Atlanta, Georgia is FULL of good food, and Ponce City Market is one of the best places to take a tour of some of these culinary delights. If you’re heading to Atlanta AND you like food, keep reading because we’ve rounded up our top must try foods at the market.
From coffee to sweet treats, to ethnic cuisine and drinks, Ponce City Market has options for the whole family, no matter the age or dietary restriction. With 36 (!!!) dining options available in one place, choosing where to go can be a bit overwhelming.
I’ve rounded up my favorite picks at the market and put them in categories below to help make your choosing a little easier. For a complete, streamlined list of all the dining options available at the market, you can visit their website HERE. For more details and to see my favorite options, keep reading….
Retail Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Food Hall Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM **Some food vendors (including Skyline Park) will have different hours, so be sure to check each vendor's personal website before visiting.
Walking, running, cycling - Use the Beltline that connects to Ponce City Market Electric Scooters - Allowed on the Beltline but they have applied geofences to the scooters so that when on the pathways they are limited to maximum speeds of 8mph. Rideshare (Uber or Lyft) - Uber might be your best option when trying to get to Ponce City Market since the market can get very busy, especially on nights and weekends. Driving - While there is lots of parking at the market, none of it is free. If you’re hoping to drive yourself and save a few dollars, do know that you’ll still have to pay for parking. While the parking rates are relatively low, it’s still not free.
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What to eat & Drink at Ponce City Market
Dancing Goats Coffee Bar Ponce City Market has a few solid options in the coffee department. However, if you’re looking for a nice, relaxing environment to enjoy your coffee of coffee or espresso, Dancing Goat is the one for you. They have a few large tables inside, but their large, covered outdoor patio combined with a latte is what makes this space so enjoyable.
Spiller Park Coffee Spiller might have my favorite coffee in Ponce City Market. While neither of the coffee bean options they were roasting when we were there were even from Georgia, they were both from two of our favorite coffee shops in the USA and Canada: 49th Parallel (Vancouver, BC) and Intelligentsia (Chicago, IL).
Revelator Coffee While Revelator isn’t exactly local to Atlanta, it is local to the southeast region of the USA. With quality coffee and beautiful aesthetics, it’s not wonder their kiosk is housed inside West Elm. Grab a coffee and enjoy a little shopping around the various stores at Ponce City Market.
Five Daughters Technically Five Daughters is from Nashville, TN, but they’ve started to expand across the southeast and Ponce City Market is one of the first places they’ve decided to grace with their presence. To say their donuts are delightful would be an understatement.
Root Baking Co. Another bakery type sweet treat on the Ponce City Market campus is Root Baking Co., which is located on the second floor of the main building at the market (where they food hall is housed). With pastries aplenty (those croissants are yuuuum!) you’ll be sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth. Side note: they have a full bar, too.
Batter Cookie Dough While cookie dough is all the rage these days, nobody does it better than Better Cookie Dough. I might be biased because it’s the first cookie dough specific shop I ever visited, but it’s still stands as my favorite after having
Honeysuckle Gelato They don't call Atlanta "Hotlanta" for nothing. It gets very hot (and humid) in Atlanta making gelato the perfect sweet treat or those warmer days. We highly recommend dropping by Honeysuckle Gelato to try some of their delicious flavors when you stop by Ponce City Market, especially if it's one of the infamous hot days.
Minero While Minero is technically a Mexican restaurant, they have some of the best wings in town. That's a pretty big claim to make since Atlanta is known for wings, but it's true! We'd definitely recommend trying the wings if that's your thing, but the tacos are pretty hard to beat, too (especially the veggie taco, yuuum!). Oh! And you have to get the queso. It comes out with warm tortilla chips that are delicious!
Lucky Lotus Looking for a healthier option? Checkout Lucky Lotus which serves a variety of fresh smoothies and acai bowls. While I can't vouch for every item on their menu, they are look deliciously tempting!
Ton Ton If you like ramen, this place is for you. With a casual vibe set inside the food hall, this counter seat style restaurant is the perfect casual meets topnotch ramen option.
Bellina Alimentari Quality ingredients used to make classic Italian dishes served in a beautiful restaurant setting with both indoor and outdoor seating. If you have dietary restrictions, do know they have a pretty expansive including gluten free (which considering most Italian food is full of gluten, this is a win for you GF people!).
Botiwalla If you're looking for a food with a little more flavor, you can't go wrong with Botiwalla. This food hall vendor serves up authentic Indian cuisine that is making my mouth water just type about it right now.
Hop's Chicken It's the deep south so Atlanta knows its fried chicken. If you're looking for the real Georgian style cuisine, get yourself a fried chicken biscuit. You won't regret it.
Pancake Social Who doesn't love pancakes?! Of all the options on this list, this is probably the one that will please the greatest number of people in a large party. While pancakes are obviously their forte, they have a pretty large menu including sandwiches and even smoothies.
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