Atlanta’s culinary scene is particularly vibrant thanks to its diverse population. Areas like Buford Highway, Duluth, and Clarkston offer food from all corners of the world. Domestic and Western food in both classic and new styles can be found all throughout the city as well, most notably in areas such as Decatur, Midtown, and Downtown. Yelp, Chowbus and Google are helpful websites/apps for searching local restaurants and reading reviews to help you choose from so many delicious options.
Approximately 15 minutes from Emory’s Atlanta campus by car, Buford Highway and its surrounding area is home to a diverse selection of food including the following cuisines: Korean, Mexican, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Bangladeshi, Central American, Somali, Ethiopian, and more. In addition to restaurants, Buford Highway also contains many international grocery stores and cafes as well as the Buford Highway Farmer’s Market (5600 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340).
Peachtree Pavilion Shopping Center (6035 Peachtree Blvd, Doraville, GA 30360)
Adjacent to Buford Highway in the Doraville area, the Peachtree Pavilion Shopping Center features the Super H Mart Grocery store which is a large Korean grocery store that offers many East Asian foods and produce. In addition to the grocery store, the surrounding storefronts include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese cuisine.
Chinatown Mall (5383 New Peachtree Rd Suite C, Chamblee, GA 30341):
This shopping center features several Chinese restaurants as well as a food court and a Chinese grocery store.
Patel Plaza (1711 Church St, Decatur, GA 30033):
Only about a 5-10 minute drive from Emory’s campus, Patel Plaza is a shopping center centered around an Indian grocery store that also contains several Indian restaurants.
Jimmy Carter Boulevard
Conveniently located off Interstate 85 (I-85), the Jimmy Carter Blvd area has restaurants serving food from China, The Dominican Republic, India, Japan, Mexico Vietnam, and more.
One of the most diverse areas not only in Atlanta but also in the entire United States, the Clarkston area is home to people and food from every corner of the world including Africa, East Asia, and the Middle East.
A short distance from Emory’s campus, downtown Decatur is popular for its trendy restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines. Also, check out the Dekalb Farmer’s Market (3000 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur) for groceries from all over the world!
Northeast of Atlanta, the Duluth area is renowned for its numerous East Asian restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, and coffee shops.
The midtown and downtown areas of Atlanta offer all styles of food both domestic and international and have offerings for every budget.
Some 2021 Restaurant Recommendations
Little Bangkok (Thai)
2225 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324,
5150 Buford Hwy NE A-170, Doraville, GA 30340
Nam Phuong (Vietnamese)
4051 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
Shoya Izakaya (Japanese)
6035 Peachtree Rd. #A10 Doraville, GA 30360
Top Spice (Thai/Malaysian)
3007 N Druid Hills Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30329
Chat Patti (Indian)
1707 church street, suite C-7 Decatur, GA 30033
Himalayan Spice (Indian/Nepali)
2773 Clairmont Rd NE Atlanta GA 30329
Panahar Bangladeshi Cuisine (Bangladeshi)
3375 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30329
1677 Scott Boulevard, Decatur, Georgia 30033
Middle Eastern and Mediterranean
Mediterranean Bakery and Sandwich (Lebanese)
3362 Chamblee-Tucker Rd. Atlanta, GA 30341
2126 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
3086 Briarcliff Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329
1520 Avenue Place, B1-140Atlanta, GA 30329
2250 Marietta Blvd NE Suite 206 Atlanta, GA 30318
Your Dekalb Farmer’s Market
3000 East Ponce De Leon Ave Decatur, Georgia 30030
Located not too far from the Emory campus, this market offers a wide variety of spices, produce, meats, desserts, and more from all around the world.
Buford Highway Farmer’s Market
5600 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340
A massive supermarket with aisles dedicated to the foods of specific countries and a large produce section. The market’s location further down Buford Highway makes it the perfect stop after exploring the area’s other delicious offerings.
Great Wall Supermarket (大中华超市)
2300 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096
Specializing in Chinese food products and goods, this supermarket is a must visit for anyone who enjoys Chinese food.
6035 Peachtree Rd Bldg b, Doraville, GA 30360
Part of a supermarket chain specializing in Asian foods. H Mart’s Doraville location is the closest to Emory although it also has three other locations in the greater Atlanta area.
Hong Kong Supermarket
5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, GA 30093
Large Asian supermarket offering both frozen and fresh seafood, meat, and produce. Conveniently located off of interstate 85.