Top Mommy & Me Lunch Spots in Atlanta
American Girl Bistro
Bring your child’s favorite American Girl Doll along because she will have a seat at the table, too. Enjoy kid-friendly menu choices, and a girly atmosphere perfect for mom and daughter time.
Mom’s choice: Grilled Shrimp Santa Fe Salad
Kid’s choice: Perfect Picnic Time, a mini burger and hot dog served with pickles and a fruit kabob.
Bell Street Burritos
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.
Mom’s choice: Pick your own burrito, quesadilla or taco with toppings like steak, shrimp, vegetables and salsa.
Kid’s choice: Kid’s cheese quesadilla or their own pick of toppings.
Midtown/ Buckhead; Downtown; Inman Park. bellstreetburritos.com
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.
Mom’s choice: Roasted Portabella Mushroom Melt or Quinoa Paella
Kid’s choice: Soy Chicken Nuggets served with barbeque ketchup.
Buckhead; Sandy Springs. cafesunflower.com
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.
Mom’s choice: Bengali Fish Fry Sandwich or the Tandoori Chicken Salad
Kid’s choice: Kid’s Kathi Roll Tandoori Chicken
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.
Mom’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; Decatur; Westside. souperjennyatl.com
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.
Mom’s choice: Roasted chicken sandwich or shrimp po’ boy salad.
Kid’s choice: Peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich.
Tom and Chee
This casual eatery boasts a variety of grilled cheese sandwich combinations along with tasty soups. You can make combinations with different veggies, cheese and meats for a custom flavor. Your kids will love the custom doughnuts; choose from flavors like s’mores and caramelized banana.
Mom’s choice: Pepperoni Soup and Crunchy Grilled Chicken sandwich with parmesan garlic chips inside
Kid’s choice: Grilled Mac+Chee, a grilled cheese stuffed with macaroni, or the BLT+Chee
Atlanta; Kennesaw; Buford; Alpharetta. tomandchee.com
Victory Sandwich Bar
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).
Mom’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. vicsandwich.com
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.
Mom’s choice: “The Nat” with pesto, mozzarella, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and chicken.
Kid’s choice: Simple cheese pizza or they can pick any additional toppings.
Seven metro Atlanta locations. yourpie.com