This month on the Gourmet Live & BlogHer Road Trip, we’re taking you to Atlanta, Georgia, for a little Southern hospitality at BlogHer’s annual food conference. From the most tech–savvy takeout to the city’s greatest grits, get ready to explore the vibrant culinary scene of the Deep South.
Check out a few of our exclusive tips below from local bloggers in Atlanta, then download the free Gourmet Live app and visit BlogHer for the full insider’s guide to the city’s best eats.
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What can you get at Atlanta’s farmers’ markets that is better than anywhere else in the country?
Head to the Dekalb Farmers’ Market for the cheapest spices in bulk. I no longer live in Atlanta, but I still stock up on spices occasionally. I recently purchased ground coriander for 40 cents, and a big tub of ground nutmeg for $2.32. The produce is also very fresh, and there’s a huge selection. Freshly ground coffee is a great deal, as are bouquets of bright and beautiful blooms. Plus, the market is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day but Christmas and Thanksgiving. Just a note: They only accept debit cards, cash, or checks for payment (no credit cards). — Kate Wicker, KateWicker.com
Where is the best Southern/soul food that’s either traditional or with a twist?
Paschal’s—an Atlanta tradition. The food is great, and you can see Atlanta movers and shakers getting their soul food fix! There is a location in the airport, but for the true experience you MUST visit the restaurant. —Renee J. Ross, BlogHer.com
Health Editor & Blogger at Cutie Booty Cakes
For more exclusive tips, download the free Gourmet Live app and visit BlogHer.