Food & Drink

Eat Your Way Around the World Without Leaving Atlanta

And you don’t even have to leave the house.

Governor Kemp has permitted restaurants to reopen as early as April 27. If you aren’t yet comfortable with returning to restaurants, you aren’t the only one -- many restaurants throughout the city have decided that their in-dining areas will remain closed for the foreseeable future. As the fight against the spread of COVID-19 continues, feel free to continue supporting the local food industry through delivery and takeout, especially the international establishments sprinkled throughout the city. Here’s your guide to how you can eat globally in Atlanta from the comfort and safety of your home.

Australian: Australian Bakery Cafe

Marietta
Australia is a long way from Atlanta, but thanks to Georgia’s resident Aussie cafe, you can still have a taste of Australian staples. The restaurant specializes in meat pies, but it’s also offering groceries and meat selections to help with social distancing efforts. Grab a pack of meat pies and consider your global food tour a success.
How to order: Curbside pickup via call-in; delivery through Postmates; overnight delivery for Georgia online orders

British: Olde Blind Dog

Brookhaven
Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub is Atlanta’s little sliver of the UK. With pub go-to’s like fish & chips available for delivery and curbside pickup, you don’t have to go another day without delicious comfort food. Olde Blind Dog is also offering family-style versions of select entrées, including Irish-style meatloaf, blackened chicken pasta, and bangers and mash.
How to order: $15.75, curbside pickup via ChowNow; delivery through DoorDash, Uber Eats, Postmates, and Grubhub

Cuban: Papi’s Cuban Grill

Multiple locations
With locations sprinkled throughout Metro Atlanta, there’s no reason for you not to get your hands on some Cuban cuisine. Papi’s Cuban Grill is offering pickup and delivery at its Midtown, Emory, Stockbridge, Kennesaw, and Lawrenceville locations, so kick your food tour off with some Caribbean flavor.
How to order: Pickup through ChowNow or delivery through DoorDash

Ethiopian: Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

Emory Point
If good food truly instills happiness within you, then Desta, which literally means joy, is the Ethiopian spot for you. The byproduct of two Ethiopian immigrants, Desta Ethiopian Kitchen has grown from its inception in 2006 into an East African staple in Atlanta. Luckily, the restaurant continues to serve sambusa, tibs, and other great dishes through takeout and delivery options.
How to order: Pickup via ChowNow and call-in; delivery through Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates and DoorDash

French: Petite Violette

North Atlanta
Atlanta has a rich French food scene, and Petite Violette is working hard to keep that culinary community alive with curbside takeout and delivery. In addition to what you’d probably expect from a French restaurant -- escargot, steak-frites, etc -- Petite Violette’s menu has a nice splash of German dishes as well.
How to order: Curbside pickup via call-in; delivery through Uber Eats

German: Kurt’s Euro Bistro

Duluth
Kurt’s Euro Bistro is one of the restaurants in Atlanta that has decided to remain closed past April 27, but it will continue offering curbside services in the meantime. The German eatery is currently operating Monday through Saturday, with different daily curbside specials and specialty wines and biers available to-go.
How to order: $9.95, takeout; curbside pickup via ChowNow

Italian: Lyla Lila

Midtown
Located in the heart of Midtown, this southern European restaurant brings a unique flare to Italian cuisine. Its menu changes every day, so you can enjoy a welcomed dose of spontaneity when grabbing your soup, salad, or pasta kit. Lyla Lila offers takeout Wednesdays through Sundays from 4pm to 8pm, so plan your food tour appropriately.
How to order: Takeout via call-in or email

Jamaican: Dat Fire Jerk Chicken

Castleberry Hill
If its name wasn’t enough of a hint, Dat Fire Jerk Chicken has a reputation for pumping out mouthwatering Jamaican dishes. The Northside Drive staple hasn’t missed a step throughout the pandemic, so Atlantans have been able to safely satisfy their cravings for oxtails, jerk chicken, and other traditional Jamaican recipes.
How to order: Delivery through DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats

Korean: Squid Noodle at So Kong Dong

Doraville
If you’ve been contemplating trying Korean cui, now is the perfect time. So Kong Dong Tofu House, a restaurant in the Pinetree West Shopping Center on Buford Highway, offers Korean barbeque as well as tofu soups, Korean pancakes, bibimbap, and much more. Available for pickup and delivery, So Kong Dong makes for a tasty closer to your Asian food expedition and a great penultimate stop on your global food journey.
How to order: Curbside pickup via So Kong Dong’s website; delivery through DoorDash, Uber Eats, Postmates and Grubhub

Laotian: Snackboxe Bistro

Doraville
For a taste of Southeast Asian street food, you’ve gotta give Snackboxe Bistro a shot. Located in Doraville, the restaurant specializes in Laotian cuisine, including sticky rice, laap, and savory soups. Although Snackboxe Bistro has revealed that it plans to remain closed until further notice, it will still continue to offer takeout, curbside, and delivery services.
How to order: Pickup via call-in and Snackboxe Bistro’s website; delivery through Uber Eats, DoorDash, Postmates, and Grubhub

Morroccan: Marrakesh Market

Old Fourth Ward
Housed in Ponce City Market, Marrakesh Market boasts a diverse menu of Meditterannean dishes, from falafel to baba ganoush. The pocket-friendly restaurant also brings a health-conscious approach to its authentic regional fare by offering gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. If you can’t choose what to try first, go with the Mezze Plate, which comes with your choice of four mezze for a great price.
How to order: Curbside pickup via call-in; delivery through Postmates and DoorDash

Nigerian: Fad Fine Dining

Marietta
For a fresh taste of West Africa, look no further than Fad Fine Dining. The family-owned and operated restaurant boasts some of the most highly revered Nigerian food in Atlanta. From pepper snail to jollof rice, its menu is packed with traditional dishes that will have you returning to Fad Fine Dining long after the pandemic is over.
How to order: Delivery through Uber Eats and DoorDash

Punjabi: Bhojanic

Buckhead
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Indian restaurant Bhojanic has been dedicated to bringing Punjabi cuisine and North Indian homestyle food to customers with as minimal contact as possible. As part of its Touchless Takeout campaign, Bhojanic is taking orders through PayPal, offering pickups at Catering Kitchen, and delivering to select neighborhoods.
How to order: Pickup via call-in; delivery through Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Bhojanic (to select neighborhoods)

Spanish: The Iberian Pig

Buckhead and Decatur
Pig out on tapas from one of Atlanta’s premier Spanish restaurants -- The Iberian Pig. Contactless pickup and delivery are available at both its Buckhead and Decatur locations, with menus chock-full of traditional Spanish dishes. Meal kits and package specials are also available, including taco kits, picnic charcuteries, and empanadas and tapas party boxes.
How to order: Curbside pickup via The Iberian Pig’s website; delivery through DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, and The Iberian Pig (to zip codes 30030, 30037, 30002, 30333, and 30307)

Thai: Asian Street Fare

Old Fourth Ward
With restaurants like Hawkers Asian Street Fare are offering delivery and curbside pickup, the only thing standing between you and Asian street market food is your fingertips. Inspired by the traditional and modern Asian street vendors called “hawkers,” Hawkers Asian Street Fare’s menu features street food from all the continent, though we especially love its Thai dishes. In the wake of COVID-19 the Old Fourth Ward location is offering family-style meals as well.
How to order: Curbside pickup via Hawkers Asian Street Fare’s website; delivery through DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub

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Joshua Robinson is a contributor for Thrillist who hopes you continue to stay safe, and as these weird times just got even weirder.