Definitive guide to the Atlanta airport African food vendors?
Does anyone have a guide to the African food vendors at the taxi rank at Hartsfield? I'm going to have a long layover soon and would love some information on how to find it. Does a little French (or other language) help sweeten the deal? (Or at least convince them that you're not with the board of health?)
I could have sworn there was something on chowhound a while back before the CNET move but I can't find anything in the search.
Here's a link to a post that seems to have the most information on the subject:
In case that doesn't work, here's a post from that thread:
The African food trucks aren't actually on restricted territory, but you really have to know your way around to find them - and they may not be willing to serve you once you do. (I suspect that this is due to health/business licensing issues - or lack thereof, so if you don't look like a taxi driver, they may think you're an undercover health department (IRS, INS, etc) agent. IF you want to give it a try, follow the signs to the West Economy parking lot (behind where all the courtesy shuttle busses pick up) - walk to the far end of that parking lot just to the left of where cars enter the lot and look for the taxi assembly area across the street. A short dash through traffic and you'll find four or five food trucks and one picnic table amidst hundreds and hundres of taxis. A full meal awaits for probably less than a five spot.
SalMonela Mar 12, 2007 10:54AM