By Marlena Turner

Lunchtime in Atlanta can be hectic, and even require a reservation depending on where you’re going. As crowds’ flock to their nearest eatery, knowing where to go and what you want is the key to time management, and getting in and out for a quick lunch in downtown Atlanta. Downtown Atlanta has so many amazing lunch spots to choose from whether you’re looking for Asian-fusion, BBQ, or a mouthful of flavorful foods that will tantalize your taste buds, here are the best spots for a quick lunch in downtown Atlanta.

Twin Smokers BBQ
300 Marietta St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 698-4707
www.twinsmokersbbq.com

In the city of Atlanta, there are no shortages of great barbecue restaurants. Twin Smokers BBQ is a modern take on an old-fashioned southern favorite, with its name inspired by their two smokers in the back of their restaurant named Matthew and Elizabeth. Many patrons stop in for a quick lunch and order either their succulent brisket sandwich, corn soufflé, or as a treat try out their fresh pork rinds, among other mouth-watering dishes. They also have a great selection of sauces for the awesome meat that comes out of both Matthew and Elizabeth. Stop in, enjoy the atmosphere as you grab a quick bite for lunch at Twin Smokers BBQ.

The Food Shoppe
123 Luckie St. N.W., Suite #108,
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 600-8443
www.yelp.com/biz/the-food-shoppe-atlanta

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, many of their residents sought new opportunity within the city of Atlanta. That very fact can be seen in some of the creole cuisine that can now be found at some of Atlanta’s most popular restaurants. The Food Shoppe whips up traditional creole dishes that can be found on Bourbon Street. Small and quaint, patrons line up during lunch for their creole shrimp and grits, famous jambalaya or some of their sweet treats such as their pudding bread. If you don’t mind food bursting with spice, flavor and soul, stop in for a quick lunch at The Food Shoppe.

Blossom Tree
64 Peachtree St. N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 223-7500
www.blossomtreekoreaneatery

Atlanta is home to many Asian-fusion restaurants and the Blossom Tree is one that serves traditional Korean dishes that’s both fast, healthy and delicious. During lunch rush, long lines can be seen from the Blossom Tree. Their most popular dishes are their Korean tacos, dumplings, and their chicken Bimbibap. Stop in a grab a combo to-go, or enjoy the atmosphere and friendly service when you stop in for a quick lunch at the Blossom Tree.

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Sensational Subs
33 Edgewood Ave. S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 523-1420
www.sensationalsubsga.com

Sensational Subs is just as simple as its name. Their subs are quick, delicious bites to eat when you’re in need of a fast lunch on the go. It’s tucked in the surrounding area of downtown Atlanta near Georgia State University. It’s local favorite of students, professionals and local residents. Each day they post new daily specials that come with both a sandwich, side, and a drink. They also serve beer too. So if you’re in the downtown area in search of a delicious sub, check out Sensational Subs for a quick bite for lunch.

Jamrock Restaurant
111 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 577-4622
www.jamrockrestaurant.com

Jamrock is a popular downtown Jamaican restaurant serving up large portions of classic flavorful food that their patrons have come to know and love. The atmosphere is family-oriented with an exuberant mix of college students, professionals, and government employees all piling in to experience the delicious food, amazing vibes, and great service at a decent price. Some of their most popular dishes are their jerk chicken, brown stewed fish, and curry chicken. If you’re in the downtown area in search of food that touches your soul, check out Jamrock Restaurant.

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