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Small Places, Big Tastes in Marietta!

a close up of a glass of orange juice

We have many places in Marietta that may be SMALL in the size of the restaurant or shop, but offer BIG tastes on their menus!  Here are a few of our favs and what food items we like to try, whether it be dining Al fresco or taking food to go these are must try spots.  We are still brainstorming on how to safely start back up our food tours, but for now go and support these fantastic locally owned spots.

A hidden gem and perfect on a  hot Summer day is Paleteria La Michoacana ice cream shop.  They only have a pick up window currently, but don’t let that stop you from getting a deliciously refreshing Chamoyada which is made with mango sorbet, fresh mango and a straw coated with sweet/hot chili powder…you will not regret this!  We also tried the Mexican Elote’ street corn that comes in a cup, a bit savory and spicy, mmm!  They also have a vast selection of popsicles made with milk or water and we tried the coconut (milk) and also the pineapple (water) and both were quite tasty and perfect snack in the heat of the day.  They don’t have a website that I could find, but their address is- 737 Roswell St. 30060

a close up of a glass of orange juiceChamoyoda is a game changer!!!

 

We have been going to Kiosco for many years now and not just on the food tour…we enjoy their food quite often for dine in and also to take home as well.  You will feel transported to Colombia and must try their best selling dish, the Medio Pollo al Horno, which is literally a half chicken,  perfectly seasoned and slow roasted, then flash fried to make the skin crispy and delicious, served with raspberry sauce and mixed veggies!  If you are craving an authentic entree, try the Bandeja Paisa- Grilled steak, chorizo, pork rinds, maduros, rice/beans and topped with a fried egg, yum!

They offer great seafood dishes as well such as delicious seafood Paella and a roasted Salmon with tomato/green onion sauce.  The Sangria is soooo good isn’t overly sweet, made with red wine, fresh fruit juices and a bit of brandy to give it a nice balance…also in Peach and Mango varieties.   The owners and servers are super friendly and treat you like family. http://www.kioscocolombianrestaurant.com/

a plate of food on a tableMedio Pollo Al Horno is utterly mouthwatering!

 

Sessions Stand bakery is just a short 10 minute walk from Marietta Square and the smell of the freshly made croissants and pastries are just divine as you get closer to this quaint little neighborhood gem.  Owned by Katie and Micah Pfister, who also operate The Butcher the Baker on Marietta Square wanted a community feel for this place and they certainly exceeded expectations.  Katie is a professionally trained baker and is quite creative by using the spent grain from local Reformation brewery in the croissants to give a nuttier flavor and the avocado toast is to die for, topped with feta cheese and arugula.  The ham n cheese croissant will change your life with big pieces of ham, cheddar cheese and what really sets it apart is the everything seasoning on the crust!

They offer some tasty lunch items as well to include chicken salad with a croissant and the almost famous “Standwich”, which changes periodically from a BLT to a ham version piled high with local fresh veggies and Micah’s pickled onions, so delish!  Of course they offer Rev coffee in hot or iced,  various teas and cappuccino which pair well with an Everything cookie that has sea salt to compliment the sweet flavor as well.  They offer take out only with a small patio and the address is- 380 North Sessions St. 30060 Look them up on Instagram @Sessionsstand

a bunch of different kinds of donutsImage credit- Sessions Stand Instagram

 

The Eating Spot is just a few blocks from Marietta Square on Lemon St and is veteran owned and has been doing catering for years and in late 2019 decided to open their own spot.  We have heard really great things about their food and friendly service from close friends and plan to place an order soon.  Our friends recommended the brown sugar meatloaf and also the wings with choice of sauces being hot, honey, garlic butter, bbq and lemon pepper.  The spicy fried chicken sandwich had a rave review on Google and so did the side dish of brussels sprouts sauteed in a sweet chili sauce, yummm!  Give them and try don’t forget dessert with a personal size tin of delectable peach cobbler.  http://www.theeatingspot.com

a tray of food on a plateImage credit- The Eating Spot Facebook Page