There is nothing better on a cold winter morning than a warm slice of banana bread with maybe a dab of butter. Many people love to bake banana bread, but any number of great bakeries and restaurants in and around Atlanta offer their own take on banana bread. Banana bread is more than just smashed bananas, it is a delicate combination of eggs, sugar, baking soda and flour that mesh with bananas to make a little slice of heaven. Banana bread can also be used in other offerings, so here’s where you can find the best banana bread in the metro area.
The Market At Parish
240 N. Highland Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 681-4434

House-made breads, including banana bread, are just one of the reasons to make frequent visits to The Market at Parish on North Highland. The restaurant and bakery is known for its fresh bakery items and their delicious beverages. Order some banana bread from the counter with your latte. Its flavor might only be rivaled by your grandmother’s fresh out of the oven bread, but she doesn’t make it every day. Great service and fantastic food and drinks make The Market at Parish one of the best spots on Highland Ave.

Joy Cafe
316 Pharr Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 816-0306

One of Atlanta’s best bakeries also makes some of the best banana bread in the area. You’ve seen Joy Cafe on TV, and now you can try it for yourself. Every item is indeed made from scratch with healthy ingredients. Add on a teaspoon of butter, and you will want another slice. Joy Cafe can also cater your next event with breads, muffins and sandwiches.

Sally’s Gluten Free Bakery
5920 Roswell Road, Suite 108A
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 847-0211

Just because you are gluten free doesn’t mean you can’t partake in eating delicious bakery items. That includes the famous banana bread at Sally’s Gluten Free Bakery in Sandy Springs. This banana bread recipe has been in Sally’s family for years, and now you can enjoy it in the bakery or bring some home and impress your family and friends. Sweet and full of bananas, even if you aren’t gluten free, you will still love this bread.

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Graveyard Tavern
1245 Glenwood Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 622-8686

Banana bread at one of the coolest taverns in Atlanta? Well, it may come in the form of banana bread pudding, but it is still fresh, homemade and delicious. The Graveyard Tavern may be known for it’s wings, cold drinks and live music, but don’t miss a chance to order the yummy banana bread pudding topped with a scoop of hazelnut ice cream. Pardon the pun, but this is a dessert you will want to take with you to the grave.

Scooter’s Coffee Roswell
550 W. Crossville Road, Suite 101
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 299-1350

Scooter’s is new to the area, and coffee fans in North Fulton and throughout Roswell are excited. Scooter’s offers sit down and drive thru options to get your coffee and your treats, like their wonderful banana bread. Unlike some other coffee shops, Scooter’s breads and snacks are indeed baked-from scratch. Using the best ingredients, Scooter’s banana bread has some chocolate chips thrown in to sweeten an already delicious slice of bread. Just take a look at the innards and the crust; it’s freshly baked, and one slice will go great with your next cup of coffee.

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