by Jonathan Baker - 319 Reviews - 185 List
Summer 2010 has been about one culinary vision in Atlanta: street food. And while only a few Atlanta food trucks have been given the official legal means to go mobile, we give you all the current mobile and street dining options in the city. From burrito tents to Popsicle stands, hot dog carts to urban picnics, our guide to finally dining street-food style in Atlanta.
Updated: August 11, 2010
This Korean taco joint off Collier Road has joined forces with the Yumbii truck, which serves Hankook's delicious tacos, burritos and pork sliders at random locations throughout the day. Follow the truck via Twitter (@Yumbii) to figure out its destination each day, or dine the non-mobile, old-fashioned way at Hankook for lunch or dinner.
This true street vendor--he's at the corner of North and North Highland avenues, 3:30pm till dusk daily--KOP instantly made ice pops THE treat of the summer. And with homemade flavors like grapefruit-mint and blackberry-lemonade, it doesn't take long to figure out why. Follow him on Twitter (@thekingofpops) for other locations and times.
There's a burrito stand from a dude who's been on Bravo's ?Top Chef?? Hell yes, there is. Hector Santiago, who runs Pura Vida and Super Pan, sets up a burrito stand across the street from the restaurant in his parking lot on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from noon till 4pm, or whenever he runs out of food. The signature burrito is stuffed with seasoned chicken, onions, cilantro, radishes and Santiago's tomatillo sauce.
Streatery food carts magically bypassed the Atlanta laws banning street food, and that golden ticket means multiple locations. Whether you stop by Centennial, Woodruff Park, Georgia State or Peachtree Center, these downtown carts do a delicious array of dogs, sausages and chicken sammies with tons of toppings and daily specials.
Jennifer Levison and her Atlanta institution Souper Jenny has been heavily involved with the street cart movement--Levison's even hosted one of the popular once-a-month Urban Picnics, a parking lot get-together thrown by the Atlanta Street Food Coalition (http://www.atlantastreetfood.com/). Keep a lookout for these events; her red truck will be there--hopefully with some of her signature lobster rolls.