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The Best Places to Get Chicken Salad in Atlanta

There are a few foods that can only be described as Southern. Fried green tomatoes, corn bread, sweet peas and everything from Soul Food to the Low Country covers the spectrum. But there’s one dish that’s been around for centuries and hasn’t changed too much since the Southern cookbooks it first started appearing in during the 1800’s – Chicken Salad. As the capitol of the South, Atlanta has its share of great chicken salad spots. We’ve covered a few of our favorites below.

Chicken salad from Cafe at Pharr
Cafe at Pharr
Multiple Locations
The chicken salad kings of Atlanta might be Cafe at Pharr. Chicken salad is a huge part of their menu, and they offer great variations, including Basil Chicken Salad, Jalapeño Chicken Salad, Walnut Chicken Salad, Curry Chicken Salad, Celery Chicken Salad and more. You can find them in multiple locations throughout Metro Atlanta, so no excuse not to try one of the city’s best.

Chicken salads from Chicken Salad Chick
Chicken Salad Chick
Multiple Locations
This fast casual chain has been popping up all over Atlanta and the Southeast for good reason – their chicken salad is top notch. After all it better be – it’s in the name. Inspired by Southern roots, it has over a dozen different chicken salads that are all named after Southern women who inspired the owners. You can turn your chicken salad into a sandwich, over have it with soup for a perfect Southern lunch.

Chicken salad sandwich from Henri's in Buckhead
Multiple Locations
Atlanta’s most famous French bakery and deli has been in the City for almost 100 years, so you’d think they would have a good chicken salad sandwich – and of course, they do. Made with chicken salad in house, you can get it on all of their freshly baked breads – white, wheat, rye, onion roll, croissant or French bread.

Chicken salad from Lucy's Market in Buckhead
Lucy’s Market
56 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Owner Kim Wilson created this Buckhead grocery out of an old gas station nearly 15 years ago, and it has now become Buckhead’s go to spot for fresh vegetables and bespoke provisions. With access to great ingredients they make a killer chicken salad. They also make a version of the same chicken salad with additional apples, pecans and honey.

Chicken salad from Cafe Lapin in Buckhead
Cafe Lapin
2341 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305
This neighborhood Peachtree Hills bistro has been open for nearly 20 years, making French and Mediterranean influenced fare, along with some of the best chicken salads in the A. They make 5 different chicken salads, all available on their menu and all delicious – Walnut, Tarragon, Jalapeño, Curried, and Apricot.

Chicken salad from Swan Coach House in Buckhead
Swan Coach House
3130 Slaton Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
If you’ve ever visited the Atlanta History Center, there’s a good chance you’ve stopped by the Swan House, a beautiful Gilded Era mansion that celebrates the lavish culture of the 1920’s south. On the same grounds of the Swan House sits the Swan Coach House, a restaurant influenced by the same era. Their Cornucopia Chicken Salad is a showstopper – it has cranberries, spiced pecans, avocado, apples, oranges, blue cheese, balsamic and chicken for a true cornucopia of flavor.

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