Hi! We’re the Toddler Foodies. We and our national network of bloggers like to visit local restaurants and rate them for kid-friendliness. You can check out our reviews at www.thetoddlerfoodies.com.
We’re so happy to have a chance to give Atlanta Eats readers our thoughts on some local restaurants. For our first article, we’re highlighting our favorite kid-friendly Atlanta patios – because what’s better than having a great meal in a welcoming environment while basking in the rays of the beautiful Georgia sun?
Shake Shack (Buckhead)
Why We Love It: You really can’t beat burgers, hot dogs, fries, and frozen custard treats made with top-notch ingredients. And the rooftop patio is a super cool spot to watch the traffic roll by on Peachtree Street.
Why Our Parents Love It: “Top-notch ingredients” means organic veggies and fruits, all-natural meat and dairy products, and non-GMO bread. Shake Shack is in the Buckhead Shops retail complex, which has lots of great stores that mommies and daddies alike can appreciate. Oh, and Shake Shack serves craft beer and wine.
Toddler Foodie Tips: Parking is available in the Buckhead Shops deck; Shake Shack will validate your parking ticket. For more, tips check out our TodFoo™ review!
Our Favorite Dish: The ‘Shroom Burger, a fried Portobello mushroom stuffed with melted cheese served atop a potato roll.
Park Tavern (Midtown)
Why We Love It: Because it’s right next to Piedmont Park. If we’re at Park Tavern, it usually means a trip to the playground, splash fountain, or bike riding excursion is in store (or has already happened).
Why Our Parents Love It: The patio is huge and opens up directly onto the park. Park Tavern also has a full bar, offers live music many days, and is a fun environment that makes them feel youthful and rejuvenated.
Toddler Foodie Tips: Check the Park Tavern calendar before visiting – they sometimes host events that are 21+ only or not kid-friendly. Parking can be difficult in this area on busy days, so prepare to park on the street if deck/gravel lot parking is not available.
Our Favorite Dish: Cheesy, melty King Crab & Lobster Dip, served with pita chips.
Chai Pani (Decatur)
Why We Love It: Chai Pani offers some of the tastiest “Indian street food” in town, but also has a creative kids menu (plus crayons!) for tummies that aren’t quite ready for Indian spices.
Why Our Parents Love It: Fantastic service and really tasty, all-natural food.
Toddler Foodie Tips: The patio isn’t very big, and it opens onto the parking lot. The tables on the patio also don’t accommodate parties of more than 4 people, unless the restaurant is willing to push tables together.
Our Favorite Dish: Kale Pakoras, fried fritters made of chopped kale and Indian spices, served with a cool, tangy yogurt sauce.
Stay tuned for more from The Toddler Foodies! In the meantime, be sure to watch Atlanta Eats every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on Peachtree TV to get an inside look at Atlanta’s best restaurants!