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Chattahoochee Food Works Wednesday announced the latest lineup of culinary tenants expected to open throughout 2021: Belen de la Cruz – Empanadas & Pastries, Cubanos ATL, Hippie Hibachi, Philly G Steaks, and Monster Cravings. All of the vendors to date are Atlanta-owned, small businesses.
Curated by Robert Montwaid, creator of New York’s Gansevoort Market and Emmy and James Beard Award-winning Chef Andrew Zimmern, the food hall inside The Works will introduce a total of 31 vendors.
“The 22,000-foot food hall acts as an opportunity for local owners to either jump start their culinary concept or transition from a food truck or online business to a brick and mortar,” according to the announcement.
“This is an impactful moment for the Atlanta culinary community,” Montwaid said. “My partner Andrew Zimmern and I are thrilled to provide a space where owners can kick-off their vision and see it come to life. We are here to support and provide consult to every culinary owner who comes on board. We want them to succeed, find their audience, and share their family or original recipes with our guests. We think of Chattahoochee Food Works as a tight-knit community within our thriving city. This is ‘the’ place Atlantans and those visiting our city will desire to be.”
The Makers Building that houses Chattahoochee Food Works is located on The Works property, an 80-acre, adaptive mixed-use development in the heart of Atlanta’s Upper Westside.
Here’s an overview of the tenants announced Wednesday:
- Monster Cravings, owned and created by Veronica Dalzon, will offer cookies that are “better than your grandmother’s cookies!” Flavors include PB&J, Strawberry Shortcake, Cookies & Cream, or the vibrantly-colored Bam Bam cookie, topped off with fruity cereal.
- After living in several countries, Argentinean native Belen de la Cruz landed in Atlanta and finally felt it was the right place for her to pursue her long-time entrepreneurial dream of opening Belen de la Cruz – Empanadas & Pastries, an Argentinean empanadas shop. Currently, Belen and her two brothers run two shops where menu offerings include delicious Argentinean empanadas including beef, chicken, cheese, and veggie as well as traditional desserts.
- Cubanos ATL has quickly become a go-to spot for authentic Cuban sandwiches and Cuban-style coffee. Cuban-born, Owner Ozzy Llanes, and his team craft his authentic Cuban sandwiches using locally and organically sourced ingredients.
- Hippie Hibachi will be the “first” hibachi spot to debut in Atlanta that offers vegan dishes on the menu. The concept was created by Joshua Brock when he chose to live a healthy, vegan lifestyle, but could not find many dining options for himself. Joshua’s menu is based on classic hibachi-style whereas guests can choose a protein such as Teriyaki chicken, shrimp, or plant-based meat, paired with a variety of vegetables, fried rice, and Hippie Hibachi’s house-made Vegan Yum Yum sauce.
- Philly G Steaks will offer ribeye Philly Cheese Steak created by Philadelphia-born Gordon Brown. Currently located at Sweet Auburn Curb Market.
With the newly-announced additions, Chattahoochee Food Works is up to seventeen tenants, according to the announcement. Flying Fish, Bahn Mi Station, Sakura Ramen Bar, Sakura Gift, Pomodoro Bella, Baker Dude, Baked Kitchen South African Street Food, Morelli’s Ice Cream, TydeTate Kitchen, Unbelibubble Tea House, Graffiti Breakfast, and Taqueria La Luz were previously announced for the soon-to-open development.