There is no shortage of mouth-watering meals to choose from in the city, but there are so many amazing places to eat in Atlanta that it's hard to pick where you should go first. Because ATL is a major food lover hotspot, there are tons of food bloggers around the city to help guide your tastebuds through the best eats in town.
One of Atlanta's most notable foodie influencers, Skye Estroff, is so passionate about food that she created her own business to optimize success for many food-based clients. We asked Skye what drives her passion for yummy food. "I love learning about food and recipes and have always had a large appetite, but the thing that has always drawn my interest to food is the sense of connection it brings," says Estroff. "People of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities can find commonality through food."
Skye has been featured on several local media channels and programs including frequent appearances on Fox 5 and Eating Around Town on Peachtree TV. "I love expressing my excitement for food on TV! I am typically featured to recommend local Atlanta restaurants, but occasionally I get to cook or discuss trendy food news," she says. With her prior experience working for Taste of Atlanta, Skye co-hosted regular TV segments and can be trusted to satisfy your craziest cravings with her recommendations.
Japanese: MF Sushi
Address: 299 North Highland Ave NE Ste K, Atlanta, GA 30307
Why You Should Go: To indulge in some of the freshest, top-quality sushi in the city with unique and beautiful presentations and wildly delicious concoctions of flavor. Omakase sampling is available here! You also have to check out this brand new Midtown sushi spot with Omakase for only $30.
Pizza: Varuni Napoli
Address: 1540 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 & 99 Krog Street NE Atlanta, GA 30307
Why You Should Go: Get a true taste of Italy with these carefully-crafted savory artisan pies, calzones and even street food. For dessert, they offer Nutella calzones and build-your-own cannolis.
BBQ: Heirloom Market BBQ
Address: 2243 Akers Mill Road Atlanta GA 30339
Why You Should Go: Heirloom is the real deal when it comes to pulled meats. Get your hands on some one-of-a-kind saucy goodness with the brisket or spicy Korean pork sandwiches.
Mexican: Nuevo Laredo
Address: 1495 Chattahoochee Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Why You Should Go: You'll get a true taste of our neighboring country when you feast on genuine flavors of Mexico with lobster tacos and the best Chile Rellenos in the state. Also a must is this all-new cajun Tex-Mex taco stand also inspired by the streets of Mexico.
Tapas: Eclipse Di Luna
Address: 764 Miami Cir. NE, Atlanta, GA & 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. Atlanta, GA
Why You Should Go: This authentic Spanish-style tapas joint is an eclectic must-try for all Atlanta dwellers and visitors alike. Share the food and fun vibes with all your friends with the paella or the pimientos rellenos stuffed with honey goat cheese over spanish marinara.
Address: 3400 Around Lenox Rd. Ste 201 Atlanta, GA 30326
Why You Should Go: This super affordable Indo-Mex fusion restaurant and food truck is bursting with authentic Indian flavor. The menu offers unique blends of savory and salty goodness like chicken tikka masala fries and a chicken keema sloppy joe.
Mediterranean: Café Agora
Address: 318 East Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 & 92 Peachtree Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Why You Should Go: Take your tastebuds on a Turkish adventure with whirlwinds of Mediterranean flavors found in authentic dishes like Turkish moussaka and adana kebab.
Bakery: Rhodes Bakery
Address: 1783 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Why You Should Go: This massive wonderland of sweets galore may have you pondering what to fill your tummy with (or you could just order it all). Established in 1930, you can rest assured these are some of the best sweet treats in the city. If you haven't already, take care of that nagging sweet tooth at Atlanta's brand new Sugar Factory.
Ice Cream: Jeni’s
Why You Should Go: This sweet shop will have your mouth watering the second you walk in as you smell homemade ice creams like brown butter almond brittle. If you can't decide, you can get an ice cream sampler with multiple scoops.