For more than 30 years, Buford Highway Farmers Market has provided more ethnic food varieties under one roof than any other single-location grocery store in Atlanta - from Korea, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, West Africa, Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Eastern Europe and more.
This unique market features two separate delis – one for Hispanic foods and one for Korean foods, as well as an instore bakery that produces breads and pastries from Eastern Europe and other countries.
The produce department features many hard-to-find items such as ghost naga peppers, ginkgo nuts, fresh sugar cane and incredible variety – like six kinds of Asian eggplant.
The Asian specialties departments includes many items made and packaged in Japan and flown into Atlanta, including individual bean cakes in many flavors. Other specialties include rice cake, purple yam loaf bread, steamed cheesecakes and Swiss roll wheat cake in multiple flavors (green tea, strawberry, white, and cocoa).
There is also bottled kimchi, a staple in Korean cuisine as a traditional side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables, most commonly Napa cabbage and Korean radishes.
The Buford Highway Farmers Market features a staff of 15 chefs who specialize in all types of international cuisine, including Thai, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Mexican Fusion, German and Mediterranean.
There’s also an expansive fresh seafood market where shoppers can find delicacies to make at home like live blue crab.