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Ten Atlanta ‘Tastemakers’ recognized



The team behind the documentary FOOD INC. just published a list of the country’s top 100 “Tastemakers,” businesses committed to providing “food done right.” Food journalists around the country worked in tandem with TakePart to compile this list of ten businesses in ten “foodie” cities including Atlanta.

Those recognized embrace the importance of homemade products and artisanal goods using locally sourced and organic ingredients, messages communicated in the film FOOD INC. According to a press release, “shops featured were chosen based on proven leadership in providing thoughtful and healthier options to their community.”

The AJC’s own John Kessler contributed to the project, selecting the Atlanta businesses recognized. He wrote, “Here in Atlanta, the number of bakeries, butchers and other artisan food shops has skyrocketed in the past couple of years. It’s a pleasure to single out a few that source their ingredients with attention to free trade and care for the environment. They make Atlanta a better community.”

Congratulations to the following Atlanta Tastemakers:

Read John Kessler’s take on each of these businesses here. You can also view the full list of 100 Tastemakers across the country in cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

6 comments Add your comment

Brad Kaplan

November 1st, 2012
3:24 pm


November 1st, 2012
11:05 pm

I think all of them are deserving, except maybe Alon’s. I used to adore Alon’s before it became the hipster hangout. Quality there has seriously degraded over the past few years. Baked goods are merely a micro-step above Publix.

Where is Gene Lee?

November 5th, 2012
8:29 am

The professional approach would be for John and the AJC to explain the the readers the status of Gene Lee? Why the silence?

John Kessler

November 5th, 2012
11:18 am

H, there – Gene Lee quit quite a while ago. He has a full-time job, and he asked to leave. We miss him, too.


November 6th, 2012
11:52 am

Jesus, I know Atlanta is late to pretty much everything but you have to stop using the word foodie. It is embarrassing.


November 8th, 2012
9:55 am

PIE SHOP is a wonderful treat for myself on a Friday/Saturday night.

Mims is a super-nice lady, too!

I need to order a pie or 3 from her for Thanksgiving.