When the person you locked eyes with over heirloom tomatoes at the farmer’s market tells you they’re vegan, take them to Cafe Sunflower. Go for brunch and get the “chicken and waffles” and blueberry pancakes. Or head here for dinner to share a few appetizers. Their desserts (especially the key lime pie) will make you debate going vegan, if it was guaranteed that everything you ate would be this great.
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Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
King + Duke
The entire menu at King + Duke is roasted on an open hearth, and includes lots of meat, some fish, and very few vegetables.
Yebo Beach Haus
This unique spot in Buckhead is a beach house for half the year and a ski house for the other, serving South African-inspired dishes.
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Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
There are lots of biscuits in Atlanta, but Callie’s in the Highlands has some of our favorites, with 7 different flavors and sandwich options.
Go to Beetlecat in Inman Park to sit on a patio and eat great seafood, or to drink in a basement bar that looks straight out of That ’70s Show.
Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits
Watchman’s in Inman Park feels a little like a beach vacation, with a seafood-heavy menu and a long list of oysters.
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Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante
Storico is one of our favorite spots for Italian, especially pasta, but you can also shop their Italian grocery and take pasta-making classes.
Terra Terroir might be in a strip mall, but once you get a glass of wine and sit on the back patio, you’d never know.
Blue Ridge Grill
Blue Ridge Grill looks like an expensive ski lodge, with a seafood-leaning menu (with meat options), and is great for a group or a date.
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