Top Kid-Friendly Lunch Spots in Atlanta
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For vegans and vegetarians, this place serves up flavorful dishes with Caribbean, Asian and Southwest flare. They offer kids’ menu options with soy and vegetables instead of meat products.
Parent’s choice: Orzo Eggplant Lasagna
Kid’s choice: Bacon Beyond Burger
This burrito joint with fresh ingredients and a sleek interior, is a step up from fast-food Mexican places. Your kids will love to pick out their own toppings, or help you pick yours, and you will enjoy the homey booths and spicy flavors.
Parent’s choice: Pick your own burrito, quesadilla or taco with toppings like steak, shrimp, vegetables and salsa
Kid’s choice: Kid’s cheese quesadilla
Midtown/Buckhead; Krog Street; Tucker.
This restaurant boasts Indian-style street food with spicy, sweet and savory flavors in an eclectic atmosphere. The kids’ menu offers a delicious taste of India.
Parent’s choice: Bengali Fish Fry Sandwich or Chicken Kathi
Kid’s choice: Kid’s Kathi Roll
You order at the counter, and it has a mom’s kitchen feel that encourages you to put away your cell phone and talk to each other. The menu changes each day and the restaurant uses local produce from area farms.
Parent’s choice: Homemade soups, sandwiches and salads
Kid’s choice: PB&J, fruit, grilled cheese night and a King of Pops popsicle from the cooler
Brookhaven; Buckhead; Westside; Roswell; Decatur.
This flavor-packed gourmet sandwich bar is far from the traditional ham and cheese. At the Inman Park location, customers can buy “VICnic baskets” to enjoy on the BeltLine (four sandwiches, one side, two bags or chips, two sodas and Victory merchandise).
Parent’s choice: “The Hambo” with prosciutto, mozzarella, arugula, apple and reduced balsamic
Kid’s choice: Order a grilled cheese (not on the menu), or customize the sandwiches for picky eaters
Decatur; Inman Park.
Your kids will love watching the chefs toss up the dough right before their eyes, then make their pizza in the Italian brick oven. Pick your own dough, sauce and toppings, and then watch the pizza bubble and bake.
Parent’s choice: “Nat’s Chicken Pesto” with pesto, mozzarella, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and chicken
Kid’s choice: Simple cheese pizza, or they can pick any additional toppings
Multiple metro Atlanta locations.
Let your kids wander through the culinary market full of fresh meats, cheeses and baked goods among other gourmet picks, then order your favorites at the restaurant. Stop for your ice cream fix at Jeni’s next door.
Parent’s choice: Shrimp Po’ Boy or Italian Grinder
Kid’s choice: SP Fluffernutter