How Sweet It Is: New eats at Sweet Auburn Curb Market
By Annie Kinnett Nichols
Sweet Auburn Curb Market just keeps getting sweeter thanks to some new eateries opening stalls inside the iconic building on Edgewood Avenue.
An Atlanta institution since 1917, the market is ranked the 16th Best Food Market in the world by USA Today.
Along with fresh fruits, meats, flowers and other market staples, some great foodie favorites have also debuted here, including Grindhouse Killer Burgers and Bell Street Burritos.
Here’s a look at what’s new:
Le Metro Creperie
If you love a good crepe with a twist this place is perfect for you. If you’re gluten-free then you are in double luck. Started by mother daughter team Christine Taylor and Gwen Denninghoff, there’s lots of crepes to choose from: Mother Gaia with homemade hummus and cucumbers; Banh Mi Crepe with chicken and Sriracha sauce; Grandma Prince with brie, prosciutto, arugula and peach jam; and the classic Limonette crepe. lemetrocreperie.com
Liquid lunch just took on a new meaning with this cold pressed where you can make your own or choose from one of their amazing recipes. Along with the fruit and vegetable juices, there are also smoothies, made to order salads, wraps, zucchini noodles, and cleansing shots to start your day off right. rawesomejuicery.com
Panbury’s Double Crust Pies
South African expats Lauren Duxbury and Adam Panayiotou are taking comfort food to another level with these pies, which have become a breakfast and lunch staple. Expect to taste the flavors of Jamaica, New Zealand, Africa and Britain in these pies with their flaky crust filled with chicken and mushroom or curry. They also feature a fresh fruit pie every day. panburys.com
Arepa Mia was started by Lis Hernandez, who hails from Venezuela where his mom was a street vendor. Hernandez learned by helping his mom cook up these amazing recipes every day growing up. When he came to Atlanta, he realized it was the perfect spot to recreate his mother’s wonders. There are 14 Arepas, which are gluten-free corn meal or flour patties sliced in half and filled with grass-fed beef, sautéed chicken, tilapia, beans and veggies. They also have empanadas, cachapas – all Venezuelan and all amazing. arepamiaatlanta.com
Sweet Auburn Curb Market has free parking with validation and is walking distance from Downtown. You can drive, walk, bike or take the Atlanta Streetcar right to the front door. For more information, visit thecurbmarket.com.