5 Tasty Places to Eat in Dekalb County, Georgia
I had the pleasure of visiting Dekalb County for the annual TMS (Travel Media Showcase) conference. While there, the Dekalb County tourism board knocked our socks off with delicious food from around the area. What came as a big surprise to me was that Dekalb has a substantial international food scene. An eight-mile stretch of Buford Highway, alone has nearly 200 restaurants, all local, mostly international. Have a look at these 5 tasty places to eat in Dekalb County, Georgia that will please your palate!
#1 Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
You don’t have to go to Kansas or North Carolina to find award-winning barbecue. You can find it right here in Georgia at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, a perfect choice for juicy and flavorful barbecue meats and classic side dishes. I recommend the beef brisket and amazing smoked chicken. Don’t skip the white sauce, which is typically referred to as Alabama white sauce everywhere else that I’ve been. Side dishes of baked beans, spicy stewed green beans, and macaroni & cheese pair perfectly with the rich meats. My friends raved about the smoked wings, too, but somehow I missed seeing those.
Noteworthy things about Fox Bros Bar-B-Q are that Andrew Zimmerman ate there, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives filmed there, and it is the official BBQ of the Atlanta Falcons.
#2 Matthew’s Cafeteria
You’ll find Matthew’s Cafeteria, a 1955 old-school cafeteria that even has red gingham tablecloths, in Tucker, Georgia. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or even the extensive catering choices at Matthew’s Cafeteria. While many of the menu items change daily, classic southern staples are always available. Mondays are for Fried Chicken, Beef Tips, and Stewed Tomatoes, while Tuesday is Chicken & Dumplings, Pot Roast, and Meatloaf. Some days repeat, but you can see the full weekly menu online. If Southern food isn’t your thing, maybe the pie and cobbler display at Matthew’s Cafeteria will tempt you as it did me.
#3 Roll It Up Ice Cream
If you haven’t tried the trendy rolled or liquid nitrogen ice cream, you are in for a real treat at Roll It Up Ice Cream, the first shop of this nature in Dekalb County. To order, choose your flavor combination from the menu on the wall (I like the Thaiphoon and Coffee Break), then watch as the custom-made ice creams are created in front of your very eyes. Rolled ice cream dishes typically hold seven rolls, perfect for sharing. For those seeking a creamier ice cream consistency, the liquid nitrogen ice cream option will do the trick. The finished product at Roll It Up comes out looking like a pretty flower, ready for its Instagram close-up. The treats taste as good as they look!
#4 Food Terminal
Food Terminal is a huge one-stop-shop restaurant with several types of upscale Asian cuisine under one roof. The dynamic menu looks more like an in-flight magazine. Food Terminal offers dishes from the Pacific and Asia (Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnamese, and everything in between), while the drink menu is equally as impressive. Be sure to try Grandma’s BBQ Pork, Thai Chicken Pan Mee, Five Spice Shrimp Rolls, and an ice-cold Thai or HK Milk Tea.
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#5 Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe
Another genius creation from the owners of Food Terminal, this is the place for all of your Asian-inspired sweet and savory treats. Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe is a self-serve bakery with a huge selection of fresh pastries and desserts, such as curry chicken puffs, Portuguese egg tarts, and vanilla buttercreams. Sandwiches are also available, but my eyes went to the more tantalizing suggestions such as the Spring Onion Hot Dog and red bean buns. I had to try the Spring Onion Hot Dog. The flavor combination between the meaty wiener, soft egg bread, savory spread, and sharp green onions was so delicious! For something unique, check out the money surprise unicorn cake.
Tasty Places in Dekalb County: A Palate Pleasing Visit
You can honestly eat your way around the world in Dekalb County. With so many local eats and so much international flair, you’ll literally have a party in your mouth. I hope you will enjoy the 5 tasty places to eat in Dekalb County that won’t break the bank.
To learn more about Dekalb County, visit their website.
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Thanks to TMS and Visit Dekalb County for hosting my travels. As with all of my posts, reviews and opinions are 100% mine and unbiased.
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