The Best Markets In Atlanta
We love discovering new corners of the city, even as a tour guide in Atlanta, there are constantly new restaurants, bars, shops, and attractions popping up. One of our favorite destinations is the various marketplaces, each with its own unique character but all of them filled with incredible products and produce. If you’re wondering where to start, we’ve provided a list of the best markets in Atlanta below (in our opinion), and we believe there is truly something for everyone!
A recent addition to the ATL hub is Ponce City Market. The renovated Sears, Roebuck & Company building reopened in 2014 with a marketplace, central food hall, retail shops, offices, and even residential apartments. The result has been the return of a landmark structure with a revitalized purpose sitting comfortably opposite Historic Fourth Ward Park and the equally young Atlanta BeltLine. Filled with some of the best boutiques in Atlanta alongside some mouth-watering food spots and even a rooftop complete with a bar, kitchen, event space, and even Skyline Park. If you’re after date ideas in Atlanta, you may have just discovered your next stop! Get organized for your next event on the roof of Ponce City Market and book one of our vehicles to get you and your group from door to door.
Affectionately known as Curb Market to locals, The Municipal Market began as an open-air market way back in 1918 and was called the Sweet Auburn Curb market. Celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2018, it’s clear that this market is doing something right. Here, you’ll find high-quality produce, meats, seafood, breaches, and sweets, as well as various eateries, and even a Learning Kitchen so you know what to do with all of the delicious things you purchase. For a unique Atlanta staycation idea, head to The Municipal Market and take a cooking class!
Another refurbished warehouse along the Atlanta BeltLine, Krog Street Market has a lot to boast about. Once home to the Atlanta Stove Works factory, the space was purchased in 2006 by Tyler Perry, who used the space to make 16 movies, 14 stage plays, and 5 television programs. He moved to the current Tyler Perry Studios, a stop on our Atlanta Black History & Civil Rights Tour, in 2012. Krog Street Market officially opened in 2014 and has received countless accolades since then, from one of “The World’s Best Food Halls” by Travel + Leisure to the “Top 10 Food Halls in America”. The market is filled with incredible food stalls, dining experiences, and retail spots so be sure to make this a stop on your Atlanta itinerary.
If you’ve stuffed yourself silly already, Westside Market should be your next port of call. Since 2013, this market has intended to serve the interior design community as not only a showroom of different furniture, decor, lighting, rug, art, and apparel pieces, but vintage works as well. Here you’ll find items that you won’t find anywhere else and it is well worth the treasure hunt through the 100,000 square foot showroom with over 300 merchants.
Our final recommendation sits on the well-known Buford Highway and is a haven of diverse produce and international goodies, not to mention the dining scene that it shares its address with. Having been opened for over 30 years, it has allowed this space to carve out a name for itself as the specialists of authentic ingredients, traditional ethnic cuisine, and those hard-to-find items that you need for that recipe you’ve been dying to test out!
The best Atlanta tours offer a local insight into the city and that is exactly what we intend to provide on our tours. If you’re eager to experience one or all of these markets, we can help guide you through any or all of them on a custom tour, or take a look at our shopping tour in Buckhead for something similar.