From locally owned to international flavor, fancy to farmer’s market, Brookhaven offers a plethora of culinary delights.
Located just 19 miles northeast of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and just 10 miles from downtown Atlanta, Brookhaven’s community-focused vibe enchants all who visit the area. Comprised of distinct neighborhoods, many with historical significance dating back to the 1800s, Brookhaven is reminiscent of a laid-back smaller town with all the perks of a big city, including a robust dining scene. From locally owned establishments to international flavors and an ever-popular farmer’s market, Brookhaven offers a plethora of culinary delights sure to entice every taste bud.
With each neighborhood offering its own unique dining options, visitors to Brookhaven can explore nearly every corner of the globe by tasting their way through the area’s 75+ locally-owned restaurants. Here is just a taste of what Brookhaven’s neighborhoods have to offer.
Murphy Candler/Blackburn Park
Home to the metro area’s largest park, this neighborhood is the perfect location for being active, enjoying the outdoors and taking in Brookhaven’s natural beauty. Work up an appetite exploring the many area trails and head to locally owned Hovan Mediterranean Gourmet. Hovan offers well-priced, authentic Mediterranean cuisine, featuring only the freshest natural ingredients. Best known for their award-winning, “almost internationally known” Hovan Rolls, this local favorite specializes in all the Mediterranean favorites including hummus, falafel, shawarma, tabbouleh and lamb kebab. Open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Sundays. Hovan Mediterranean Gourmet, 2148 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30319; 770-396-1770
Ready to relax? Pull up a seat at Pure Taqueria! Praised for its fresh and creative Mexican fare, Pure Taqueria also specializes in delicious margaritas, tequilas, mezcals and more. Unwind at the rooftop bar or kick back on the downstairs patio complete with roll-up doors for the ultimate al fresco experience. Serving house-made tortillas daily, there’s no way you can go wrong with any item on the menu. It’s easy to see why Pure is a neighborhood favorite! Pure Taqueria, 3589 Durden Drive, Brookhaven, Georgia, 30319; 770-452-7873
Buford Highway/South Brookhaven
Known for its very diverse culture, this area of Brookhaven is home to many authentic international cuisines. From tacos to Thai and pastries to pho, your appetite for adventure awaits! Havana Sandwich Shop will transport diners straight to Cuba with delicious Cuban sandwiches that are sure to have you coming back for more. This family-owned operation has been serving authentic Cuban fare to the Atlanta area for more than 40 years! Havana Sandwich Shop, 2905 Buford Highway Northeast, Brookhaven, Georgia 30329; 404-636-4094
Feeling fancy? Treat yourself to lunch or dinner at Petite Violette. Known as Atlanta’s original French restaurant, Petite Violette serves up delicious French Provençal cuisine, fine wines and an atmosphere exuding warmth and charm. Every seat in the house is outstanding but perhaps the very best seat can be found on the tree-covered patio, perfect for those craving a lovely al fresco dining experience. Some call this spot Brookhaven’s best-kept secret! Petite Violette, 2948 Clairmont Road, Brookhaven, Georgia 30329; 404-634-6268
No matter the occasion, Dresden is sure to fit the bill. This area of Brookhaven is home to 37 locally-owned restaurants featuring chefs’ specialties, craft cocktails, a farmer’s market and more. As you sip and savor your way through this hip area of Brookhaven, add a stop at Haven Restaurant and Bar to the list. This upscale neighborhood eatery opened over 15 years ago and is often referred to as a centerpiece of the community. Its lush patio, wrought iron accents and twinkling fairy lights take al fresco dining in the city to a whole new level. Diners will appreciate the fresh American cuisine with seasonal menus that inspire patrons to return time and again. Haven Restaurant and Bar, 1441 Dresden Drive, Suite 1, Brookhaven, Georgia 30319; 404-969-0700
With an eclectic international menu and pet-friendly patio, Kaleidoscope Bistro and Pub is the ideal spot to kick back and catch up with friends. From dollar beer night to live music and football on the TVs, Kaleidoscope has quickly become a favorite among locals. Chef Joey Riley’s comfortable neighborhood hangout is committed to serving only the highest quality ingredients including hormone-free proteins and produce from local farms. With an ever-changing food and drink menu, seasonal items and daily specials, there’s no doubt guests will find something to awaken their taste buds. Kaleidoscope Bistro and Pub, 1410 Dresden Drive Suite 100, Brookhaven, Georgia 30319; 404-474-9600
Many of Brookhaven’s restaurants turn to Brookhaven Farmers Market to stock their kitchens with fresh, locally produced food and items from area farmers. Operating Saturdays in March through November, Brookhaven Farmers Market features over 50 vendors offering everything from fresh produce, dairy and packaged foods to bath and body products, pet food and treats as well as items from artists and crafters. It has become a staple in the community and the go-to place for the freshest of fresh. Brookhaven Farmers Market, 1375 Fernwood Circle Northeast, Brookhaven, Georgia 30319
This lively spot is buzzing with interesting eateries, colorful shops and plenty of family-friendly green spaces. The sense of community is ever-present in the heart of Brookhaven. The area is full of restaurateurs that bring their heritage and love of food to their menus for neighbors to enjoy. Red Pepper Taqueria does just that. With a mission of creating a casual, family-friendly environment for patrons to experience their unique spin on Mexican dishes, Red Pepper Taqueria prides itself on serving quality food. Using only the freshest, top-quality ingredients, most of which are local and organic, this spot is not only family-friendly but also a family favorite. Since opening its doors in 2011, the owners of Red Pepper have been active in the community by giving back to and supporting local charities and nonprofit organizations. Red Pepper Taqueria, 705 Town Boulevard, Q310, Brookhaven, Georgia 30319; 404-963-6205
Feel like Thai but also craving sushi? 26 Thai Sushi and Bar is just the spot, bringing the tastes and flavors of Bangkok to Brookhaven. Located in a bohemian and Zen-like setting with vibrant Thai décor, 26 Thai specializes in traditional Thai food with a modern twist. Featuring an outstanding menu, diners will delight in the authenticity of 26 Thai’s offerings. Owner Niki Pattharakositkul, who grew up in Thailand, has woven traditional recipes and cooking techniques learned from her family into an impressive and creative menu. 26 Thai is the first of its four area locations to offer a vast selection of farm-fresh sashimi, nigiri and custom sushi rolls. A craft bar featuring handcrafted specialty cocktails and a well-curated selection of beer and wine is the perfect complement to the flavorful food menu. Dining room and patio seating available. 26 Thai Sushi and Bar, 705 Town Blvd, Brookhaven, Georgia 30319; 678-973-0226