As the new decade kicks off, the restaurant scene in Sandy Springs continues to expand. The city is seeing a rise in unique dining experiences and diverse flavors, from traditional Portuguese South African food to some of Los Angeles' favorite ramen. In 2020, several new restaurants opened in Sandy Springs, each offering something different from the last. Foodies looking for a fresh and delicious new place to check out should look no further than these buzzworthy spots:
After opening their first restaurant in Alpharetta, GA to great success, the owners of Local Expedition picked Sandy Springs as the home of their second location. Local Expedition is dedicated to serving fast and fresh food with global flavors. This counter service restaurant offers a variety of locally sourced proteins and vegetables that can work for many different diets.
Those who love Mediterranean food are in luck because a popular Sandy Springs quick service restaurant on the North side of town recently reopened. Shami Kitchen specializes in falafels and sharwarma and offers the option to build your own bowl or wrap. Their menu also features other Mediterranean staples like kabab, bakalava and Tabbouleh salad.
Are you a big fan of ramen? Then a visit to Okiboru should be at the top of your to-do list! The Sandy Springs Okiboru is second location of a very popular Los Angeles ramen restaurant that is Michelin rated. Okiboru is known for their tsukemen, or “dipping ramen,” where their handmade noodles are served on the side and dipped into a bowl of broth and toppings.
BoruBoru is a fast-casual restaurant offers Japanese inspired dishes that will appeal to carnivores, pescetarians and vegetarians alike. BoruBoru’s signature item is the trendy and Instagram friendly sushi burrito. They also offer rice bowls and salads that can be topped with a variety of proteins including spicy tuna and pork belly.
Inspired by traditional Sicilian cooking, Buon Fornello offers fresh and fast Italian food and coffee. They serve sandwiches, pizza, pasta, and classic Italian desserts. Buon Fornello also sells cooking products sourced from Italy. You can grab your food to go or enjoy their relaxed café style seating.
Cafe I AM is a café and espresso bar has both a European and a South African influence. Their menu features classic café sandwiches such as chicken salad, a caprese panini and an old fashioned grilled cheese daily along with coffee and tea. They also offer a Portuguese South African menu of Friday and Saturdays.
4600 Roswell Rd d140, Sandy Springs, GA 30342
This laid-back eatery serves high-quality seafood and Southern side dishes made from scratch. Their menu includes grilled, blackened and fried seafood platters and a variety of sandwiches. They also offer craft cocktails, local beer and vintage sodas to drink.