The Best Dishes On Buford Highway | Best Things We Ate



At Atlanta Eats, we…well…eat. A lot. And each week, we’re sharing the dishes that stand out the most. Recently, we made the most delicious journey down Buford Highway. The episode airs on February 7th at 10:30AM on Peachtree TV. Check out a preview of the episode here.

If you want to show off your culinary prowess, be sure to tag us on Twitter at @AtlantaEatsTV and use #BestThingIAte. If we choose your submission, you’ll win dinner for 2 at one of our favorite places in town!

Plantains at Havana

For 30 years Havana has been satisfying the Cuban cravings of Atlanta. We started off here and while everything from the sandwich to the black beans were incredible, the stars of the show were these plantains. Question: It’s completely OK to eat one’s weight in plantains for breakfast right? Asking for a friend…



Salsa Bar at El Senor Taco

I am a condiment girl. I am also a taco girl. Those two things come together in beautiful harmony with the salsa bar at El Senor Taco. Filled with salsas and sauces of every heat level, fresh melon and pickled everything, this was Heaven.


Fresh Baguette at Lee’s Bakery

When you want to dip your toe into Vietnamese food, there is one place that everybody and their neighbor will recommend; Lee’s Bakery. And it’s for a good reason. Between bahn mi and pho, they have it covered. And the base of their bahn mi is their wonderfully fluffy French baguette. Light and airy on the inside with just enough pull. With one bite don’t be surprised if that toe dip turns into a full dive.

leesbread2.jpgPhoto Credit: Mara Davis (@maradavis2000)

Drink Break at El Taco Veloz

Horchata and  fresh pineapple juice at Taco Veloz were refreshing and perfect with the fresh made tacos.

tacoveloz2.jpgPhoto Credit: Mara Davis (@maradavis2000)

Shrimp Poboy at Crawfish Shack

Still one of the best sandwiches in Atlanta. Fresh, sweet shrimp are tossed in a light cornmeal batter and fried just enough. And that remoulade? Please….more…now….


Pastries at Sweet Hut

If you’re a dessert fiend, stop what you’re doing and get yourself to Sweet Hut immediately. Whether you want something sweet or savory they will take care of your craving. Our favorites are any of their light yet rich cream puffs or cakes with thick white icing that will have you counting down the days until your next birthday.


Chengdu Cold Noodles at Gu’s Bistro

We finished up our journey at Gu’s Bistro to devour, well, anything in sight. When it’s hot and humid outside (hello, Atlanta!), this is a go-to dish. Cold noodles are tossed with a sweet and spicy sauce.  Pair this with the spicy dried eggplant and an Allagash white for your new favorite Summer dinner.




  1. FM Fats:The cold sesame noodles at Szechuan Cuisine on East Broadway in New York were always my go-to. Gu's has stolen my heart. Can't wait for the dumpling joint at Krog Street Market.
  2. Brian:best burger in Atlanta "the Rusty Nail" on Buford hwy also the Brunswick stew is amazing