When you travel somewhere new, you tend to want to get the inside scoop on what to do and where to eat. That’s why we asked our Instagram followers that live in Sandy Springs to name their favorite lunch spots. Eat like a local and check out these 11 restaurants in Sandy Springs:

Hammocks Trading Company

If you want to dine like a true local, Hammocks is the place for you. Opened by Sandy Spring natives, Hammocks has been serving the community a seafood experience that's hard to replicate. The wrap around deck and beach themes only add to the already savory food options. Try their shrimp and grits, famous grouper sandwich, or any of their fried options, and you won't be disappointed!


Flower Child

Flower Child is chain out of California that specializes in healthy and wholesome meals with fresh ingredients. This is a popular spot with vegetarians, vegans and anyone looking for lighter fare for lunch. Flower Child is located in City Springs, just steps from fountains and the sculpture garden around City Green.


Breadwinner Café and Bakery

Known for its handmade sweet breads, Breadwinner Café is also a very popular lunch spot that offers soups, salads, sandwiches along with baked goods. Grab your lunch to-go and enjoy it across the street at City Green for a scenic view. Breadwinner also has a new location in neighboring Dunwoody, GA as well.


Hearth Pizza Tavern

Hearth Pizza Tavern is the go-to spot to grab a slice with family or friends in Sandy Springs. The homey-tavern feel and their wide selection of pizzas, sandwiches, and more are why they are feeling the love from residents! If you can't get there for lunch, you can always show up for dinner and make it a pizza night!


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This salad bar chain is a popular spot for a quick and healthy lunch. Salata has over 50 toppings and 12 different dressings to choose from so you can build your perfect salad.


Café I Am

This European Café has a little bit of South African flare. Café I Am serves coffee, tea, pastries, and sandwiches daily for breakfast and lunch. On Friday and Saturday they offer a special Portuguese South African inspired lunch menu.


Abuelo’s Mexican Kitchen and Cantina

This family-owned Mexican restaurant has fast and friendly service and a large menu. Abuelo's laid back atmosphere, speedy service and delicious tacos make it wonderful lunch spot.


JINYA Ramen Bar

This sleek Japanese chain is known for its slow-cooked approach to ramen. Beyond ramen, JINYA offers small plates, mini tacos, rice bowls and curry. They have vegetarian and gluten-free menu items as well.


Henri’s Bakery and Deli

With multiple locations, Henri’s has been serving metro Atlanta since 1929. They have a large variety of fresh bakery treats and deli sandwiches. They also offer grab and go options that make it an especially speedy stop for lunch.


Apron and Ladle

Apron and Ladle is a European café with a southern twist that servers soups, salads and sandwiches. This cozy spot is popular for both breakfast and lunch among Sandy Springs residents.


Sandy Springs Diner

The Sandy Springs Diner has a large classic American menu that includes all-day breakfast, burgers, and specialty sandwiches. They are open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the north side of Sandy Springs.


Local Expedition Wood Fired Grill

Offering a healthy alternative to regular fast food, Local Expedition is a guilt-free option for a flavorful and delicious lunch. Pick your proteins and two of their sides for a meal that is sure to fuel you for the rest of the day. 

These are just a few of the amazing local lunch restaurants. You can find more great lunch spots in Sandy Springs here.