Atlanta's 9 Best Popcorn spots
Do you like gourmet popcorn? Check out these places in the city.
May 17, 2012 by Emily Hunter
Popcorn is the most-consumed snack food in the world. It's
sold all over Atlanta, but only a few places try to gussy it up beyond
the standard movie flavors. First there was cheddar and caramel up in
Chicago, and then it blossomed out to a huge variety of flavors and
glazes. These specialty flavors are what draw people back to "gourmet
popcorn". In Atlanta, there are a few places that serve this style.
Some only have a few flavors, while others are devoted to the practice
of making the perfect popcorn. Here are a few places in Atlanta where
you can get your hands on all the sweet and savory kernels you could
No physical storefront to my knowledge, but they do make
their product locally in Peachtree City and they ship out all over the
US to some pretty high-class clientèle. They only have two
flavors: Toffee Caramel and Butter Pecan, but all they really need
cause they're that good. You can order a tin through their website and
really impress your coworkers; each tin is packed with single-serving
Located off of Buford Highway, Popcorn Palladium serves up
several unique flavors of gourmet popcorn. Some of their more unusual
flavors include Salt & Vinegar, Buffalo Wing, Black Cherry, and
Watermelon. They give free samples too. This is the place to really
experience a truly different flavor than the standard fruit varieties.
This place just opened, so their website is pretty minimal.
Don't let that stop you from visiting! A sample of popcorn flavors
include Strawberry Daquri, Smores, White Chocolate Pretzel Peppermint,
Pumpkin Spice, and Caramel Amaretto. Besides popcorn, they
also serve gelato and Italian ice. Bit of an odd combination to have
that in a popcorn shop, but it seems to work for them!
While this place is know for, well, cakes, they also have a
pretty good gourmet popcorn selection too. There's nothing particularly
unique about the flavors but all the major standards are there. Unusual
ones to try are Pizza, Sour Cream & Chives, and Spicy butter.
Only one popcorn variety, but the Salt & Vinegar
popcorn is raved about on Yelp. 80 different reviews on it and the
majority are positive? There must be something special for it to get
that much press!
Only three flavors, but it is gourmet! Their base popcorn is
seasoned with Madras Curry Smoked Sea Salt. For an additional cost, you
can also get black truffle or white chocolate flavors. Very swank, and
a good addition to their amazing chocolates.
They don't have popcorn; but they sometimes have
popcorn-flavored ice creams! Their Sweet Corn flavor tastes like kettle
corn, and the Amaretto Popcorn is also great. The only downside is that
their flavors rotate quickly, so you might want to call ahead if you're
set on popcorn.
Another place that serves popcorn on the side, but they have
several savory flavors that cater to Cajun roots. Curry Spice, Lemon
Garlic, and their Slap Ya Mamma! hot flavor are sure to please if
you're looking for something that isn't sweet. Of course, they do have
plenty of sweet varieties as well.
Chicago seems to have their own special flavor of caramel
and cheddar popcorn mixed together. This place in the Underground
specializes in this mix, with a few variations on spicing. If your
gourmet tastes are simple then it might be worth checking out, but only
if you like cheddar and caramel.
Emily Hunter is a freelance writer for Atlanta-restaurants.org
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