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Feb 18, 2014 02:30 PM

Do not miss at the Buford Highway Farmer's Market?

I'm heading to Atlanta next month on business. I will have a few free hours for me time and I was thinking of taking public transportation to the Buford Highway Farmer's Market. I don't need to grocery shop in the traditional sense, but I could pick up stuff that I can put in my suitcase. I'm really interested in the prepared food. What items are do not miss?


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  1. BHFM prepared food is like supermarket prepared food the world over: strong on variety and light on quality. Not bad, not great. Just, well, ok. Not sure if it's suitcase ready either.

    An alternative suggestion: Assuming you are arriving by bus, get off 1/2 mile south at the strip center in which Chicago Supermarket is located. Their prepared food ranges from good to excellent. Walk on the right side directly to the back and get terrific tacos on tortillas made from real, fresh masa on Fri/Sat/Sun--chorizo, al pastor, lengua, carnitas, asada etc. Take home as many excellent tamales oaxaca as you can pack. Turn right out of Chicago over to Chef Liu and get several Leek Pies to go--they will travel well. Hope your suitcase has an ice pack!

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    1. re: Steve Drucker

      That sounds interesting. I wonder if I would have time to do both?

      I was actually interested in prepared foods to eat during the trip -- I heard there are good dumplings at BHFM. Of course -- putting some stuff in the suitcase to bring home wouldn't be a bad idea either.

    2. if you're still heading that way - the taqueria you suggested is the one i go to when i'm visiting that area of town :-)