Where to Eat on Buford Highway

Take a trip around the world along Buford highway

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Take a culinary trip around the world along Buford Highway in North Atlanta. The Buford Highway corridor, one of the most ethnically diverse regions of the country, is home to more than 1,000 different immigrant-owned businesses. The corridor’s excellent restaurants and shopping centers represent cultures from all over the world. Signs along the highway in Cantonese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Spanish, Bangladeshi and more transport visitors to other countries instantly, and the wide variety of cuisines and restaurants can make it hard to choose or where to start. But if you are in a hurry and you want to be guaranteed you will find what you are looking for, head straight to the Buford Farmers Market, which caters to clientele from across the globe.

There are three ways you can explore Buford Highway–shopping for exotic ingredients in international markets or eating your way around the world at specialized shopping centers or at individual restaurants from countries worldwide.

Stock Up at the Buford Highway Farmers Market

Display of colorful fruits -- rambutan, mango and watermelon -- at Buford Highway Farmers Market
Visitors can find exotic fruits and vegetables in Buford Highway Farmers Market. (📷: SBell)

Find Delicious Food Options at Buford Highway Shopping Centers

Sweet Hut Bakery
Sweet Hut Bakery is your stop for Asian-inspired goods. (📷: Lily Leiva)
Plaza Fiesta
Plaza Fiesta is a colorful shopping center that will transport you to Mexico and beyond. (📷: Lily Leiva)

Amid stores selling cowboy boots, Quinceañera dresses, futbol jerseys and other merchandise, you can sample mouth-watering tacos, carnitas, ceviche, fresh fruit, pastries and much more.

Eat at Some of the Best Restaurants on Buford Highway

Eating your way along Buford Highway can be more challenging given the diversity of cuisines and establishments, but here are some highlights organized by country and region to help you narrow your focus to the cuisine of your interest. Most restaurants here are casual family style, although there are a few finer dining establishments.

Canton House
Canton House offers popular selections for Dim Sum. (📷: Lily Leiva)
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Try the delicious Vietnamese chicken noodle bowl at Co’m. (📷: SILEI LI)
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Enjoy authentic Salvadorian fare at Rincon Latino.
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Delicious Korean fare at Woo Nam Jeong Stone Bowl House.
Penang doesn’t disappoint. (📷: Silei Li)
8 Fahrenheit’s rolled ice cream. (📷: Melissa McAlpine)

Entertainment on Buford Highway

There’s more to Buford Highway than food. After dinner, you can head to LIPS Atlanta for a drag show or be the entertainment yourself at one of several karaoke bars.

For some daytime fun explore Buford Highway Farmer’s Market to pick up cooking supplies or Plaza Fiesta for plenty of stores with lots of diverse offerings. You’ll find tons of surprises and delight in the variety.

How to get to Buford Highway

Begin your world culinary tour along the famous Buford Highway, a 35-mile stretch of road that connects Atlanta with the city of Buford. Buford Highway is situated less than six miles from Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta and only two miles from Lenox Square in Buckhead. The best way to get there is by car, taxi or a ride-sharing service. MARTA also offers bus service. And the Doraville station is the closest for rail.

Experience the array of cultures and cuisines on Atlanta’s Buford Highway and it’s easy to see what makes it such a popular option for locals and visitors alike.

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