Walking up to R. Thomas, you may wonder why we’d recommend a place where they’ll likely be filming the next episode of Hoarders. Looking past the birdcages, multi-colored pinwheels, flags, and lawn art, though, you’ll find a restaurant that’s been serving vegan foods like tofu scrambles and kelp noodles since 1985 (though, worth noting, this place isn’t exclusively vegan). And since they’re open 24/7, that means they’ve had a lot of practice serving seaweed and soy products.
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When you want to eat great Thai food in Buckhead, and sit outside while you do it, head to Bangkok Station.
Chai Yo is an upscale Thai restaurant in Buckhead that’s perfect for a well-planned anniversary dinner, or an impromptu weeknight out.
South City Kitchen Buckhead
For Southern food served in an upscale space, head to South City Kitchen in Buckhead, and try to get a table on their patio overlooking Peachtree.
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Terra Terroir might be in a strip mall, but once you get a glass of wine and sit on the back patio, you’d never know.
Bocado in West Midtown works for basically any situation, with its big patio, great cocktails, and one of the best burgers in Atlanta.
Haven Restaurant & Bar
Next time you’re in Brookhaven, head to Haven for a Southern-inspired brunch or dinner.
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Lloyd’s Restaurant and Lounge
Lloyd’s in Inman Park is like a 1980s fever dream of a restaurant - with its wood paneled walls, booths, and menu of old school staples.
Cafe Sunflower Buckhead
If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, or a meat-eater just looking for something different, head to Cafe Sunflower in Buckhead for some plant-based food.
Gu’s Kitchen is finally back serving their Szechuan cooking in a casual space up near Buford Highway.
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