When you have the urge to run to the drive-thru, turn the other way and pick up a homemade dish at these local places.

Mom’s Table

Exactly like the name, when you step into the 1950s-style kitchen you are transported back in time to mom or grandma’s table. Try heat-and-eat options such as pot roast, spaghetti pie or chicken and dumplings. Roswell.

Oakhurst Market

Mon.-Thurs. you can stop by and pick up a hot dinner for two or four people, but make sure you order by 2 p.m. because some meals sell out. Menu suppers change weekly and are listed on the website and social media. Or try the grab-n-go hot dinners ready by 5 p.m. each day. Try the baked chicken and mashed potatoes or the shrimp and grits. Decatur.


All of the food is made from scratch including sauces and stocks. The dishes made each day are refrigerated and ready to pop in the oven. Dishes made days prior are frozen solid and need time to thaw, which they are happy to do three-hours prior to your pick-up time. Favorites include: meatloaf and potatoes or chicken and biscuits. Virginia Highland.

For an even easier fix, have your meals delivered:

Atlanta Meal Prep

Order made-from-scratch meals with a minimum of five meals per order. Prices range from $76-$450, and you can also add on snacks. Deliveries made around metro Atlanta.

Good Measure Meals

An easy way to observe nutritional needs such as specific calorie intake and food allergens, Good Measure Meals prepare weekly meal plans to choose from. Pick from 5, 10, 15 or 21 meals. With a weekly delivery schedule, you can easily grab a week’s worth of meals.

Dinner A’Fare

These meal kits are an easy way to feed your family with 30 minutes or less dinners. Choose your meals from the family-friendly menu, and pick your delivery date for a homecooked meal without the stress.

– Teresa Farkas

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