Taste of Alpharetta

May 8, 2025

5-10 PM
Downtown Alpharetta

The Taste of Alpharetta boasts an unforgettable array of culinary magic throughout the area’s charming downtown. This annual event will celebrate the vibrant food community of Alpharetta through dining events, cooking demos, culinary collaborations, and tasting tents galore.

Rain or shine, locals and visitors alike will be treated to savory, sweet, spicy, and umami dishes from over 60 of Alpharetta’s best restaurants. Previous Taste-goers have discovered everything from elevated Southern cuisine to authentic Korean BBQ, pillow-soft masa tacos to hand-dipped cake donuts, and lots of other stomach growl-inducing specialties.

Admission is free, but food ticket purchases are required. Restaurants participating in the Taste of Alpharetta will not accept cash. Restaurants charge $2-8 per food sample.

2024 Participating Restaurants

  1. 2BWhole Gluten Free Bakery
  2. Abby’s Mediterranean Grill
  3. Aberdeen Steakhouse
  4. Andy’s Frozen Custard
  5. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
  6. Benihana
  7. Beto’s Tacos
  8. Bowl Shi
  9. Brimstone Restaurant & Tavern
  10. BurgerFi
  11. Butcher & Brew
  12. Cactus Cantina
  13. Cafe Efendi
  14. Carrie’s at The Hamilton
  15. Cattle Shed Wine & Steak Bar
  16. Citizen Soul
  17. Coalition Steak and Seafood
  18. Coletta
  19. Crave Cookies
  20. Curry Up Now
  21. Delbar
  22. Eggroll Boyz
  23. Flying Biscuit Cafe
  24. Fogon and Lions
  25. Foundation Social Eatery
  26. Great Harvest Bakery/Cafe
  27. Hen Mother Cookhouse
  28. Ippolito’s – Alpharetta
  29. It’s a Sweet Life Bakery
  30. Jack’s Feed Store
  31. Jang Su Sang Korean B.B.Q.
  32. Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
  33. Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ
  34. Jinya Ramen Bar
  35. Kona Grill
  36. Lapeer Steak & Seafood
  37. Little Tokyo
  38. M Thai Street Food
  39. Melting Pot
  40. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
  41. Miller’s Ale House
  42. Minnie Olivia Pizzeria
  43. Monkey 68 
  44. Morningbirds Restaurant
  45. Nonnina’s Pizzeria & Cucina
  46. Nothing Bundt Cakes
  47. Pampas
  48. Persian Basket Kitchen & Bar
  49. Ponko Chicken
  50. Rock N’ Roll Sushi
  51. Sahara Cafe
  52. Sankranti Restaurant
  53. Smallcakes Cupcakery
  54. Snooze AM Eatery
  55. Sorella Vicina
  56. South Main Kitchen
  57. Suite 200 Sports Grille
  58. Sucheros
  59. Tacos & Tequilas
  60. Taqueria Tsunami
  61. The Ginger Room
  62. The Southern Pocket
  63. Truck & Tap
  64. Up on the Roof
  65. Vas Kouzina
  66. Vito’s Pizza & Ristorante
  67. Vitality Bowls


Alpharetta’s Culinary Competition

Alpharetta’s Culinary Competition Unveils Top Dishes Ahead of Taste of Alpharetta on May 9. Alpharetta restaurants faced off in a culinary showdown leading up to the longest-running “Taste of” event in Metro Atlanta. The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau, in collaboration with the City of Alpharetta, announces the winners of the inaugural Alpharetta Culinary Competition held on Thursday, April 25.

The 2024 Alpharetta Culinary Competition featured blind judging and was open to participating Taste of Alpharetta restaurants with a permanent location within Alpharetta city limits. Restaurants were tasked with presenting a signature dish from their year-round menu. Attendees of Taste of Alpharetta on May 9 will have the opportunity to sample dishes from all participating restaurants.

– Best Appetizer: Shrimp Toast from Lapeer Steak & Seafood
– Best Entrée: Mixed Grill Kabob from Café Efendi Mediterranean Restaurant
– Best Dessert: Açaí Bowl from Vitality Bowls Alpharetta

Kidz Zone

Let the little ones unleash their energy with all-you-can-play access to new games, rides, inflatables, and challenge courses in the Kidz Zone. Attendees can purchase one wristband for $15 or bundle it for extra savings and get two for $25 or three for $30.

Kidz Zone activities include: Ninja Tower Klime WallNinja Warrior Obstacle Wall & 22’ SlidePhantom’s Revenge Pirate Ship RideTreasure Island Water Race GameGone Viral Photo Op Booth80’s Boom Box Jumbo Bounce HouseSpacewalker XL Bounce HouseThe Floor is Lava Wipeout GameMidway Carnival Obstacle CourseSports Zone 3 Play Game

People’s Choice Awards

Let your taste buds decide! Vote online for your favorite flavors from the event to help recognize outstanding culinary talent.

Award categories include:
Best Overall Restaurant
The Rookie Award
Tried & True
Best Vegetarian Dish

Best Street Food Cast your vote on May 9 between 5 p.m. and midnight through the Taste of Alpharetta app. Winners will be announced on Facebook and Instagram

Locally Grown

Locally Grown is an educational play space for the community to learn about all aspects of the food system through hands-on activities. Gain a deeper connection to the food you eat by learning about soil health, the importance of pollinators, local farm programs, and more!

This year’s Locally Grown organizations include AGaretta Box, Alpharetta High School Raiders Culinary, Cambridge High School FFA, Fresh Harvest, Fulton Science Academy, Milton Bee Club, North Fulton Farm Bureau, North Fulton Young Farmers, and UGA Extension – Fulton County.