Atlanta, the capital of the state of Georgia, has a longstanding culture of food, both from the original inhabitants and the European settlers. The city of Atlanta is famous for its variety of food from high-end fine dining restaurants to local food stalls and coffee shops. Many top chefs opened up restaurants in Atlanta, but the people oscillate between these multicuisine restaurants and the more traditional and ethnic restaurants on Bufford Highway. The city is also very famous for its food and beverage festivals, here is a list of Atlanta food festivals that won’t leave you hungry.
Atlanta food and wine festival
The Atlanta food and wine festival is an annual fair held in spring in Midtown. It started its journey ten years ago in 2010 and has been one of the biggest attractions for foodies from around the world. It focuses on food from the south and runs on different themes which change every year. This festival puts forward the local taste of the south brought to you by the farmers and residents of Atlanta. The guests are warmly greeted, and the food is put across on tables in designated tents for tasting.
Atlanta brunch festival
Held in the season of March at Atlantic Station, the Atlanta brunch festival is organised by the Atlanta Beer Festival, and it hosts few of the most prestigious chef’s restaurants and dishes with decently sized portions which are put out to be tasted. Along with the food, they serve beverages like Bloody Mary, beer, wine and brunch punch. The festival organisers make it a point to keep this event strictly for people over 21 years of age.
Atlanta ice-cream festival
The best way to enjoy summers in Atlanta is by visiting the Atlanta ice-cream festival in Piedmont Park, Midtown. This is an annual celebration where people get together to defeat the heat waves by enjoying their favourite flavour of Atlantic ice-cream. The festival was supposed to take place from the 16th to 25th of July 2020, but given the current scenario of the coronavirus outbreak, it is uncertain as to when will the festival be held. The festival will be celebrating ten years of happiness and promised some creamy surprises this year.
Attack of the killer tomato festival
Attack of the killer tomato festival is held in summers every year in Park Tavern run by chef Ford Fry, a famous personality chef from Atlanta who runs eleven restaurants around the country. Tomatoes produced in the city and around the area exceeded the demand limit, this gave birth to the ATL festival. The tomato plant has been incorporated into every dish and beverage at the festival, which makes it one of the most intriguing celebrations to be a part of.