You can come to BuHi just to eat at its gazillion restaurants, but it would be a waste of a trip not to make a postmeal stop at one of the specialized markets that line the highway. Or you can visit a dozen such markets under one roof at the 100,000-square-foot Buford Highway Farmers Market. Here’s a sampling of the produce department’s diverse bounty, which is almost as colorful as the kaleidoscopic snack aisles.
Tastes like cooked apple, with a custard consistency
A cross between a honeydew and a cantaloupe
The odorous and ominously nicknamed “corpse fruit” tastes like divine caramel custard.
Dragon fruit, yellow
Sweeter (and tastier) than the white variety
Mango of the gods—more honeyed, more flesh
As if you injected a yellow banana with some raspberry
Like a cooked sweet potato, with a bit of papaya
Soft, slightly springy texture and straight-up cotton candy flavor
Like a green grape, but more tart (and the staff favorite)
Lychee-like inside, mostly sweet, a little sour
Dragon fruit, white
Texture of a kiwi, but sweeter and with little of the tartness
Like a skinned grape, with a large pit—but fragrant and floral
The love child of a cucumber and a honeydew
Super-citrusy, with a hint of pineapple and the texture of tomato
Mellow apple meets Asian pear
This article appears in our October 2019 issue.