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Best of Atlanta 2021: Readers’ Choice


See all the Best of Atlanta 2021 winners

We asked our readers to share their favorites across dozens of categories, and those 161 came out on top.

Purchases

Best farmer’s market
Your DeKalb Farmer’s Market
Decatur

Best Farmer’s Market (finalist)
Freedom Farmers Market
Poncey-Highland

Best furniture store
Maison Intaille collection
Piedmont heights

Best local boutique for women
Bomb factory
Ponce city market

Best wedding salon
The sentimentalist
Berkeley Park

Best skin care store
Zipporah

Virginia Highland Books

Photograph by Ben Rollins

Best local bookstore
Virginia Highland Books
VaHi

Best Kitchen Store
The cook’s warehouse
Piedmont heights

Best garden / nursery supply
Pike nursery

Best Garden / Nursery Supply (Finalist)
Victorian Atlanta
East Atlanta, Old Fourth Ward

Best local shop for men (tie)
Sid mashburn
West side arrangements

Best local shop for men (tie)
Billy reid
Westside Provisions, Buckhead

Best place for men’s suits
Suitsupply
Shops around Lenox

Best toy store
Rhen’s Nest
Former fourth quarter

Best place to buy art (tie)
Vinings Gallery
Vinings

Jackson Fine Arts
The blue dress on the waves, T12 by Saïdou Dicko

Courtesy of Jackson Fine Art

Best place to buy art (tie)
Jackson Fine Arts
Buckhead

Best Record Store
Criminal records
Inman Park

Best jewelry store
Worth more
Decatur, downtown

Best wine store
Perrine cellar
West side arrangements

Best department store
Nordstrom

Best mall (indoor)
Phipps Square

Best mall (Outside)
Avalon

Best Outdoor Gear Store
REI

Best flower shop
Remember you flowers and gifts

Best cigar shop (tie)
Do you have any cigars?
Decatur

Best cigar shop (tie)
Davidoff from Geneva
Buckhead

Best butcher
Midtown Butcher
Downtown

Best vintage clothing store
Junkman’s Daughter
Little five dots

Best eyewear store
Warby parker

Best tennis store
I play tennis
Piedmont heights

Best local clothing store
Dakota J’s
VaHi

Best gift shop
Adelina Social goods
The works

Best Resale of Furniture and Home Goods
Kudzu Antiques + Modern
Decatur

Best lighting store
Arts lamp
Berkeley Park

Best shoes for men
Shoemakers union
Ponce city market

Home services

Best custom closets
The container store

Best home builder
Hedge wooden houses

Best interior designer
Trinity House Design
Decatur

Drink + Nightlife

Best place to dance
Candela
Armor

Best place to dance (finalist)
Johnny’s refuge
Buckhead North

Best cocktails
little mind
Inman Park

Best wine list
The Chastain
Chastain Park

Best sports bar
Taco Mac

Best Georgia Vineyard (Tie)
Elan Castle
Braselton

Best Georgia Vineyard (Tie)
Wolf Mountain Vineyards
Dahlonega

Best wine bar
Barcelona
Inman Park, west side

Best Marguerite
Minero
Former fourth quarter

Best bar
Albert
Inman Park

Best place for trivia
Red beer garden
Benteen Park

Best brewery
Three taverns
Decatur, Reynoldstown

Best beer in Georgia
Creature comforts Tropicália

Best karaoke night
Local
VaHi

Services

Best framing store
Framing by Design
Piedmont heights

Best wedding venue (tie)
SCAD Ivy Room
Downtown

Best wedding venue (tie)
Elan Castle
Braselton

Best dry cleaner
Sig samuels
Downtown

Best Financial Planner
Charles Schwab

Best car wash
Two Minit “Gorilla” Car Wash
Piedmont heights

Best boutique hotel
Clermont Hotel
Poncey-Highland

While eating

Best tacos
Taqueria Del Sol

Best ramen
Ramen Bar Jinya

Best italian
Storico fresco
Buckhead

Best terrace
Marlow’s Tavern

Best barbecue
Sweet Auburn barbecue
Poncey-Highland

Best Mexican
Minero
Former fourth quarter

Best bakery
Saint Germain
Ponce Town Market, Westside

Best OTP restaurant (tie)
Casa Nuova
Alpharetta

Best OTP restaurant (tie)
Marlow’s Tavern

Best restaurant for kids
Taco Mac

Best food pop-up
Heritage Supper Club

Vietnamese grilled pork belly for two at Southern Belle

Photograph by Martha Williams

Best restaurant
Southern beauty
Poncey-Highland

Best New Restaurant
Karv kitchen
Chamblee

Best Chocolate / Chocolatier
Xocolatl
Inman Park

Best restaurant for special occasions
Lazy Betty
Candler Park

Best frozen treat
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

Best Biscuits
Tiff’s treats

Best Food Instagrammer
Eating in Atlanta @eatingthroughatlanta

Best breakfast
Home grown
Reynoldstown

Best Chef
Joey Ward, Southern Belle & Georgia Boy

Best salads
Chicken Ponko

Best brunch
Murphy’s
VaHi

Best Mighty Breakfast Restaurant
First watch

Best Indian
Chai Pani
Decatur

Best Burrito
Minero
Former fourth quarter

Best Sandwich Place (Tie)
Fred’s Meat and Bread
Inman Park

Best Sandwich Place (Tie)
Victory sandwich bar
Decatur, Inman Park

Best donut shop
Revolution donuts
Decatur, Inman Park

Best Chinese
Masterpiece
Duluth

vegan slut atlanta
vegan slut

Photography courtesy of Slutty Vegan

Best vegetarian / vegan restaurant
vegan slut

Best Japanese
Japanese restaurant Nakato
Morningside / Lenox Park

Best gourmet foods
that of alon

Best pastry
A piece of cake

Best thai
Nan Thai Fine Cuisine
Downtown

Best pie shop
Southern Baked Pie Company

Best pizza
Pizza Antico

Best smoothie / juice bar
Ardennes Garden

Best restaurant on the Buford Highway
Lee Bakery
Chamblee

Best Sushi
Umi
Peachtree Heights West

Best steak
BONE
Buckhead

Best coffee
Dancing goats

Best dining room
Krog Street Market
Inman Park

Best Greek
Gyro greek

Play and see

Best public park
Piedmont Park

Best concert hall
The Tabernacle
Downtown

Fox theater
Fox theater

Photograph by Martha Williams

Best live theater
Fox theater
Downtown

Best attraction worth a visit
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Downtown
(Editor’s note: I guess they grabbed the OTP vote.)

Best day trip
North Georgia Mountains

Best jazz club
Blind willie
VaHi

Best bowling
Comet Pub & Lanes
Decatur

Best Bowling (finalist)
Painted Duck
Atlanta Stockyard

Best art gallery (tie)
Spalding Nix Fine Arts
the hills of peach trees

Best art gallery (tie)
White space gallery
Inman Park

Best private golf course
Ansley Golf Club
Ansley Park

Best public golf course
Bobby jones
Buckhead

Best Live Music Venue
Eddie’s attic
Decatur

Best Live Comedy
The Village Theater
Sweet auburn

Best Live Comedy (Finalist)
Laughing skull
Downtown

Best Museum (Arts)
Top art museum
Downtown

Best Museum (Other)
SCAD FASH Fashion Museum + Film
Downtown

Best Museum (Other, finalist)
Atlanta History Center
Peachtree Heights West

Best local attraction (inside)
Georgia Aquarium
Downtown

Best local attraction (outdoor)
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Piedmont Park

Best local band
Bird dog jubilee

Best bike path
Silver comet

Best bike path (finalist)
Mount Arabia National Heritage Area
Arabian mountain

Health

Best running event
Peachtree Road Race

Best gym / health club
Armor body
Armor

Best bar studio
Bar 3

Best climbing gym (tie)
Stone summit

Best climbing gym (tie)
Wall Crawler
Candler Park

Best yoga studio
Highland Yoga

Best personal trainer
Jeremy ryan allen

Best bike shop
Outback bikes
Little five dots

Best cycling studio
SoulCycle

Best Pilates Studio
Stellar bodies

Best massage therapist
The art of tactile massage
Downtown

Best crossfit studio
Crossfit Atlanta
Undergrowth hills

Media and sports

Atlanta Hawks Top Player
Young Traé

Best TV Meteorologist
Ella Dorsey

Best Radio Talk Show Host
Dr Rashad Richey

Best TV Sports Presenter
Marie-Martin

Best Professional Sports Team
Atlanta Braves

Best Professional Sports Team (Finalist)
Atlanta united

Best player for the Atlanta Falcons
Matt ryan

Best player for the Atlanta Braves
Freddie freeman

Best Atlanta United Player
Josef martinez

Atlanta’s Best Dream Player
Courtney williams

Pets

Best veterinary practice
Village Veterans
Decatur

Best Pet Groomer
Jazzy pawz
Inman Park

Best pet store
The whole dog market

Best doggy day care (tie)
Village of barking dogs

Best doggy day care (tie)
Doguroo
Berkeley Park

Best pet friendly bar or restaurant (tie)
Hampton + hudson
Inman Park

Best pet friendly bar or restaurant (tie)
Go look for
Former fourth quarter

Beauty

Best Salon Colorist (Tie)
Abby Andrée, Mermaid Lounge
Avenue of the English

Best Salon Colorist (Tie)
Atlanta Coloring Studio
Wooded hills

Best hairdresser
Frankie Love Edwards

Best salon for rash
Dry bar

Best spa / salon (facial treatment)
The Ten Spot
Morning

Best spa
The Four Seasons Spa
Downtown

Best hair salon
Van Michel Salon

This article appears in our December 2021 issue.