Metro-Atlanta has been long overdue for its recognition as a place for foodies to find and enjoy a wide variety of culinary creativeness. When Michelin announced it would be crafting an Atlanta Michelin Guide, many wondered if they would only explore ITP (inside the perimeter) of Fulton County and I-285. Thankfully, Michelin scouts traveled into DeKalb County and discovered the tasty treasures in Doraville as well as downtown Avondale Estates, Chamblee, and Decatur.
It came as no surprise that many of the restaurants in DeKalb County selected for the guide are dotted along Buford Highway, which stretches from Brookhaven through Chamblee, Doraville and beyond; the area is often referred to as the “DeKalb International Corridor” and features many notable restaurants offering authentic Mexican, Central American, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cuisine. Buford Highway continues to draw food tourists from all over and with food bus tours, “taste of” festivals, markets, and special events. Now, more people than ever are figuring out what Buford Highway is all about – including Michelin writers who explore dining throughout the world.
If it’s been a while since a trip to Buford Highway for a delicious, authentic experience, check out the newly published Atlanta Michelin Guide and venture to one of the restaurants highlighted along the highway. There truly is something for every palate.