Atlanta has seen quite an spike in Foodie venues lately. We’ve got one “food hall” on the way inside Ponce City Market, which is a mixed-use repurposing of a massive old Sears & Roebuck building set to open this spring. Think of it as the Southern counterpart to New York’s Chelsea Market of the south. And we’ve got another one that just opened recently: Krog Street Market, which is sandwiched between Atlanta’s Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods, both of which are seeing lots of redevelopment and growth. There are a number of shops within KSM that are sure to satisfy various tastes: bakeries, ice cream, charcuterie, gourmet sandwiches, and even a craft beer bar. There are also a few full-service restaurants worth checking out there.
So, this morning, I met up with a group called Geek Breakfast Atlanta, which is worth checking out if you’re in the local social/digital marketing, blogging, tech, etc. field. We basically meet up, socialize, dish on what we’re working on and what’s going in the field, and that’s about it. Great laid back group of people. So, while I was there, I decided to grab myself a coffee and croissant from The Little Tart Bakeshop. After all, it is National Croissant Day!
I found the almond croissant I ordered to be quite delightful. Crispy and flaky outside and soft and velvety on the inside. And it was great that it was filled with more almonds and a syrup like sauce. But, of course, there’s more to this place than just croissants. They’ve got muffins, cookies, and all sorts of other pastries. If you’re in the neighborhood, it’s a great place to stop for your morning coffee and breakfast snack, especially if you want something different from you get from the usual Starbucks run.