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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Chai Yo is an upscale Thai restaurant in Buckhead that’s perfect for a well-planned anniversary dinner, or an impromptu weeknight out.
Gypsy Kitchen in Buckhead has one of our favorite rooftops in the city, serves affordable tapas, and always feels a little like a party.
Haven Restaurant & Bar
Next time you’re in Brookhaven, head to Haven for a Southern-inspired brunch or dinner.
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Mary Mac’s Tea Room
There are a lot of restaurants serving Southern food in Atlanta, but no place is more classic than Mary Mac’s Tea Room in Midtown.
Go to Beetlecat in Inman Park to sit on a patio and eat great seafood, or to drink in a basement bar that looks straight out of That ’70s Show.
Einstein’s in Midtown has a large, wide-ranging menu and an even larger patio, so it should be your next big group brunch spot.
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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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