I needed a little breath of fresh air on my lunch break yesterday, so I decided to explore the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, a local open-space market in Old Fourth Ward neighborhood.
According to their website, the market first opened under a tent back in 1918; then in 1924, the Women’s Club of Atlanta raised money to construct the brick-and-mortar building and the market still stands in the original location today, owned by the city of Atlanta. The building may bear the sign Municipal Market, but it has operated under the name Sweet Auburn Curb Market for the past two decades.
Located at the corner of Edgewood Ave and Jesse Hill Jr Dr, in a rather nondescript building, I would not have guessed that a thriving, bubbly market was inside.
Can’t judge a book by it’s cover, huh?
The market houses a variety of vendors, restaurants, and food stands, and is open year-round for visitors and members of the community to get fresh meat, dairy, fish, produce, and sweets.
There were sights to delight the sweet tooth, like Miss D’s New Orleans Style Candy Popcorn (the pralines were a knockout)…
Those sure are a pig’s ears. Yup. And to the left of that is tripe. Idk what the hell is on the right.
Ok, time for me to find a bite to eat. The vendor that caught my eye was a gourmet hotdog joint called Yum Diggity. I rarely eat hotdogs, but these are handcrafted with no animal byproducts and no filler, so I decided to give it a whirl.
I ordered the beef polish sausage dog, Chicago style. It was flippin phenomenal.
Plus the shop has colorful friends hanging around.
I encourage you to check out the market for yourself, Monday through Saturday 8am – 6pm. (And guess what? Validated parking available, yessssss!)