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Doing Downtown Alpharetta

April 25, 2017

Take a stroll through the historic streets of downtown Alpharetta where locally owned eateries and charming shops pave the way to a perfect outing.


Downtown Alpharetta boasts more than 15 chef-driven restaurants. From unique and modern donut shops to restaurants that feature authentic Cajun flair to family recipes, the downtown Alpharetta culinary experience is catered to you. Downtown foodie finds include Da Vinci’s Donuts, voted one of the top donut shops by Thrillist. Whether on the hunt for a grab-and-go breakfast or sweet indulgence, Da Vinci’s menu items and design-your-own donut concept score top marks with visitors and locals alike. For a taste of history, Mittie’s Café on Main is a local favorite. Guests can sample two chicken salad recipes, each passed down by the families of both President Jimmy Carter and President Theodore Roosevelt. Tradition is held in high regard at Mittie’s, with high tea held Tuesdays and Thursdays. Flatlands Bourbon and Bayou has been recently added to the Alpharetta cuisine scene, offering Cajun favorites such as Alligator Bites, Cajun Oysters and their signature Cajun Shrimp Pasta.


With year-round festivals and events, there is never a dull moment in downtown Alpharetta. Make sure to visit the Alpharetta Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Here you’ll find an array of locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and more. Food and fun are not mutually exclusive in Alpharetta. Swing by Alpharetta Food Truck Alley on Thursday evenings for some local flavor. Every week Food Truck Alley features six to eight rotating local food vendors and live music, but there is always plenty more to explore. Wander the Alpharetta History Walk where twenty-two historical markers, located within walking distance of one another, tell the story of Alpharetta’s past.


With more than 20 unique stores, the downtown Alpharetta shopping scene is sure to satisfy. From throwback albums at Comeback Vinyl, to trendy home décor at Bekel + Design, the shopping scene in Downtown Alpharetta will not disappoint – just be sure to leave room in your suitcase!


With so much to do, why not stay the weekend? Check out Alpharetta’s hotels for affordable ways to add a little more awesome to your next weekend getaway. Spring is here, and that means more food, fun and festivities – many of which are held downtown. Stay up-to-date with spring happenings in Alpharetta by becoming an Alpharetta Insider.