4 Georgia Eateries Generating Serious Buzz
On a visit to Georgia, you're probably planning to try some BBQ and sweet tea, but don't make the mistake of thinking that's all the state has to offer. These eateries bring fresh, delicious flavors to the table, making their mark on local communities through tasty and innovative cuisine. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
4 Great Places to Eat in Georgia
|Zunzi's||Savannah & Atlanta|
|Seed Kitchen & Bar||Marietta|
|Crave Pie Studio||Duluth & Alpharetta|
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Georgia's food scene goes beyond Waffle House and goober peas. Dining options are cosmopolitan, with dishes inspired by countries all over the world. From Atlanta to Marietta, there are many delicious meals to be tried in the Peach State. This list, in no particular order, explores several talked-about restaurants and cafes that are sure to impress.
The #1 entry is Bellina Alimentari, located in Atlanta, which draws its inspiration from the cafes and shops of Northern Italy. Its cuisine centers on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Anything it doesn't buy from nearby farmers it imports directly from Italy. In addition, its meat comes from farms with high animal welfare standards; every animal is respected, treated humanely, and pasture-raised.
The restaurant offers a wide selection of natural and biodynamic wine, all made with limited or no use of chemicals in the vineyard and minimum use of additives and technological manipulations in the cellar. Bellina Alimentari also runs cooking classes, tasting dinners for small groups, and workshops in its culinary room each month.
Bellina Alimentari also runs cooking classes, tasting dinners for small groups, and workshops in its culinary room each month.
Next up, at #2, we have Zunzi's, which has two locations: one in Savannah and one in Atlanta. It serves a mixture of international cuisines, including Swiss, Italian, South African, and Dutch. Menu items include the Kota Loaf bread bowl, South African tea, and a variety of sandwiches like the Bird Island and the Johnny Roll, which is vegan.
On its website, one can purchase a variety of Zunzi's merchandise, including its Mustafa sauce and signature dressing. If you're throwing a party, business meeting, or other special event, the restaurant can cater for as few as ten and as many as 100. Catering options include boxed lunches, packaged cookies, and gallons of its unique tea.
Our #3 entry is Seed Kitchen and Bar, located in the city of Marietta. Its seasonal menu reflects the ingredients of local farmers and artisans whenever possible. Dishes include blue cod served over caramelized Brussels sprouts and cauliflower tossed in a Thai herb vinaigrette, as well as a hickory-smoked pork chop.
Its seasonal menu reflects the ingredients of local farmers and artisans whenever possible.
Chef and Owner Doug Turbush studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and graduated with honors. He cooked professionally in Bangkok, Thailand for a year before returning to the United States and landing at Seed Kitchen & Bar. The restaurant has an adjacent wine bar, Stem, and can be booked for private parties.
Last but not least, at #4, we present Crave Pie, which has two locations, one in Duluth and one in Alpharetta. The shop offers a variety of 5-inch mini and 10-inch signature pies each day. The following signature flavors are available daily, year-round: Chocolate Chess, Lemon Chess, Maple Pecan, Chocolate Bourbon Pecan, and Dutch Apple.
Crave Pie was started by baker Briana Carson and has been featured in several media outlets, including Today and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Carson decided to open the shop after being laid off from her corporate job of 20 years, returning to technical college and discovering a love of baking in a culinary class.