You may have been lucky to take a trip to Hawaii or the Caribbean this summer and if so, we envy you. Most of us aren't so fortunate so we've made the best of the season in our home state, especially in terms of good food. There are so many creative eateries in Georgia and there's always room on our tongues for something tropical. If you are craving something both sweet and savory, This Atlanta Caribbean restaurant with pineapple rice bowls is exactly what you are looking for.

Just when you thought pineapples couldn't get any better, Taste Buddz in Decatur came along in 2015. They also just opened a new location on MLK Drive at the beginning of the summer. Appropriately named, the Black-owned and woman-owned restaurant offers a slew of super yum Carribean-themed meals, snacks and drinks. Instead of spending a fortune to venture across the world for a tasty tropical treat, you can get the real deal right here in your own back yard.

Tastebuddz in Decatur has a super yummy menu and it's really cheap. The famous "Pineapple Griller" bowls are filled with a bed of rice, your choice of meat (on a skewer) and two veggies, all topped with melty mozzarella cheese.

Meat options include, shrimp, steak, chicken, tilapia and salmon; and your vegetable choices are broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, onions, spinach and green peppers. You can get these massive pineapple boats for only $12 to $14, depending on your choice of protein.

You can cure your sweet tooth by topping off your carribean-esque meal with their pineapple lemonade, served with a scoop of mango italian ice. They also offer wings and fries if you are craving something more American.

If you're totally vibing with this tropical-themed cuisine, you have to check out this ocean-themed Atlanta restaurant that serves massive portions of sushi in boats or the upcoming poke bowl joint that will take your tastebuds on a trip to Hawaii.

TasteBuddz

Price: $12-14

Cuisine: Caribbean

Address: Decatur & MLK 

Why You Need To Go: To take your tastebuds on a tropical vacation right here in Georgia with these sweet, savory and cheesy treates served in a pineapple.