Why Buford Highway is a Foreign Food Mecca in Georgia

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For your international food fix, head out to Buford Highway and admire the impeccable culinary creations
Buford Highway

Buford Highway is the place to be in Atlanta when it comes to genuine food from around the world.

Atlanta’s Buford Highway is not just a road — it’s a multiethnic community crossing multiple county borders and consisting of neighborhoods, shopping centers, and restaurants serving up genuine dishes from around the world. Driving down one of Atlanta’s most diverse roads yields sights of neon signs filled with characters in other languages and areas with names like “Asian Square.” It’s a much-needed space where Americans of all backgrounds can find authentic cuisine that doesn’t include burgers and pulled pork.

Places not to miss include the Buford Highway Farmers Market, which has been vending international cuisine and ingredients from around the world since 1974. Origins of goods include Central and South America, China, Thailand, and Eastern Europe.

If you’re searching for Vietnamese pho, look no further than Pho Dai Loi #2, which is located in Plaza Fiesta and specializes in the famous noodle soup, as well as spring rolls. For Malaysian cuisine, Mamak is a popular destination, and the menu includes everything from lemongrass chicken to mustard green fish head soup. Canton House has been called Atlanta’s best dim sum, and El Rey del Taco is a go-to spot for Mexican food.

Have more little-known food destinations along “BuHi”? Let us know in the comments.

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