrimp” along with vegetables and fried rice. The house-made Yum Yum sauce is not to be missed.
Monster Cravings serves monster-sized cookies. Try the s’mores with marshmallows torched as you wait! The strawberry shortcake, cookies and cream, and Andes Mountain (with chocolate mint) are also popular.
Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream opened in East Atlanta in 2008. Today, it boasts flavors like Brooklyn cheesecake, Krispy Kreamier, and spiced Chai. Non-dairy options are available, too.