The history of the Sweet Auburn Curb Market stretches back to the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917. Following the destruction the devastating fire caused in the city center farmers would gather to sell their produce in an open air market. Eventually a permanent brick building was built and ever since then the market has served as a favorite among people from Atlanta for its high quality foods and distinct local flavor. When it was initially set up the market was subject to segregation laws meaning that black people could only sell their products on the curb outside. Today however the market is a symbol for Atlanta's extraordinary cultural diversity with African-American, Afro-Caribbean, South American and Asian vendors all selling their mouth-watering delights!
Things to Do
- You can have an international feast like no other right at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Start in Venezuela with the flaky but filling empanadas at Arepa Mia. If burritos are more to your taste you'll find great ones at Bell Street Burritos while burger fans will love the chance to devour what's on offer at Grindhouse Killer Burgers.
- Po'boys are on the menu at Tilapia Express while at Yum Diggity you can stuff yourself with hearty all-natural hot dogs. If you still have room after all that you can buy some cheesecake or an éclair for dessert at the Sweet Auburn Bakery!
Sweet Auburn Curb Market Insider Tips
- A full A-Z listing of merchants with at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market can be on the market's webpage. You can find descriptions of each business here as well.
- The market is closed on Sundays.