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Located just 19 miles northeast of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and just ten miles from downtown Atlanta you’ll find the foodie paradise of Brookhaven.
Brookhaven is comprised of distinct neighborhoods, many with historical significance dating back to the 1800s, It is reminiscent of a laid-back smaller town with all the perks of a big city, including a robust dining scene.
From locally owned establishments to international flavors and an ever-popular farmer’s market, Brookhaven offers a plethora of culinary delights sure to entice every taste bud.
With each neighborhood offering its own unique dining options, visitors to Brookhaven can explore nearly every corner of the globe by tasting their way through the area’s 75+ locally owned restaurants.
Here’s a taste of what Brookhaven’s neighborhoods have to offer.
9 Reasons to Visit the Foodie Paradise of Brookhaven, GA
MURPHY CANDLER/BLACKBURN PARK
Home to the metro area’s largest park, this neighborhood is the perfect location for being active, enjoying the outdoors and taking in Brookhaven’s natural beauty.
Hovan Mediterranean Gourmet
Hovan offers well-priced, authentic Mediterranean cuisine, featuring only the freshest natural ingredients. Best known for their award winning, “almost internationally known” Hovan Rolls, this local favorite specializes in all the Mediterranean favorites including hummus, falafel, shawarma, tabbouleh and lamb kebab.
Hovan Mediterranean Gourmet Details:
- Open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Sundays.
- 2148 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30319
Praised for its fresh and creative Mexican fare, Pure Taqueria also specializes in delicious margaritas, tequilas, mezcals and more.
Unwind at the rooftop bar or kick back on the downstairs patio complete with roll-up doors for the ultimate al fresco experience.
Serving house-made tortillas daily, there’s no way you can go wrong with any item on the menu.
Pure Taqueria Details:
- Restaurant hours: Monday through Friday, 12p-10p, Saturday and Sunday, 12p-11p
- Rooftop hours: Tuesday-Friday, 4p-Close, Saturday and Sunday, 12p-Close
- 3589 Durden Drive, Brookhaven, Georgia
BUFORD HIGHWAY/SOUTH BROOKHAVEN
Known for its very diverse culture, this area of Brookhaven is home to many authentic international cuisines.
From tacos to Thai and pastries to pho, your appetite for adventure awaits!
Havana Sandwich Shop
This shop transports diners straight to Cuba with delicious Cuban sandwiches that are sure to have you coming back for more.
This family-owned operation has been serving authentic Cuban fare to the Atlanta area for more than 40 years!
Havana Sandwich Shop Details:
- Monday and Tuesday, 10:30a-7p, Wednesday through Saturday, 10:30a-8p, Closed Sunday
- 2905 Buford Highway Northeast, Brookhaven
Known as Atlanta’s original French restaurant, Petite Violette serves up delicious French Provençal cuisine, fine wines and an atmosphere exuding warmth and charm.
Every seat in the house is outstanding but perhaps the very best seat can be found on the tree-covered patio, perfect for those craving a lovely al fresco dining experience. Some call this spot Brookhaven’s best kept secret!
Petite Violette Details:
- Lunch Hours: Monday through Friday, 11:30a-4p
- Dinner Hours: Monday through Saturday, 4p-930p
- 2948 Clairmont Road, Brookhaven, Georgia 30329; 404-634-6268
No matter the occasion, Dresden is sure to fit the bill.
This area of Brookhaven is home to 37 locally owned restaurants featuring chefs’ specialties, craft cocktails, a farmer’s market and more.
Haven Restaurant and Bar
This upscale neighborhood eatery opened over 15 years ago and is often referred to as a centerpiece of the community.
It’s lush patio, wrought iron accents and twinkling fairy lights take al fresco dining in the city to a whole new level.
Diners will appreciate the fresh American cuisine with seasonal menus that inspire patrons to return time and again.
Haven Restaurant and Bar Details:
- Tuesday through Friday, 11:30a-10p
- Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 10:30a-3p
- Saturday Dinner, 5p-10p
- Reservations accepted
- 1441 Dresden Drive, Suite 1, Brookhaven
Kaleidoscope Bistro and Pub
This is the ideal spot to kick back and catch up with friends. From dollar beer night to live music and football on the TVs, Kaleidoscope has quickly become a favorite among locals.
Chef Joey Riley’s comfortable neighborhood hangout is committed to serving only the highest quality ingredients including hormone free proteins and produce from local farms.
With an ever changing food and drink menu, seasonal items and daily specials, there’s no doubt guests will find something to awaken their taste buds.
Kaleidoscope Bistro and Pub Details:
- Monday through Thursday, 5p-10p
- Friday and Saturday, Noon-11p
- Sunday, Noon-10p
- Saturday and Sunday Brunch, Noon-2:45p
- Reservations accepted
- 1410 Dresden Drive Suite 100, Brookhaven
Brookhaven Farmers Market
Many of Brookhaven’s restaurants turn to Brookhaven Farmers Market to stock their kitchens with fresh, locally produced food and items from area farmers.
Operating Saturdays in March through November, Brookhaven Farmers Market features over 50 vendors offering everything from fresh produce, dairy and packaged foods to bath and body products, pet food and treats as well as items from artists and crafters.
It has become a staple in the community and the go-to place for the freshest of fresh.
Brookhaven Farmers Market Details:
- March through November
- Every Saturday, Rain or Shine, 9a-12p
- 1375 Fernwood Circle Northeast, Brookhaven
This lively spot is buzzing with interesting eateries, colorful shops and plenty of family-friendly green spaces.
The sense of community is ever present in the heart of Brookhaven.
The area is full of restaurateurs that bring their heritage and love of food to their menus for neighbors to enjoy.
Red Pepper Taqueria
With a mission of creating a casual, family-friendly environment for patrons to experience their unique spin on Mexican dishes, Red Pepper Taqueria prides itself on serving quality food.
Using only the freshest, top-quality ingredients, most of which are local and organic, this spot is not only family-friendly but also a family favorite.
Since opening its doors in 2011, the owners of Red Pepper have been active in the community by giving back to and supporting local charities and nonprofit organizations.
Red Pepper Taqueria Details:
- Monday through Thursday, 11a-11p
- Friday and Saturday, 11a-12a
- Sunday, 11a-10p
- 705 Town Boulevard, Q310, Brookhaven
26 Thai Sushi and Bar
This is the spot that brings the tastes and flavors of Bangkok to Brookhaven.
Located in a bohemian and Zen-like setting with vibrant Thai décor, 26 Thai specializes in traditional Thai food with a modern twist.
Featuring an outstanding menu, diners will delight in the authenticity of 26 Thai’s offerings.
Owner Niki Pattharakositkul, who grew up in Thailand, has woven traditional recipes and cooking techniques learned from her family into an impressive and creative menu.
26 Thai is the first of its four area locations to offer a vast selection of farm-fresh sashimi, nigiri and custom sushi rolls.
A craft bar featuring handcrafted specialty cocktails and a well curated selection of beer and wine is the perfect complement to the flavorful food menu.
Dining room and patio seating available.
26 Thai Sushi and Bar Details:
- Monday through Friday, 11:30a-10p
- Saturday, 12p-11p
- Sunday, 12p-10p
- 705 Town Blvd, Brookhaven