Local handicrafts and artisanal items to pick up on your trip
Coke was invented in Atlanta in 1886. Nowhere else can you get such cool Coca-Cola apparel and collectibles than at the World of Coca-Cola gift shop. 121 Baker Street; tel. + 1 404 676 5151. www.woccatlanta.com
Goods by Local Designers
Stop by Beehive Co-op to see what new Atlanta designers are up to. Atlanta artisans rent space at this gallery and sell their clothing, jewelry, handbags, ceramics, and furniture here. Beehive Co-op: 1831-A Peachtree Road; tel. +1 404 351 1166. www.beehiveco-op.com
A Southern tradition. You can’t leave without sampling at least a few slices. Better yet, take one home from Metrotainment Bakery, 691 14th Street NW; tel. +1 404 873 6307.
Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts is the largest organization in the country devoted to the education, excellence, and performance of puppets. The center’s store sells a variety of puppets, from simple finger puppets to elaborate marionettes. 1404 Spring Street NW; tel. +1 404 881 5134. www.puppet.org
Vidalia Onion Chow Chow
Georgians have been putting this relish-type sauce on everything from biscuits to rice since colonial days. Made with Georgia’s sweet Vidalia onions, red peppers, cabbage, and spices. Find it at specialty food stores and Your Dekalb Farmers Market, 3000 East Ponce de Leon Avenue; tel. +1 404 377 6400. www.dekalbfarmersmarket.com
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