Places that make Atlanta home

A Cappella Books

Intown Atlanta's only full-service general bookstore has carried "important and unusual titles" and helped bring the best authors to Atlanta for more than 25 years.

Ale Yeah!

Eddie Holley is the gregarious man behind these two well-stocked craft beer markets (Decatur and Roswell). He loves beer as much as he loves chatting, so be sure to say hello.

Ale Yeah!: Eddie Holley

Boogaloos

This boutique—with locations in Decatur and Brookhaven—is full of handpicked clothes and accessories for women. Get yourself an asymmetrical, floral-print dress already.

Buford Highway Farmer's Market

This is the one-stop global grocery spot in Atlanta. Pro-tip: Stop at Lee's Bakery a few miles up the road for lunch first to keep yourself from buying everything.

Candler Park Market

A hidden gem of Atlanta's east side, this delightful market has great beer and a must-visit sandwich counter tucked in the back.

Criminal Records

This music emporium also sells toys and an impressive selection of comic books. Stop by for one of their regular in-store performances, then walk around Little Five Points.

Criminal Records

Dancing Goats Coffee

Originally started in Olympia, Wash., this excellent coffee roaster has shops in Decatur and Ponce City Market (MailChimp's home!).

Garden

A boutique landscape firm and garden retail shop on Atlanta's Westside, Garden has more classes, installations, and native-flora knowledge than you can shake a floral arrangement at.

Grant Park Farmer's Market
King of Pops: Steven & Nick Carse

Grant Park Farmer's Market

At this lovely outdoor market, you'll find vegetables, coffee, pasta, CSAs, spices, and all the local food folks who made them.

H & F Bread Co.

Chances are, you've had some of H&F's tasty breads at a local restaurant or farmer's market. But their retail shop offers a dizzying array of bread, cheese, bread, popcorn, bread, sweets, and bread.

King of Pops

This local success story run by guys who look like Abercrombie & Fitch models got its humble start in the Buddy's convenience store parking lot in Virginia Highland. In the years since, it's delighted thousands with sweet, frozen treats.

Kudzu

This colorful market just east of Decatur has loads of antique and vintage booths. Lose yourself browsing records, vintage furniture, and oddities contained within.

Octane

You're not a MailChimp employee if you don't drink Octane coffee. They've also got beer, food, and—if you go to the Grant Park location—Little Tart Bakeshop pastries.

Only You Tattoo

Located in Grant Park near tons of food, beer, coffee, and one giant cemetery, there are various ways to ponder your life choices after getting inked up.

Octane

Paris on Ponce

This weird little gem right off the BeltLine (and, yes, "on Ponce" de Leon Ave.) sells home furnishings and antiques, holds events, and hosts POP Marché, a collection of local boutiques.

Perrine's Wine Shop

Perrine grew up in France, started learning about food and wine at 14, worked in countless kitchens, and earned a sommelier certification. After all that, she opened Perrine's.

Sawicki's Meat, Seafood and More

Located in the heart of downtown Decatur, there's a reason this place has survived amidst a booming restaurant scene in recent years. And that reason is phenomenal sandwiches.

Sid Mashburn

At this upscale men's shop, they offer you complimentary drinks, play records while you browse, and custom tailor your clothing. Get sharp, dudes.

Only You Tattoo: Danielle Distefano

Spotted Trotter

This charcuterie's slogan is "EAT GOOD MEAT." You should do precisely that on their patio.

Star Provisions

If you're looking for fancy meat, cheese, sandwiches, and knick knacks, Star Provisions is the place. Eat one of their legendary shrimp po' boys, then browse their retail space until the food coma wears off.

Spotted Trotter

Sublime Doughnuts

Kamal Grant's doughnuts are the stuff of legend, which is why there are two Sublime outposts in Thailand. We're lucky to have the original here.

Three Taverns Craft Brewery

A Decatur brewery with its heart in Belgium, Three Taverns opened in summer 2012, and has been earning rave reviews since. Visit their tasting room and ask for Theophan the Recluse.

Youngblood Boutique

This Poncey-Highland gallery and boutique specializes in local, handmade, design-centric items.

Your Dekalb Farmers Market

This massive world market just east of Decatur doubles as a great place to get groceries and to take visitors who enjoy exotic grains and fish smells.

Three Taverns Craft Brewery