Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Buford Hwy

The best thing about Buford Hwy is that there's no end to the ethnic treasures.  While the food can be amazing, the service usually can't live up to as high of a standard.  From Colombian to Chinese and everything in between, this highways treat to Atlanta is food.  I am a Georgia native and visit Buford Hwy frequently but still each time there seems to be a new place that I didn't notice before.  Below is a list of my favorites at the moment with comments and what I like to order. 

Havana (Cuban)- Order a Cuban Sandwich or #13 dinner (always the dinner)
3979 Buford Highway #108
Atlanta, Georgia 30345
While not as good as it once was, its still better than most in town.

Machu Picchu (Peruvian)- Ceviche, Ceviche with a side of Ceviche
3375 Buford Hwy NE #1130 
Atlanta, GA 30329
Nothing but goodness.

La Casona (Columbian)- Order the daily special with everything, extra relish (I don't know the name), and a fruit drink.

3820 Stewart Rd

AtlantaGA 30340
The atmosphere inside is better than it looks outside.  I particularly love there chicharron's and pineapple juice.  Most of there waitstaff speaks English or close enough to order. 

White Windmill Bakery (Korean Bakery)- All things bread
5881 Buford Hwy NE 
Atlanta, GA 30340
I wasn't pleased with there sandwiches but as you walk around and try all of the breads you will see why this place is special.

Canton House (Chinese Dim Sum)- Shrimp
4825 Buford Hwy NE  
Chamblee, GA 30341
While I've tried most of the selections, everything with shrimp is usually my favorite.

Lee's Bakery (Vietnamese)- Pork Banh Mi (any meat will do)
4005 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
They have pho and its OK but the sandwiches are the best around. This bakery makes the bread for almost all Vietnamese restaurants around Atlanta.  

For now these are my favorites but there are tons more Asian, and Latin American restaurants to try.  


  1. Great, JD! I'll have to try these. Do you know any good Indian places inthat area?

  2. There are several Indian restaurants on and around Buford Hwy but none that I would recommend. I love Indian food and it is always a goal of mine to find the best around but sadly I can only find a few in Decatur (Zyka's my personal favorite) and one in Alpharetta (Madras). But if and when I find another one I will be sure to post it.