The largest adaptive reuse project in Atlanta’s history, the Old Fourth Ward neighbourhood is now home to the colourful Ponce City Market. Housed in a historic Sears, Roebuck & Company building, Ponce City Market in Atlanta is a 2.1 million-square-foot development – the brainchild of development firm Jamestown (also behind New York City’s famed Chelsea Market) – currently with 550,000 square feet of Class-A loft office space and 300,000 square feet of retail and restaurants.
The project’s pulsing heart is the Central Food Hall, which is home to dine-in restaurants and grab-and-go-market stalls offering everything from tasty Indian street food at Botiwalla and fried poultry at Hop’s Chicken to Latin-inspired sandwiches and small plates at El Super Pan. The culinary smorgasbord also includes food concepts by James Beard award-winning chefs, such as Anne Quatrano’s W.H. Stiles Fish Camp, Linton Hopkins’ H&F Burger, Jonathan Waxman’s Brezza Cucina and Sean Brock’s Mexican joint Minero. For beef jerk and booze, pull up a bar stool at South African-inspired Biltong Bar. If a glass of Prosecco with a charcuterie board is more your style, find a seat at cosy Italian eatery Bellina Alimentari. For a casual meal of locally sourced raw vegetables, herbs, spices, soups, salads, and sandwiches, head to Farm to Ladle, then top your meal off with a Chocolate Sea Salt popsicle at King of Pops Bar & Good Grub or a scoop of Toasted Marshmallow ice cream at Honeysuckle Gelato.