Atlanta’s food scene is thriving, and not just in the traditional sense. Neighborhoods all over the city have seen an influx of new restaurants, and while Atlanta’s dining scene continues to transform, an underground dining series and pop-up restaurant revolution is taking over the city. While this isn’t a new concept, the food and the pop-ups are getting more diverse than ever. No meal is the same, some are cooked by a chef for a day or even months on end. Many of these pop ups choose a different non-traditional location like a farmer’s market, brewery, boutique or bar for a location to host their meals.
If you are looking for a unique and diverse dining experience, then we recommend trying a pop up restaurant. While there are multiple around the city, we can’t guarantee how long these restaurants may be open, so following them on social media is the best way to know when and where they’ll open shop. Below, we’ve put together a list of mouth-watering pop up restaurants you need to try soon.
Kamayan ATL is a family-fun Fillipino pop-up restaurant. Their pop-up dinners, brunches and catering focus on traditional flavors from the Philippines. Crafted by Chef Mia Oino, Kamayan ATL is a colorful feast of fresh vegetables, fruit and grilled and smoked meats.
GÜK is a Korean food pop up, serving a playful spin on traditional Korean specials. Chef Edmond gets his inspiration for his food from his mother and is taking the Atlanta pop up scene by storm.
Brekkie is a healthy, local breakfast and lunch pop-up bringing together Mediterranean flavors with a South African twist. Usually located at Grant Park Farmer’s Market, follow Chef Julia Kesler on Instagram (@stopthinkchew) for specific dates and locations.
MAIZ Y CANELA
Maiz y Canela is a pop up that specializes in vegan Mexican cuisine by Chef Rosalia Parra. You can usually find her at the event space The Bakery in Adair Park.
EAT ME SPEAK ME
Eat Me Speak Me features locally sourced dishes from James Beard Rising Star semifinalist Jarrett Stieber. Open multiple days a week at S.O.S Tiki Bar and Chrome Yellow Trading Co. coffee shop. Stieber plans to open his own brick-and-mortar restaurant, Little Bear in Summerhill this year.
A part of a monthly underground series, Chow Club is committed to serving food you won’t find anywhere else in Atlanta. Featuring a different meal cooked by a chef from a country around the world in secret locations, Chow Club organizers Yohana Solomon and Amanda Plumb have brought nearly 20 different nations and cultures to Atlanta.
THE PLATE SALE
The Plate Sale is a dinner series hosted by husband wife team Mike and Shyretha Sheats. Based in Athens, GA, The Plate Sale regularly hosts Atlanta events featuring their take on Southern cuisine.
GLOBAL GRUB COLLECTIVE
Global Grub Collective is an East Atlanta mini food hall. This pop up features a rotation of stalls that offer a variety of foods from around the world on a permanent and pop-up basis.
Created by Chef Corban Irby’s, Ok Yaki is open regularly at Ria’s Bluebird. The mission is to bring authentic Japanese street food to Atlanta. Ok Yaki specializes in Okonomiyak, a savory pancake, and other regional street food from Osaka.
Exploring Atlanta’s underground dining scene will be a unique and fun experience. These chefs are a true representation of Atlanta, so we hope you check out some of these pop ups around the city. As the Atlanta leader in real estate, we are committed to sharing with you the lifestyle you can experience by investing in an Atlanta home. We would be happy to assist you with your next real estate transaction. Just give us a call at 404-845-7724 or visit our website www.evatlanta.com.