Sometimes you just get in a mood where only a bread bowl full of something savory will satisfy you. Most of the year, Atlanta is a bit too warm for this wintry treat, but the second the temperatures drop, you’ll find yourself wanting to head out to one of the spots listed below for some warming fare. Whether it’s the traditional clam chowder or even a salad, everything just seems to taste better when surrounded by fresh bread. Check out our picks and see if your favorite made the list.
3500 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326
A seafood bread bowl? Yes, please! Yebo (pronounced “Yeah-bo”) is South African for “Yes,” and this little spot will satisfy your bread bowl craving in a new and different way. Yebo serves “bunny chow,” which is a traditional South African take on the bread bowl, and the seafood flavor is extremely popular. The bowls are also available in chicken curry, roasted vegetable and fried egg flavors. Treat yourself to something different and check out this local favorite.
625 W. Crossville Road, Suite 110
Roswell, GA 30075
You might not think of a pizza joint as the place to get a tasty bread bowl, but Your Pie serves one of Atlanta’s favorites. Instead of soup, the bread bowl works as a vessel for salad. You can feel like you’re being kind of healthy as you get ready to dig into the decadent pizzas. Check out Your Pie’s Roswell location. After all, everyone can enjoy a salad that arrives in style in a bread bowl, right?
Fork Story Italian Fusion
2550 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA 30097
Fork Story is another interesting hybrid Atlanta restaurant. The fusion of Italian and Asian cuisines results in some tasty new dishes. Fans of the traditional bread bowl will want to check out Fork Story’s take on the dish, as many of the restaurant’s devotees rave about this shrimp concoction. It also gets consistently good reviews for its pleasant, friendly service. If you want the classic clam chowder in a bread bowl, San Francisco-style, this won’t be your top choice, but if you’re willing to branch out and try something new, you’ll love it.
The Elder Tree Public House
469 Flat Shoals Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
If you’re looking for a hearty, filling bread bowl, be sure to stop in to The Elder Tree. This Irish pub with a Southern slant often features a ham and andouille chowder served in a French bread bowl which is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. The meats are cured in house, so you will get a great fresh smoky flavor. Of course, as it’s a pub, there is also a great selection of European beers, with 13 beers on tap. This is the perfect spot for your cozy winter warmer version of the bread bowl, and a big, flavorful beer, too.
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