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Definitive guide to the Atlanta airport African food vendors?

lambretta76 Feb 27, 2008 08:50 AM

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.

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    charlottecooks Feb 27, 2008 10:00 AM

    I have been to hartsfield many, many times and have never seen this, but, if such a thing does exist, I would love to know about it as well.

    1. carolinadawg Feb 27, 2008 10:09 AM

      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

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      1. re: carolinadawg
        lambretta76 Feb 28, 2008 09:25 AM

        carolinadawg - yeah - I had seen that post. The one I'm thinking about is from 2003 or 2002 or way way back. Couldn't find anything with the new search.

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