Best Cities in the US for Foodies-Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia is one of the Best Cities in the USA for Foodies. Atlanta is a food lover’s paradise with the diversity, history, and various geographical food hubs in metro Atlanta. Atlanta is one of the top 20 foodie cities in the United States, and for good reason. You can find any kind of food you could crave.

Dominique Maddox a Restaurant Broker and Founder of EATS Broker says,” Atlanta is not only the capital of Georgia but also home to the new Southern food movement. I started EATS Restaurant Brokers in Atlanta because the city has a booming food culture.

Atlanta has been ranked in Zagat’s 30 most exciting food cities in America.  The city has been named one of the 50 foodie capitals of the world for it is 44 national cuisine offerings.”

Atlanta is known for more than its sports teams and Southern hospitality; did you know 14 of your favorite food chains started right here in metro Atlanta?


Applebee’s (Decatur 1980)

Cheeseburger Bobby’s (Kennesaw 2007)

Chick-fil-A (Hapeville 1946)

Flying Biscuit (Candler Park 1993)

Great American Cookies (Dunwoody 1977)

Huddle House (Decatur 1964)

LongHorn Steakhouse (Atlanta 1981)

Mellow Mushroom (Atlanta 1974)

Moe’s Southwest Grill (Atlanta 2000)

Taqueria del Sol (Atlanta 2000)

Taco Mac Sports Grill (Virginia-Highland 1974)

Ted’s Montana Grill (Atlanta 2002)

Waffle House (Avondale Estates 1955)

Varsity (Atlanta 1928)

Atlanta is the American South’s new foodie capital with over 12,000 restaurants in the metro area. Enjoy the southern charm or international influence in the food in Midtown, Westside, Downtown, Old Fourth Ward, Kirkwood, Buckhead, and East Atlanta.

Atlanta ranks high compared to other cities when it comes to food affordability and diversity. New York, NY ranks numbers #1, while Atlanta ranks in the top 20. Atlanta is an easy city to underestimate when it comes to food, but the city is starting to collect attention from some of the top restauranteurs in America.

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