It’s a great time to live in Atlanta. The city is one of the fastest-growing in the country, according to City Journal. And it’s home to countless, diverse restaurant and catering concepts. These places go way beyond the southern comfort food you might regularly think of when you think about ATL. Here are 10 caterers that are among the best of the best in Atlanta catering. They are definitely worth checking out.
1. Katie’s Catering (Suwanee)
Katie’s Catering is one of Atlanta’s most reliable catering companies, offering up breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, with comforting choices like Chicken Pot Pie, Meatloaf, Pot Roast, and Baked Ziti. Katie’s Catering is truly full-service, providing all of the tools — utensils, ice, side dishes, and drinks — that you need to execute a great event.
2. Zaxby’s (Atlanta and Marietta)
Born as a chicken shack founded by two childhood friends, Zaxby’s has turned into a neighborhood favorite. And it’s not just a wing joint. They’ve got chicken everything. Chicken sandwiches, chicken fingers, chicken salad — you name it, and Zaxby’s makes it. Order up the caterer’s famous Chicken Fingerz Platter, which includes a side of Zaxby’s proprietary Zax sauce, a tangy dip that tastes good on pretty much everything.
3. Caterrific! (College Park)
One of the most notable players in Atlanta catering, Caterrific!, serves up high-end packages. Try the Asian Feast of spicy honey-teriyaki turkey and chicken fried rice. They also offer up the Duet Feast, made of grilled salmon with maple cognac glaze, stuffed chicken breast, and three-cheese potatoes. No matter what you order, it comes with fluffy lemon pound cake and sweet tea. That’s an Atlanta tradition. Caterrific! pays special attention to service and presentation, and will make sure everything looks elegant and organized.
4. The Flying Biscuit Café (Suwanee)
This Atlanta caterer’s slogan is “Southern charm with a twist of fun.” It’s a reference to the playful but deeply soulful food on offer. The biscuits are the star here. Believe it or not, but they churn out about 5,000 per day. But you will also swoon over the Not Your Mama’s Pimento Cheese Sandwich, made with basil, tomatoes, Serrano peppers, and turkey bacon. And don’t forget to try the Award-Winning Shrimp & Grits.
5. Finding Flavor (Atlanta)
Finding Flavor pulls its inspiration from all across the world to bring you high-end, inspired party spreads like Tuscan Tortellini, Key West Grilled Shrimp Kabobs, Caribbean Rice Salad, and Jambalaya. And what’s the best part? With Finding Flavor, you don’t just have to choose one cuisine. You can mix and match with your favorite dishes to provide a spread that’s a true trip around the globe.
6. Flip Burger Boutique (Atlanta)
Another favorite in Atlanta catering is Flip Burger Boutique, a burger joint from celebrity chef Richard Blais. If you’re looking for a different spin on the American classic, look no further. Have you ever topped your burger with blackened shrimp? What about tzatziki? How about kimchi Brussels sprouts? There are so many choices. It’s hard to know where to start. Each innovative creation will become your new favorite burger. Don’t forget to order the Tempura Okra with Sriracha ranch dressing to start, a crispy, funky take on your usual French fries.
7. Swiff Catering (Atlanta)
Swiff offers a rotating menu of comfort food classics that changes according to the season. So whether you’re enjoying the Baked Mac & Cheese or the Garlic Mashed Potatoes, this Atlanta caterer uses the highest-quality ingredients possible. For a quality dinner in a pinch, Swiff is an excellent option.
8. Scrumptious Fare Catering (Lawrenceville and Decatur)
Known for its stunning presentations and refined, but hearty offerings, Scrumptious Fare Catering is the perfect option for an office party or social gathering. The Soul Food Dinner includes the fan-favorite beef brisket and southern fried chicken. Another great option is the selection of Classic Breakfast Sandwiches. What better way to start your day than with fluffy biscuits filled with pork sausage, green tomatoes, and cheese?
9. Carrib Café Bar and Grill (Duluth)
Your go-to choice in Atlanta catering for Caribbean food is always Carrib Café Bar and Grill. You’ll find deeply flavored, smoky, spicy island specialties, including Jerk Chicken, Curry Shrimp, and rice and beans. It’s a welcome change from your standard catering fare.
10. D.B.A. Barbecue (Atlanta)
D.B.A. Barbecue serves up Atlanta-style hickory smoked barbecue, with southern classics like pulled pork, brisket, and ribs. The sandwiches make for a great lunch option. They include your choice of smoked meat on a bun slathered with barbecue sauce, and southern sides like boiled peanuts, cream corn, mac and cheese, and collard greens.
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