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KeithKNOWS Been There, Ate There! Let Petit Marche, 1984 Hosea L. Williams Drive NE, Atlanta 30317 www.letpetitmarche.net Luv, Luv, Luv this place…one more time….Luv it!
It’s a sunny warm Sunday morning, my dining guest and I were up early to avoid the long lines at the restaurant, to be exact 8am or was it 8:30am, oh well, we were up at the crack of dawn..LOL At the restaurant, we received a warm greeting, chose our food item from the menu and paid for it and headed to our numbered table. The menu is very diverse, my dining guest had the oatmeal with pure maple syrup topped with fresh fruit and toasted pralines on the side, the pralines were so good, yes, she shared some with me. (LOL) Now, I kept it simple, I had egg whites, chicken sausage, potatoes and a refreshing glass of herbal water. The food was very delicious, well seasoned, bursting with flavor. So that was my first visit, on my 2nd visit, you KNOW me, if I like it, I’m back and spreading the news…..LOL So on my 2nd visit it was brunch time, I had a basil pesto chicken panini, scrumptious!!! My dining guest, guess what he had recommended by me, since he’s vegan, the oatmeal..(LOL) The restaurant is quaint, family owned and operated, reminds me of a café in Virginia. The restaurant do not take reservations, they offer breakfast, brunch, sandwiches(Paninis), salads, soups from scratch, and is kid friendly. So if you are an early bird, you know the early bird catches the worm, you can avoid waiting in line. I know you gonna try it, call me, we gotta be there no later than 8:30am, oh by the way, they have outdoor seating, parking and a pretty decent size seating area. You got my #, call me…..Luv that place!
KeithKNOWS, Been There, Ate There, Flower Child, 3500 Around Lenox Drive, ste 207, Atlanta 30326 (buckhead) https://www.iamaflowerchild.com/
There’s a new health conscious restaurant in town, across from Lenox, in the area known as “Shops Around Lenox” their motto, “Happy Food for a Happy World”. “Flower Child” is its name, can you dig it? It’s the sister restaurant to another great restaurant, “True Food” which is at Lenox Mall. The décor is modern and colorful, the atmosphere trendy, the food tasty, and it’s very popular.
Flower Child offer healthy salads, soups, sandwiches, bowls, wraps, plates, the food is organic, local, something for everyone, vegetarian, vegans, yes, they have grass fed meats, naturally raised, no additives, non GMO, sustainable foods also.
I had the “Mother Earth” bowl, finger lickin’ good, oh, let me tell what’s in the bowl, well… leafy greens, ancient grains, sweet potatoes, portabello mushrooms,, avocado…my mouth is watering already, I’m not done yet, cucumber, broccoli pesto, charred onions, red pepper, hemp seed, drizzle with a miso vinaigrette. (you can a protein, chicken, salmon, steak, tofu) oh by the way, the salad dressing are sugar and dairy free)
Spread a lil’ Peace, Love, checkout Flower Child on your next buckhead visit, you’ll be glad you did.
KeithKNOWS, Been There, KNOW That! Health is Wealth! Lucky Lotus Smoothie & Juice Bar(Ponce City Market), 675 Ponce De Leon NE, Atlanta (404) 343-1913 Hours: M-F: 11am-9pm Sun: 12pm-8pm http://www.poncecitymarket.com/food-hall/ If you haven’t been to Ponce City Market, you go must go and quench your thirst at Lucky Lotus. Lucky Lotus is the sister store to Rawesome Juicery which is located in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, ummmm ummm good, both stores elevate your wellness. If you enjoy vegan meals, healthy smoothies and juices, this is the place. Go Nuts!!! Gotcha..LOL, that’s the name of my favorite smoothie, it consists of peanut butter, bananas, almond milk, coconut oil, oats and dates. My guest had the Acai Bowl which is original Acai, topped with bananas, berries, granola, coconut flakes and honey. Lucky Lotus also offers cold press juices and wellness shots. So the next time you are in your wellness mood or at Ponce City Market, stop by and grab a smoothie, tell ‘em KeithKNOWS sent ya!
Cinnaholic Edgewood Bakery, 1230 Caroline St NE, Ste B-110, Atlanta 30307 http://www.cinnaholic.com/ Okay the wait is over, finally made it to “Cinnaholic” vegan cinnamon bun, I meant “rolls”, well, kinda sorta (LOL) It’s a quaint space in the Edgewood Shopping Center off of Moreland Avenue. Their products are dairy & lactose, egg, and cholesterol free. The rolls are displayed elegantly, so you can see exactly what you want to devour. I had the Chocoberry cinnamon roll, a delicious glazed topped off with chocolate bites and fresh fruit. Cinnaholic has a variety of flavors such as Gingersnap, Oreo cookies, Strawberry Jam, Macadamia Nut, Coconut, and many more. You can have your cinnamon roll with Octane Coffee, teas, they also serve cookies and brownies. I’m excited to go again and try another flavor, won’t you join me, on the sidewalk café, of course.
KeithKNOWS, Been There, Ate There! Herban Fix Vegan Kitchen, 565-A Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta 30308 404-815-8787 http://herbanfix.com/ You want Pan Asian vegan food in an elegant, laidback, casual environment, Herban Fix is the place. I feasted on the Pad Thai dish (stir fry) & my dining guest devoured the Pom Pom mushroom steak dish, both were excellent! You know I had to have dessert, so I kept it simple, Carrot cake, OMG, moist, flavorful, I wanna another slice.( Lol) Oh, I almost forgot, we both had beetle juice (beets and ginger) I was pleasantly surprised, it was delicious. This is a great venue for a private event, a date, meeting, or just to enjoy good food in a fancy setting. Be sure to checkout their Sunday Brunch, I hear it’s a great way to sample some of the menu items.
KeithKNOWS, Been There, Ate There! Insomniac Cookies, 930 Spring Street, Midtown Atlanta 303039 877-6326654 www.insomniaccookies.com If sweetness is your weakness, early in the wee hours, well at least til 3am, Insomnia Cookies is the place to satisfy your sugar fix. Now, if you want ice cream, they got it, brownies a lode, sinful. .they got that too...lol Warm, Delicious, Delivered right to your dorm, I mean door, they are located near Georgia Tech campus in a new student housing complex.
KeithKNOWS, Been There, Ate There! Lov’n it Live, 2796 East Point Street • East Point, Georgia 30344 • 404.765.9220 http://www.lovingitlive.com/ Livin’ and Lovin’ the Good Food Life! It’s Small Business Saturday, so my fellow YELP elite member and I join forces to support local small businesses. We had planned to venture to Medu bookstore at Greenbriar Mall, after supporting, Shrine Bookstore and Cultural Center on the West End. On our way to Greenbriar, we wanted some good and delicious to eat, so we stopped in East Point at “Lov’n It Live. Yes, Lov’n It Live…food prepared with tender loving care. We both had the same appetizer, half avocado stuffed with nut meat, tomatoes, and bell peppers, presented elegantly, it was heavenly divine! (smile) For my entree, I had the personal pan pizza scrumptious slice made with kamut bread, topped with spinach, tomato sauce, pine nut cheese, onions, chopped tomatoes, black olives, Sage crumbles and red bell peppers. My dining guest had tacos, two crisp flaxseed-sun flower shells stuffed with sage crumbles, pine nut cheese, avocado, tomato. We both agreed our entrees were good, however, the appetizer was Da BOMB! (LOL) Now keep in mind, all the food is fresh, organic, all natural, no additives or preservatives and prepared while you wait, so allow yourself, at least 20 minutes before the food arrives, so sip on some good ole’ Sorrel(Hibiscus flower, ginger and birch xylitol as a sweetener) The restaurant is cozy, casual and quaint, white table linen on all the tables, tasteful artwork lined the walls, and good music. If you've being meaning to try a vegan or live food restaurant, Lov’n It Love, won’t disappoint.
KeithKNOWS Been There, Eat There! Ruscello Restaurant, Perimeter Mall (Nordstroms), 4390 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta 30346 http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/nordstrom-restaurants?cm_mmc=yelp-_-ycm... On my recent visit to Perimeter Mall, I had lunch at Ruscello's formerly "Nordstrom Cafe". Ruscello's is a snazzy, modern, comfy restaurant tucked away on the 4th Floor of Nordstrom's. I was eager to try the "Salmon Nicoise Salad", which is grilled salmon, mixed greens, capers, red onions, grilled potatoes, string beans, sliced boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, tossed in a lemon vinaigrette. Delish! Of course, you know I must have dessert, so I tried the apple cinnamon torta(pie) topped with vanilla bean gelato. This is a great spot for lunch, reasonably priced, and a great value. So the next time you're at Perimeter, let's do lunch.
KeithKNOWS Been There, Eat There! Proof Bakery, 100 Hurt St SE, Atlanta (Inman Park) 30307 (678) 705-3905 www.proofbakeshop.com Homemade goodies. I had the ginger molasses lemon dessert, u see whats left of it! :) The bakery offers lots of goodies and some breakfast items. The staff was friendly, engaging, a great spot to hang with friends, family, etc. The bakery is located right near the Inman Park MARTA, so it's very convenient. On my next visit, hmmm, perhaps, I'll have a sandwich, since the bread is homemade.
Sweetness Weakness! “ Stressed spell backwards is DESSERTS” bet you didn’t know that!(LOL) Sweet Hut is a dessert experience like no other. It’s an elegant spot, with leather seats and a diverse mixture of people. You have two options for desserts, self serve or order from the display case or both. They also offer desserts to go, small amount of foods, plenty of drinks, hot or cold such as bubble teas, coffee, mochas, etc. Did I mention they have free wifi, an outdoor patio, FREE 2 hours parking, close to MARTA. It’s a great spot to meet, mix and mingle, chill, stay awhile. (The café is located on the lower level of the Metropolis high rise)
“Truly Living Well, Food for Life Supreme!True Food Restaurant @ Lenox Mall, 3393 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta 30326 404-481-2980 http://www.truefoodkitchen.com/locations/atlanta/ KeithKNOWS, Been There, Ate There!
“I just recently return from my hometown VA(Virginia) where the deers and foxes do play(LOL)..just teasing, now that I’ve gotten your attention. True food opened while I was in Virginia so I was excited to check it out! If you are looking for a restaurant with good food that’s simply delicious, look no further. Food that’ll keep you fit for life! True food uses the freshest ingredients, meals fresh to order. The restaurant is eco-friendly with an open air atmosphere, quaint and comfortable. Now let’s get to the real reason I’m at True Food, the food! I was starved, so I wanted something hearty, I tried the Turkey Lasagna(spinach, ricotta cheese, organic tomatoes) and sipped on a coconut water mixer(coco nut water, pineapple, vanilla, OJ )now that’s real good food. For dessert, I had the chocolate flourless cake, you heard me, flourless cake…light, sweet, chocolatey, ”Da BOMB!(LOL) This is a great restaurant for vegans, vegetarians, gluten free diets, there’s something for everyone. The prices are reasonable and the menu’s diverse with items such as, natural refreshments, entrees, salads, sandwiches, starters, wine, cocktails and beers. I’m excited to visit True Food again, if you go before I do, let me know what you think or call me, let’s meet for dinner”
KeithKNOWS, been there, Ate There! Panbury’s Double Crust Pies, (inside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market) 209 Edgewood Avenue, Downtown Atlanta 30303 404-500-1279 http://www.panburys.com New at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, single serve hand pies, just opened over a week ago. “Pie Power” While elevating Small Business by having a scavenger hunt at the curb market, I discovered Panbury’s Double Crust Pies. I was greeted with such warmth and friendliness, I knew I had to try a pie, well, I ate 2 apple pies and bought 2 additional pies to take home.(LOL) What I really like about Panbury’s, their pies are homemade fresh from the oven. While I tried the fruit pies, some of the guests from the scavenger hunt were more adventuresome, some tried the roasted lamb pie, spinach and feta, and green thai chicken curry. The menu consists of variety of pies, beef, chicken, veggies, and sweets. Panbury’s also has small bites, sides and extras such as a kale salad, potato salad, beverages and more. Lunch anyone? Let’s go to the curb market, I’ll treat!
Revolution Doughnuts, 908 West College Avenue, Decatur & Inman Park 678-927-9920 www.revolutiondoughnuts.com KeithKNOWS, been there, KNOW that! For Real “Dough”! Have you ever dreamed of doughnuts that were gluten free, all natural, made from scratch, and definitely delicious. ( vegan and vegetarian optional). Well, wake up the dream is over, Revolution doughnuts to the rescue. You must try my favorites, orange pistachio and dark chocolate, yummy for my tummy!(smile) Now I must warn you, these doughnuts are a hot commodity, people drive across Atlanta just to get them. I see your eyes are glazed over with excitement, now when you go, avoid Mondays, they are closed. So spread the word, healthy doughnuts dominate the ATL.(smile) Don’t forget Revolution also has organic coffee and an expresso bar.