Rakkan Ramen, M&J Caribbean Cuisine, Soul Vegan, Sea Salt Seafood Lounge, Salsa Taqueria Wings Open in Atlanta


Vegan soul

800 Forrest Street, Berkeley Park

Part of the Forrest Neighborhood Eatery Ghost Kitchen in Berkeley Park, Soul Vegan specializes in comfort food and vegan and vegetarian snacks. The soul food inspired menu offers dishes like Philly Cheese egg rolls, vegan chicken and waffles, a Beyond burger, and even vegan okra, all served with candied yams, vegan mac and cheese, and coleslaw. Open for take out and delivery. Order in line. Masks mandatory for pickup.

Dutch steak

1010 Peachtree Street West, Downtown

Chief Gerry “G.” Garvin recently opened LowCountry Steak at the Hanover West Peachtree Resort in Midtown. In addition to the premium, dry-aged steaks, the restaurant also serves dishes such as crab cakes, shrimp and oatmeal, seafood bouillabaisse, a fried chicken sandwich and a burger topped with gruyere and of arugula. There’s peach cobbler and donut bread pudding for dessert, as well as a full bar. Open for lunch and dinner and brunch on weekends. Check menu here. Reservations encouraged. Masks strongly encouraged.

Seafood lounge with sea salt

1044 Greenwood Avenue, Virginia-Highland

Billed as a seafood lounge, this newly opened restaurant replaces Tiki Iniki on Greenwood Avenue in Virginia-Highland. The menu features dishes like lobster bites with Caribbean aioli, a basket of shrimp, crab and shrimp broths, and an eight-ounce lobster tail with macaroni and cheese and lobster broccolini. Additionally, the restaurant offers crab cakes, lamb lollipops, a burger, and weekend brunch, as well as cocktails and hookah. Check menu here. Open every day at 5 p.m. Masks strongly encouraged.

Salsa Taqueria and Wings

3799 Buford Road, Brookhaven

Located next to a Shell gas station on Buford Highway in Brookhaven, this over-the-counter taqueria serves a halal menu of Mexican-American comfort food including beef and chicken birria tacos, tamales, wings and fries, tortas, burgers and cheesesteaks. Call 404-957-8038 for take out. Weekend specials. Available through UberEats, GrubHub, and DoorDash. Masks required.

Spicy hill restaurant

1544 Tara Road, Jonesboro

Owned by brothers Desrick and Alrick Smith, Spicy Hill Restaurant in Jonesboro is now open and offers a full menu of classic and revisited Jamaican fare. Start the meal with cod fritters, ackee and salted fish spring rolls, or mild to incredibly spicy jerk wings served with pineapple salsa. Starters here include spicy oxtails with peas and rice, Italian curry stew, curried goat cheese and whole snapper, plus jerk chicken and pineapple stuffed waffles and a fruit special. seafood with crab legs, prawns and a lobster tail for brunch. Check menu here. Open for on-site and take-out service. Closed on Mondays. Masks strongly encouraged.

Rakkan Ramen

9700 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek

Described as a “Japanese soul food” restaurant, Rakkan first opened as a small four-seat restaurant in Tokyo nearly ten years ago. Now, with a handful of locations in California, Rakkan has spread to Johns Creek in the metro Atlanta area. While the restaurant serves izakaya-style bites on the menu like gyoza, takoyaki, rice bowls, rolls and rolls, Rakkan is best known for its ramen made from vegetable broth. Check menu here. Catering service. Order in line for takeout. Masks required.

M&J Caribbean Cuisine

3380 Holcomb Bridge Road, Norcross

This Caribbean counter service restaurant is owned by the same team behind Tropical Caribbean Cuisine just up the road on Holcomb Bridge. Come here for classics like oxtails, goat cheese curry, jerk wings, roast chicken and beef patties, plus comfort food such as Philly Caribbean beef stew, Cuban sandwich. with pork and jerk ham and peanut and coconut chicken. Grab bread pudding for dessert or a slice of cake or pie of the day from M&J. Order in line for takeout. Masks strongly encouraged.


Michael M. Tomlin

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