Shopping at neighborhood markets is a great way to support local businesses and get outside as you walk, bike, ride a bus or take a train to reach them. It is especially important to support them now in order to keep these great resources from closing. Plus, you can avoid large crowds in the bigger, traditional grocery stores by shopping at a local market instead.
Explore the list below of some of the top neighborhood markets in Atlanta near transit. Their offerings and services as of April 4, 2020 are also listed. Check the market website or social media accounts for any updates and changes. Thanks for shopping local!
Train Stations: Midtown, Decatur, Inman Park, Buckhead, Brookhaven
Savi Provisions is small, local chain of markets with six locations, five of which are in walking distance of train stations. The Buckhead location on Pharr Road is the furthest away from a rail line; walking time is about 22 minutes from the Buckhead station, but bus 110 on Peachtree Road also stops near the market as an alternate to walking. All Savi locations are open with card payments only. Alcohol, basic grocery supplies and deli food is available. You can order prepared food online and arrange for delivery through GrubHub and DoorDash.
Because there are multiple locations, we recommend using Google Maps to get transit, walking and biking directions to your preferred store. Note that the Decatur and Midtown locations are the closest to train stations.
Grant Park Market
On Memorial Drive across from Oakland Cemetery, the Grant Park Market has produce, meats, basic grocery supplies, alcohol and a restaurant that is providing breakfast and lunch food (online ordering available). As a bonus, there is a curbside pick-up window so you don’t have to go into the store unless you need to shop for groceries. They are also delivering prepared food. View their full Covid-19 policy update. Walking time is 12 minutes from the King Memorial MARTA station, or buses that stop next to the market travel to and from downtown Atlanta, Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown, South Decatur and East Atlanta.
Little’s Food Store
Established in 1929, Little’s Food Store is a historic spot for basic grocery supplies, alcohol and smokes. There’s also a food counter offering sandwiches, burgers and other food for carry-out. It’s a great option/easy walk for those living in Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown and Old Fourth Ward. Although King Memorial is the closest train station (15-minute walk away), the Inman Park station offers a more pleasant walk/bike experience with tree-lined sidewalks and a dedicated bike lane on Edgewood Avenue. Little’s is also now offering delivery ($25 minimum purchase). If you live outside of Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown, the delivery fee is $4.
Bennett’s Market & Deli
On Boulevard near the Grant Park pool and Zoo Atlanta, Bennett’s Market & Deli is on bus route 9 (which stops at the King Memorial train station) and is in a walkable/bikeable area for those living in Grant Park, Glenwood Park and Ormewood Park neighborhoods. They are taking requests for items you might need, so send a message or call. Otherwise, they stock basics like eggs, deli meats, cheeses, milk, ice cream, locally-baked bread, pantry items and alcohol. Delivery and curbside pick-up available, including for their dinners or deli items. Bennett’s asks that you pay with credit card so staff doesn’t have to touch cash.
The Oakhurst Market is a 20-minute walk or 7-minute bike ride from the East Lake train station, or connect with bus 823 in downtown Decatur, in the Oakhurst neighborhood or in South Decatur. Highlights include a meat counter, deli, small produce section, alcohol, some toilet paper and grab-and-go sides and meals. As a bonus there is a small park with outdoor seating next to the market if you want to eat your food there, or take advantage of new delivery service of the market’s Weekly Supper specials. You can also email your grocery order for pick up. View the market’s Facebook page for list of food items available for purchase.
Train Station: Decatur
Bus Route: 15, 19, 36, 123, 823
Neighborhood: Downtown Decatur
Kelly’s Market is another neighborhood food spot with frozen meals, milk, eggs, water, meat, cheese, pasta, cleaning supplies, alcohol, some toilet paper and more. Curbside pickup and delivery is available. The market is near the Decatur Square and the Stone Mountain PATH bike trail if you’re on MARTA rail or taking a bike ride.
Candler Park Market
Train Station: Candler Park
Neighborhood: Candler Park
Another fantastic neighborhood market, the Candler Park Market is about 10-minute walk from the nearby train station. In addition to basic grocery supplies, alcohol, local meats and produce, there is a deli that is offering take-out service for breakfast and lunch. Online ordering is available as well as contactless pickup and payment. View the market’s Covid-19 policies.