Walking into the vibrant, bustling atmosphere of SWEET AUBURN CURB MARKET
is one of the few times in Atlanta you look around and say, "Wow, I'm in a city
!" Mingled among the purveyors of groceries and handmade soaps is a food court of (gasp!) mostly independent vendors whose offerings span the globe. You can get delicious fried oysters at Tilapia Express, soul food and Jamaican veggie patties at Afrodish or unusual sausages and cheeses at Salumeria Taggiasca. And, hey, the market's Western Union outpost even gets into the act: They offer free pizza to anyone cashing a check over $200.
209 Edgewood Ave., 404-659-1665. www.atlantacurbmarket.com