Eat. Drink. ATL.

Photo by East Pole Coffee, taken from their website.

Photo by East Pole Coffee, taken from their website.

It would be impossible to add all the locally owned restaurants that could benefit from you buying a gift card for holiday gifting.  If you do that, make sure it's not a chain, buy from our local neighbors, and look to support restaurants that support local farmers.  Beyond restaurants & bars, here are some food & drink purveyors based in Atlanta that make food/drink stuffs that are worthy of gifting.  Many of these items work great to keep in cabinet for emergency gifts for when that neighbor pops by with a present.  They also work great for entertaining.  Please be sure to add more of your favorites in the comments.  

Cured Meat: Pine Street MarketSpotted Trotter

Cheese: Sweet Grass Dairy,  CalyRoad Creamery

Pickles: Phickles & Doux South Pickles

For Cocktails: Proof Syrup , 18:21 Bitters

Chocolate: Xocoatl, Condor Chocolate

Coffee, Tea: Octane CoffeeEast Pole Coffee Co., Radio Roasters, Firelight Coffee Roasters, Rev Coffee, Banjo Coffee, Just Add Honey

Other Provisions: Beautiful Briny Sea, Banner Butter, Ashley Sue Baked Goods, Emerald City Bagels, Two Dough Girls

Get your booze here: 3 Parks Wine, Decatur Package

Locally owned shops to buy some of these items: Preserving Place, Candler Park Market, The Mercantile, Savi Provisions, Star Provisions

Book them for a holiday party: Cult Carts, Brahms & Liszt (bartender for hire)