The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Awesome Alpharetta

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In Alpharetta, Georgia, you’ll find a unique foodie culture with culinary influences from nearby Atlanta plus downhome, Southern traditions from the surrounding North Georgia mountains and charming, small towns. A true hidden gem, the city is home to an eclectic blend of eateries where you can enjoy modern, craft cocktails or turn the corner for some made-from-scratch biscuits and gravy just a block away. Whatever craving you’re out to satisfy, know you’re in for a drool-worthy meal you won’t soon forget.

Downtown Alpharetta Culinary Experiences

Breakfast + Brunch

It’s not called the most important meal of the day for nothing. Good thing for you the beloved breakfast (and brunch) options in Alpharetta are bottomless. Here are a few can’t-miss eats for the early risers.

Da Vinci’s Donuts: Donuts without the guilt? They do exist! Well, depending on your self control that is. Da Vinci’s adorably petit, cake-style donuts are light and tender with a slight crunch. Choose from over 20 unique flavors and a variety of toppings like maple bacon, tiramisu, french toast and salted caramel. Each one hand-dipped and individually created right at the counter. Try one and you’ll see the difference.

Maple Street Biscuit: Comfort food with a modern twist. That’s how Maple Street Biscuit describes their food. We describe it with a drool-face emoji. Do yourself a favor and get there as soon as possible. And, go with your celebrity crush in mind because that’s how they call your order.

Flatlands Bourbon and Bayou: Flatlands is bringing a taste of the Louisiana Bayou to downtown Alpharetta, and while they’ve got incredible drinks, dinner and more, we’ve got our appetites set on their brunch menu.


Southern Classics

Don’t forget, this is Georgia, so we do the classics right. Tantalize your taste buds at these Southern hotspots.

South Main Kitchen: Brussel sprouts with comeback sauce. Burgers with pimento cheese and Benton’s bacon. Stuffed collards with skillet cornbread. Hungry yet? Locally sourced, seasonal ingredients…

Butcher and Brew: Brought to you by the owners of South Main Kitchen, Butcher and Brew is a different type of neighborhood sports pub. Food and drink is the main attraction with 20 craft beers on tap, signature cocktails, soups, salads, sandwiches and more.

Village Tavern: It doesn’t get more Southern than pimiento cheese dip, but if you prefer something heartier you’ll also find street tacos, flatbreads and steaks on the menu.

Dining at Alpharetta's Avalon

Happy Hour

Happy hour is a foodie experience all on its own, and Alpharetta is serving up some tempting options that’ll have you asking, “Is it 5 o’clock yet?”

Colletta: Half off apps, $8 pizzas, $5 select wine and draft beer, Monday – Friday, 5 – 7 p.m. This Italian eatery in Avalon promises excellence from the kitchen with seasonal menus filled with wood-fire oven pizza, pastas and small plates.

Truck and Tap Alpharetta: Ok, this isn’t happy hour. This is a rotating lineup of food trucks like Meatballerz, Yumbii and Cousins Maine Lobster. Oh, and craft beer, of course. No reservations. No fancy clothes. What more could you want?

MADE Kitchen and Cocktails: As if the industrial chic decor isn’t impressive enough, wait until you see the drink menu. MADE’s wine list combines Spain’s most popular varietals with lesser known grapes. Local breweries and those found on every corner in Barcelona are well represented.

Avalon 2016

Sweet Eats

Searching for the perfect after-dinner spot to satisfy that sweet tooth? We’ve got you.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream: A local favorite. An ice cream icon. Trust us, you need Jeni’s in your life, and it’s worth waiting in line.
Scream’n Nuts: Ice cream. Donuts. Coffee. That’s our favorite kind of food pyramid.

Southern Baked Pie: Birthday parties. Anniversaries. Tuesdays. Life should be celebrated with pie. And no one helps you achieve just that better than Southern Baked Pie. Find decadent flavors and specialty selections made from seasonal fresh fruit and local ingredients.

Fuzziwigs: Get your fill of assorted candies that spark all the nostalgic feels.

New Eats

We have new, noteworthy eateries popping up constantly. Here are the latest.

Restaurant Holmes has an array of shareable dishes on the menu and a tight list of cocktails, beers and wines. Citizen Soul is the perfect spot to unwind with your favorite folks thanks to a great outdoor lounge area that features a lava rock firepit. Providing chef-prepared meals, creative cuisine, and fine food-related gifts, The Savory Gourmet is Alpharetta’s new local destination for exceptional ingredients, fresh meats, cheeses, breads, sandwiches, soups, and sweets. Andy’s Frozen Custard exclusively sells frozen custard treats with a wide variety from simple vanilla or chocolate cones to seasonal favorites like Pumpkin Pie Concretes and Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes. Fan-favorite Ippolito’s Neighborhood Italian recently reopened in Alpharetta – queue the melt-in-your-mouth garlic rolls and tasty pasta dishes! Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse offers a traditional Brazilian “churrasco” with over a dozen meat skewer selections, seafood dishes and salad options to complete the cultural epicurean experience.