Known for its Southern hospitality and charm, Atlanta’s burgeoning food scene has recently put the city on the culinary map in the South. The ATL has seen its restaurant industry flourish as more and more new restaurants pop up around the city, which makes for a breeding ground of delicious sandwiches. With so many options, it can be difficult to decide which ‘wich to choose. Our roundup of the 5 best sandwiches in Atlanta will help make your sandwich decision easy like a Sunday morning.
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1. BBQ’d Grilled Cheese at 521 Kitchen & Que
Combining the ultimate American comfort food with a Southern classic, the BBQ’d Grilled Cheese at 521 Kitchen & Que in Buckhead is one not to miss. Your choice of delicious, slow-smoked pork, chicken or brisket is sandwiched between buttery toast and held together with American and cheddar cheeses. Jalapenos and tomatoes add an extra kick. Enjoy this Southern-style grilled cheese with a side of Cola Braised Collards. You’re welcome.
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2. The Farmer’s Daughter Sliders at Smoke Ring
Located in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill, the Smoke Ring offers traditional Southern fare, in addition to a few unusual twists. The perfect place for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike, The Farmer’s Daughter Sliders are sure to please any palate. With fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese, delicate micro greens and topped with red pepper jam, these sliders are the perfect mix of farm-to-table-meets-refined-Southern cuisine.
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3. Mexican Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich at 7 Hens
7 Hens uses local, all-natural, cage-free chicken breast that’s pounded and breaded, so it’s tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside. This international take on your classic schnitzel combines chipotle aioli, cilantro mojo, and picante seasoning with breaded and fried chicken in a way that brings the heat. Turn the dial up to 11, Atlanta. This is a sandwich you can’t live without.
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4. Smoked Salmon BLT at Neighborhood Eats
They say all roads lead to Atlanta, and more than 70 of those roads are named after the classic Southern peach. At Neighborhood Eats down Peachtree Road, the house-made sandwich selection is not to be missed. The Smoked Salmon BLT delivers smokiness from both the Norwegian smoked salmon and the bacon. Add lettuce, tomato, and caper mayo on Texas toast, and you have one unforgettable twist on the classic Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwich.
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5. Yo Mama’s Sweet Meat Heartburn Remix at Bone Lick BBQ
Last but certainly not least, Bone Lick BBQ features the ultimate sandwich of the South. With its humble beginnings as a roadside shack recently turned brick-and-mortar, Bone Lick BBQ offers traditional Southern comfort food loved by both locals and visitors. Yo Mama’s Sweet Meat Heartburn Remix is a cult-classic at Bone Lick BBQ. This mouthful begins with smoked pork topped with house-made slaw, fried pickles, pork rinds, and cheese toast. This winning combination is then sandwiched between thick slices of Texas toast and comes complete with a spare rib on the side.
When in Atlanta, your sandwich options are plenty. No matter which sandwich you choose, each are served up with a side of Southern hospitality.
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