At the beginning of the year I moved to ATL. YES, I moved again lol! I'm going to write a post soon about my journey up to this point since I've been MIA for nearly two years on the blog. So far I'm loving Atlanta; the culture, the history, the entertainment, and especially the food 😋! I want to start blogging more about the places and events that I go when I'm out and about. Atlanta has soooooo many food spots, so I've been making my rounds slowly checking them out.
Local Green Atlanta is a black owned restaurant on the westside that I visited recently. It was listed as one of Atlanta's highest ranking black owned restaurants. The restaurant promotes a healthier lifestyle hence the name "local green." Their menu offers vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian food choices.
I read up on a little history about the new spot which was previously a food truck. The owner is Big Zak, a hip hop vet in ATL. At one point he was overweight but made a personal choice to become healthier by changing his diet. He wanted to expose his community to the same healthy lifestyle. It's no secret that many black, impoverished communities are food deserts. Fast food restaurants are usually in abundance, but healthier options are less accessible. Big Zak wanted to change that, so he made sure that he kept his business in the community.
I loved the vibe of the restaurant with the green decor. The staff was friendly too. I already knew exactly what I wanted to order before I got there; the "monsta" shrimp burger and the "cajun" air fried seasoned fries. It tasted just as good as it looked, and the ingredients were fresh. My sis got the "3 stack" cauliflower tacos. Notice the name? I loved how the owner incorporated hip hop in the menu. The 3 stack tacos pay homage to music legend Andre 3000. The mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms even has a quinoa salad named after her.
Lauryn Hill played while we ate.
In the back of the restaurant there are quotes posted on the walls and sticky notes with positive messages and affirmations written on them. The restaurant has their 2019 resolution and goals for committing to a healthy lifestyle hanging on the wall too.
I definitely plan to go back soon. If you're in Atlanta go check them out.