When you live at our Peachtree apartments, you live next to everything – food, dining, outdoor recreational activities, shopping, the list goes on and on. And one of the hangout spots near 1660 Peachtree is Krog Street Market. Atlanta’s acclaimed Krog Street Market is where you’ll find retailers, merchants, fresh produce, and restaurants inside a warehouse dating back to the 1880s. Pick up a few fresh ingredients for tonight’s meal or skip cooking altogether and eat out at award-winning eateries instead.
A brief history of Krog Street Market
The history of Krog Street Market is quite an interesting one. The warehouse, first constructed in the 1889, was used to store cast-iron stoves made by the very successful Atlanta Stove Works. The company quickly grew to be a multi-million dollar company by the 1960s and employed over 500 people. In 1987, The Atlanta Stove Works closed its doors after nearly a century of business.
The building sat vacant for a while and was briefly turned into a multi-use space with offices and small restaurants. Then, in 2006, Tyler Perry purchased the land for a rumored $7 million and in 2008, opened Tyler Perry Studios. The actor/director/producer would go on to make 16 movies, 14 stage plays, and 5 television programs in the historic 200,000 square-foot space.
In 2012, developers and investors began talks of Krog Street Market – an ‘epicurean center’. The building was purchased by Pace Properties in October and the first retailers were announced in 2013. Just one year later, Krog Street Market opened its doors to the public and revolutionized the way Atlantans dine.
A year after its opening, the Krog Street Market was already named one of ‘The World’s Best Food Halls’ by Travel + Leisure in 2015. Over the next few years, Krog Street Market would go one to be named as one of the Top 10 Food Halls in America, Best Bars in America, Best New Restaurants, Best of Atlanta, and its eateries have earned multiple James Beard Foundation nominations.
As for its future? Krog Street Market continues to be a favorite go-to destination for the city of Atlanta.
Dining at Krog Street Market
The trendy Krog Street Market offers its visitors over a dozen dining options ranging from BBQ to dumplings. Anyone who loves food will thoroughly enjoy exploring all of the different options available for every meal. Here’s a more detailed look at just a few of the delicious options housed inside Krog Street Market.
Varuni Napoli – Visit the open-concept kitchen of Varuni Napoli to eat authentic Italian cuisine and wood-fired Neapolitan pizza. Choose a house-made red or white specialty pie or build your own from scratch. For adult beverages, they offer beer, wine, and, of course – limoncello.
Richards’ Southern Fried – Would life in the south really be complete without a great fried chicken joint nearby? Richards’ Southern Fried‘s hot chicken is one-of-a-kind and it all starts with their spiced brine and a special mix of seasoning. Whether you go for the classic fried chicken or opt for a sandwich, you’ll be addicted in no time.
Grand Champion BBQ – Of course, another southern staple is BBQ and Grand Champion BBQ (aka G.C. BBQ) is winning awards left and right for their delicious, smokey meats. You’ll find all the classics at this mouthwatering establishment: pulled pork, brisket, smoked chicken, smoked sausage, and more. Choose from some standard comfort food sides like mac & cheese, collard greens, baked beans, and coleslaw to complete the perfect southern meal.
Gu’s Dumplings – With a combined 70 years of culinary experience, the owners of Gu’s Dumplings are bringing authentic Szechuan food to Atlanta. On the menu, you’ll find dumplings (of course), noodles, soups, and classic Szechuan dishes like Kung Pao Chicken, Ma Po Tofu, Chicken Fried Rice, and more.
For a full list of restaurants, cafes, and other places to satisfy your tastebuds, check out Krog Street Market’s dining and retail directory.
Pop into these shops on your way home to our Peachtree apartments
On your way home from a day exploring the Eastside Trail, stop by Krog Street Market for a little retail therapy. The historic warehouse is home to a beer & wine shop, pet store, gift boutiques, and other fun spots. For a full list of their unique retailers, you can view their directory, but here’s a closer look at just a few of our favorite trendy shops at Krog Street Market.
The Collective – The Collective is a whimsical shop with a multitude of wonderful goods. You’ll find antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, jewelry, succulents, and so many other incredible finds – all made by local artists, entrepreneurs, and craftspeople.
Hop City Beer & Wine – Hop City is known as a top-rated retailer of craft beer in both Georgia and Alabama. Here, you can find dozens of beers on draft, rare and hard-to-find bottles, as well as wine, whiskey, scotch, and hand-crafted cocktails.
Krog Street Pet Works – Spoil your fur baby at Krog Street Pet Works. This is your one-stop shop for everything your pet needs. On their shelves, you’ll find all the best toys, treats, accessories, and gifts – some you won’t find anywhere else!
Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate – Satisfy your sweet tooth or pick up a gift at Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate. Artfully crafted and thoughtfully sourced, the cacao beans used to make their single-origin dark chocolate are ethically-sourced from the Americas and East Africa. Be sure to try one of their decadent drinking chocolates for a new take on chocolate.
Trendy shops and delicious eateries near our Peachtree in Midtown apartments
Krog Street Market is just one of the few incredible places you can find restaurants, boutiques and community happenings near 1660 Peachtree. Come tour our Peachtree in Midtown apartments today.