Foodie Blogger Favorites

A local food blogger gives us her top three restaurants in the city. They're indulgent and full of flavor, just like the south.

It’s hard to bottle down my favorite restaurants in Atlanta because there are so many good options.

But my top three favorite restaurants in Atlanta would have to be Tropical Caribbean Cuisine (Norcross), Le Petit Marche (Kirkwood/Decatur), and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken (Little Five).

Tropical Caribbean Cuisine is a home-style Caribbean restaurant in Norcross. They serve an array of authentic cuisine, such as jerk chicken, rice and peas, stew beef, curry chicken, etc. My absolute favorite combo is the Island Chicken with jerk chicken rice and collard greens. The island chicken is made with this creamy, slightly spicy sauce that tastes delicious doused over the rice. They have large servings, so you’ll be sure to leave full and happy. If you’re not sure what to get, that’s ok because they’ll let you sample anything before buying (yay!).

Le Petit Marche is an adorable brunch spot in the Kirkwood/Decatur area. They’re the perfect place to visit on the weekend with friends and family, as they usually have live music and a nice outdoor area for a sunny day. They have a beautiful interior and the abundance of natural light gives this place a very welcoming ambiance. Everything they serve tastes fresh – my favorites are their croissant sandwiches and grits bowl. They have both breakfast and lunch items and everything on the menu is very affordable.

I cannot say enough about Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. I have visited this chicken spot an embarrassing number of times. The wings, the tenders, the hot chicken sandwich – everything’s just YUMMY! This Nashville-based restaurant is a must try if you want some juicy, tender, flavorful chicken. They have different spice levels for those that don’t particularly like heat. Their sides are also very good. I recommend going their either early or late in the day because the lunchtime line can easily run you an hour wait (but it’s so worth it).

Kierra Johnson

I was born and raised in Rome, GA. I moved to Atlanta for school (Go Jackets!). and never looked back. I love the city and everything it has to offer - ESPECIALLY the food. There are so many different cultures that contribute to Atlanta's culinary scene. I've always loved taking pictures and became a huge Yelper over the last two years and recently decided to start my own Instagram page (@HerFoodLife) to showcase all the wonderful restaurants in the city.