Today was the first day that my mother and I explored Atlanta. It was interesting and quite confusing, but I loved it nonetheless. My absolute favorite part was the restaurant that we stumbled upon, its called Home Grown. Knowing that I was going to go to Atlanta today, last night I went on Yelp and looked at tons of restaurants that have authentic southern food (or at least claim they do). So this morning I was ready, I knew of a couple of places that I wanted to try. BUT driving around Atlanta and getting our errands done was exhausting and honestly I was very frustrated. There was some traffic and it’s a little annoying driving around an unfamiliar big city because you have to read ever sign, just in case. So we started driving back home and my mother was like “Wait, I want to eat something before the drive back home” So I got off of the highway and looked for something on yelp that was close by and I came across this gem. Front and back of their business card.
To start off every employee was extremely helpful!
We ordered fried green tomatoes. I never had them before so I was excited to try.
In all honesty, they were just okay. I’m quite positive it’s because maybe I just don’t like green tomatoes. I’m not exactly sure. They were good but I didn’t really care for them.
I ordered the shrimp Po’boy with jalapeno coleslaw and it came with 2 cornbread muffins. The sandwich itself was really good, the shrimp was fresh and delicious!
The jalapeno coleslaw was amazing. I don’t like sweet coleslaw, I refuse to eat it. So this coleslaw was great, it had little slivers of jalapenos so it had the perfect amount of heat.
Now for the cornbread… this item I didn’t really care for, it was hard and I honestly didn’t even eat it. I brought it home to give to my dog. BUT I’M QUITE POSITIVE THAT WAS JUST TODAYS BATCH. It must be good every other day, everything else was really good.
My mother ordered a fried chicken sandwich.
And she got a side of sweet potatoes with it. I didn’t try her sandwich but she said she loved it, so I’ll take her word for it. I tried her sweet potatoes and they were hands down probably the best sweet potatoes I’ve ever had. It is obvious that they make all (or at least most) of their food fresh.
After we ate we were walking back to the car and we noticed that out back they have a little garden!
Disclaimer: their garden could be wayyy better but I appreciate their efforts and I think it’s wonderful. They have peppers, rosemary, basil, and even a pear tree!
I am so happy that I came across this place and actually liked it. Whenever you’re visiting Atlanta a stop at Home Grown is a must.