Chattahoochee Food Works

It’s Saturday and no one can agree where to go out for dinner. What do you do? Force the kids to the Thai restaurant you’re in the mood for or give in and hit up the neighborhood tavern for the 10th time this month.

Opt for a food hall instead! Metro Atlanta is following this culinary trend by offering different cuisine options, so everyone can choose what they want in a fun atmosphere.

Marietta Square Market

68 N. Marietta Pkwy. NW, Marietta.

In the heart of Historic Marietta Square, this food hall offers a diverse mix of cuisines for families to enjoy in the indoor communal dining space or eat on the expansive outdoor patio to spot trains passing by on the railroad tracks. Taste various styles of food like vegan, Korean, New Orleans, Cuban and more. Finish off your meal with a bubble tea or macaroon from Tiny Bubbles Tea Bar or a crêpe from Crème de la Crêpe. For a fun activity, visit on Thursday nights for Trivia Night. Parking is free for two hours.

Krog Street Market

99 Krog St. NE, Atlanta.

Part of The Krog District adjacent to the BeltLine Eastside Trail, this market has stalls featuring prepared foods, produce and gourmet foods. The “living room” allows you to relax and dine communally after choosing your meal. Taste Indian street food at Jai Ho Indian Kitchen, Szechuan  cuisine at Gu’s Dumplings, plant-based food at PLANTA, Neapolitan pizzas at Varuni Napoli and more. The District boasts other dining and retail options, including Woof Gang for your family’s best friend. Parking is not free; the Krog District Surface Lot has a three-hour limit and costs $6-$22. The Krog District Parking Garage allows parking for up to 24 hours and is $4-$28.

Politan Row at Colony Square

1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.

This chef-driven food hall features local food and beverage talent, including Thai flavors, Cuban cuisine, Creole-Mexican fare and more. Finish off your meal with a bubble tea from Unbelibubble or a gourmet cookie from Fit for a Cookie. Plan a date night to enjoy delicious cocktails from Jojo’s Beloved Cocktail Lounge or Bar Politan. There are multiple open-air spaces. Two-hour parking validation is available.

Ponce City Market / Jamestown

Ponce City Market

675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta.

Ponce City Market features both food stalls and full-service restaurants. Try Iranian at Bibi, Indian at Botiwalla, Vietnamese at Vietvana, special creations from pop-up chefs at Punk Foodie and much more. Also in the space, shop some of your favorites, such as Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop, Posman Books and more. Consider paying extra admission for access to The Roof for carnival rides and games. Self-parking costs $3-$20 for up to 24 hours.

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

209 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta.

Also known as Municipal Market, this market has the coolest history in Atlanta, as it was founded in 1918 as an open air market. Now, it houses 30 local businesses digging into delicious cuisine. Taste Mexican street food at Tijuana Tacos, savory South African pies at Panbury’s Double Crust Pies, wood-fired pizza at Pi’s R Squared and more. For dessert, chow down on French patisseries, gelato or Miss D’s Pralines. Also in the space, drop by the retail shops. The market offers free one-hour parking with validation.

Chattahoochee Food Works

1235 Chattahoochee Ave. NW, Atlanta.

Chattahoochee Food Works boasts 31 vendors, including empanadas at Belén de la Cruz, Southern food at Delilah’s Everyday Soul, Italian at Mozza Bella and more. Make sure to save room for dessert! Taste sweet treats at Baker Dude, Mallo Sweet Bar, Mochinut Atlanta, Munster Cravings, Morelli’s Ice Cream or Unbelibubble Tea House. There is central seating, outdoor seating or a covered patio, and some of the stalls offer seating if your family ends up all picking the same place to eat. Not interested in sticking around? Some restaurants offer online ordering for pickup. Parking is free for two hours.

Halidom Eatery

1341 Moreland Ave. SE, Atlanta.

This new food hall features Mexican cuisine, cheesesteaks and hoagies, handcrafted waffles, seafood, scrumptious coffee and more. The area has a two-acre outdoor space with a scenic walking trail and picnic tables for dining outdoors or enjoying space with your pet. Visit every other Saturday for Kid’s Corner with activities for children from noon-4 p.m. Sip an adult beverage at Bar La Rose, an art-deco-inspired craft cocktail bar with seating for 30 guests. Parking is free.

Smaller Spots:

Politan Row at Ashford Lane

4550 Olde Perimeter Way, Dunwoody.

From the same creative minds behind Colony Square’s food hall, this hall features 10 stalls and three bars. The chef-driven concepts include 26 Thai, Bucatini Ristorante, Mamacita’s Cuban Cocina and Pretty Little Tacos. For a date night, take in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s at Okay Anny’s Cocktail Bar. You can reserve a table in the Dining Room on Resy. Parking is free.

The Collective Food Hall at CODA

756 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta.

This smaller food hall offers six different options: SmoQ’n Hot Grill, El Burro Pollo, Poke Burri, Aviva by Kameel Mediterranean Grill and Humble Mumble, along with cocktail bar By Weight & Measure. The underground parking deck is validated for two hours when you eat at The Collective.

Lee + White

Lee + White

1020 White St. SW, Atlanta.

On the Westside, this food hall features some quintessential summer staples, such as Original Hot Dog Factory, Honeysuckle Gelato and coming soon Good Azz Burgers. Other options include Mexican cuisine at Cielito Lino Taqueria, Japanese at Gekko Kitchen and sake, Japanese whiskey and soju at Sakura Sake Bar for a unique date night. This space includes other restaurants and breweries, along with retail shops and services. Located directly on the BeltLine and in walking distance to a Marta station, this hall is accessible to those in the neighborhood. Parking is available, but spaces are limited.

Citizens Market Atlanta

3480 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta.

Located in Phipps Plaza, this food hall features nine elevated culinary concepts and a full bar. Choose from fast casual Mediterranean at El Pollo Verde, Italian at Cicci Di Carne, Western and Japanese fusion at Sa’ Moto and more. Visit Phipps Plaza for shopping. Street parking available or park in the parking garage.

Market Hall at Halcyon

6365 Halcyon Way, Alpharetta.

Dining spots at this hall include CT Al Pastor for Mexican-style tacos and bowls; Szechuan  Gu’s Dumplings; pizza parlor Holmes Slice; Mediterranean street food from Pita; build-your-own poke bowl with Sweet Tuna; hot dogs and American fare from The Original Hot Dog Factory and Kilwins for dessert. Halcyon also features  full-service restaurants, shopping and services. Events in the space include farm animal yoga and Halcyon Kids Club. Parking is free in the deck, but you can pay for premium parking.

Southern Feedstore

1245 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta.

With a focus on local flavors, this mini food hall is also a space for live music. Sip on coffee with Buteco, eat delicious sandwiches with Woody’s Cheesesteaks, combine the best of sweet and savory flavors with Waffle Bar, dig into decadent burgers with Sinful Sldrz, or slice up pizza with an authentic Brazilian twist with Brasiliana Pizza. Limited street parking is available.


925 Battery Ave., Atlanta.

Inspired by the hawker markets on the streets of Asia, get your fill of different Asian cuisines at this food hall in The Battery Atlanta. Taste a variety of beverages, meals or snacks, including ramen, curry dishes, dumplings, bubble tea and more. TAPS@PH’EAST offers 40 taps of craft beers, wine, sake and more, including cocktails curated to complement global cuisines. On non-event days, self-parking is free for the first two hours at the Red, Green, Yellow and Purple Decks; after that, prices are $10-$50.


Coming Soon:

Roswell Junction. 340 S. Atlanta St., Roswell.

Priví Stonecrest. 8020 Mall Pkwy., Stonecrest.

Chamblee Tap & Market. 3509 Broad St., Chamblee.

Switchman Hall. 1111 Ridge Ave., Atlanta.

Know Before You Go:

  • Check websites before visiting. Some food stalls may have different hours compared to the hall. Also, look at the events calendar that many food hall websites feature to choose the best day to head over or avoid based on your family’s preferences.
  • Be ready to be flexible. Since the stalls are located in different parts of the food hall, your family may need to divide and conquer to order and save a table. Some food may also be ready before other dishes, so decide ahead of time if normal table manners apply — wait until everyone has their food to start — or not.
  • Bring snacks for young kids. Again, the timing for lines, getting your food and finding a place to sit can be unpredictable. While this is all part of the fun of food halls, if you have little ones, be sure you bring some snacks that will keep them satisfied while you wait for the main event.

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