Buford Highway Farmers Market
5600 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30340
Phone: (470) 395-1117
Phone: (770) 455-0625
Primary Phone: (770) 455-3885
Phone: (770) 455-3885
Fax: (770) 455-0625
Fax: (470) 395-1117
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
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I am a big foodie so, this place is like heaven to me ! You can find just about everything you need and some of what you don't need. Spices and foods from around the world. Fresh vegetables , fruit and seafood. They even have a hot bar. The one thing that I really love is that they always have blue crabs and being from Florida that is a must. If you haven't been then you need to stop what you're doing and go check them out. You will be happy that you did.
I shopped at the Buford Farmer's Market this weekend. The selection of fruits, vegetables, and seafood was great. I even saw something that I haven't seen in a long time, it was sour sop. This is a fruit that normally grows in tropical regions and it's very sweet and delicious. I also got a chance to taste a leeche nut. I recommend everyone visit the Buford Farmer's Market. It has something for everyone.
The Buford Farmer's Market is conventiently located just outside the perimeter right off of the I-285. There as wide selection of ethnic foods. The produce section is huge and you can find just about anything from all over the world. Head there on the weekend and prepare for a feast. There are usually samples throughout the store.
I just happened to find this marketplace here on yp.com after visiting a couple others in the Atlanta area, and was truly amazed by the variety of products offered here. I just moved here from Florida, and truly was unable to find certain products in the local supermarkets, but have found pretty much everything i need and more!!
The produce prices are very reasonable compared to the local supermarkets, I could pretty much do all my shopping here and not miss the traditional supermarkets at all.
And all around 5 stars to this marketplace! Go very early or late, It is a busy place!!
08/03/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This place has undergone an awesome transformation in the past year. It now includes a great section for East European fare, with delicious cheeses, meats and bakery selections. Yum! (And such good bread, too!)
They've cleaned everything up and organized the aisles to include a lot more, especially in the dry goods, than they had a couple of years ago. I've always loved this place, but now, it's WOW!
They rearranged the area that had a lot of household goods; it has less furniture now, so there's more room in the store for other items. You can still get bamboo floor mats, and those great low tables that are perfect for eating while watching TV, but they got rid of the stone beds (haven't had them for awhile, actually) and the fancy toilets that squirt hot water up your bum. Those were cool, I loved them when I was in Japan, but come on, who wants to buy that with a package of shabu-shabu beef and a few bitter melons?
The expanded section for prepared Korean foods rocks, except for the bulgogi. Don't get it! It had a lot of chewy connective tissue in it when I tried it--yuck! But the jeyuk (barbecued pork) was good, and the fried mixed dishes were delish. The sushi and sashimi were good too, and reasonably priced. Not Tokyo fare, but a good deal if you want a quick fix.
What most impressed me is how much cleaner the produce and fish sections are than previously. I would actually get seafood here now, but even when I go in mid-morning there's usually a wait so I don't. But if I ever get there and there's no wait, I'm getting a bunch of stuff to try it. The staff in this section seem very friendly and efficient.
The prices were always good here, but now, with the really great upgrade, this place is such a bargain. This was really money well spent by the owners. I think this is a big reason that both 99 Ranch AND the market in Plaza Fiesta closed! Who would go there when you can get everything, and more here? The only thing I miss is the fresh duck and pork from the spot in 99 Ranch, but as near as I know you can still get them at Hoa Binh a little closer to town, and at the Super H-mart in Duluth.
One advisory: it gets VERY crowded on weekends, so try weekdays. I go on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and have no problem with low levels of produce or other items, although I've noticed the section in produce with the noodles and pre-fried tofu products is more well-stocked on weekends. This is about the only place I know to get pre-fried slabs and cubes of tofu, so I make the effort when I really want them. They freeze well, so if you like them too, just stock up on a Saturday AM and enjoy at your leisure .
A couple years ago, my mother and her hippie friend forced me to go into the Buford Highway Farmer's Market. Upon entrance, my first thought was "EWE IT SMELLS NASTY!" This was because of the abundant array of fish and meats in the back of the store, an odor which emanates throughout the entire ediface. As we walked through the produce section I was somewhat impressed, but then instantly discouraged by all the Mexican stuff. I'm just not interested in Spanish foods. but then as we traveled towards the left portion of the store, I was pleasantly surprised. LIKE THREE AISLES OF JAPANESE FROZEN FOODS, PACKAGED FOODS, AND CANDY!!! One could say I'm a fanatic when it comes to the Japanese culture and cuisine, so of course I was taken aback. They provide so many different Asian foods, including Korean and Chinese. They even have specialty foods like umeboshi and aburaage! O_o If you have even a minute interest in Asian or Hispanic foods GO HERE NOW!
03/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The Buford Highway Farmer's Market is easily my very favorite Saturday morning trip. I'm not even a cook but I love the selection of food they have, it is truly amazing. They even have a little restaurant at the front of the store where you can get very, very authentic Mexican food, as well as a huge bakery in the back right corner that produces perfect treats. This place is over twenty minutes away from where I call home but the time it takes to get there is nothing compared to the time you can spend there. If you do decide to take the trip (and it's SO worth it) don't be afraid to try all the ""strange"" foods you'll find, basically everything is delicious and they have very, very low prices.
12/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I'd gone to this market before about two or three years ago and wasn't really that impressed. I needed some items for a Thai recipe this time and thought I would have to order it off line because it was hard to find. I saw this website and read the reviews and decided I would go since I thought I had not been here before. Well, I went and it was the same place that I had gone to before. If you hadn't been to this market in a while you probably won't recognize it. They are are in the process of getting a face lift and it looks very good. All the trash in the parking lot is practically gone. The inside is very very clean and there isn't any smelly fish smell when you walk in. I was very very impressed!!!. Everything is so well organize as if they take pride in their store. If you are looking for something and they don't have it then it probably doesn't exist. Please keep up the good work BUFORD HWY FARMERS MARKET!!!! It is worth the trip.
12/09/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I was driving down Buford hwy after unsuccessfully finding what I needed at an Asian grocery down the street and almost looked over this. I am glad I stopped in. They had a better selection and better prices than the place I had tried earlier and I was able to find a few things that I hadn't been able to find at the Asian grocery. I'll definitely be back when I have some time to look around and figure out some truly interesting dishes. You can forget about online ordering and finding specialty grocery stores: this place has everything from around the world with better selection and better prices.
12/05/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This is my favorite place to go shopping... great produce, 100s of fresh fish to try, and various aisles with different ethnicity food. Go there and try something new, for a great price. Great source for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Latin American food. Only downside is they don't cover middle eastern or Indian very well.
08/07/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I LOVE this place! I can find all kinds of food items that anyone would be hard pressed to find in any popular grocery or supermarket. They have a HUGE array of fresh produce; even stuff I've never heard of! I really like that they categorize the ethnicity of the foods as well as the types of food. It makes the shopping experience SO much easier. The prices are quite competitive and comparable for the most part. The only down side is the outside looks a bit shabby , especially the parking lot. But I have to say, maybe it's one of atlanta's best kept secrets. If they spruced up the outside then maybe it would generate too much traffic (more than is there already) and then maybe prices would be compromised and it would become too commercialized. So if I have to put up with a below par exterior to get good value on the goods, then so be it. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who likes or needs foods from most anywhere in the world.
07/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
What a great surprise! I was going to the Dekalb Farmer's Market every Sunday 'til someone at work reccomended the Buford Highway Farmer's Market. The fruit and vegetables are wonderful and the prices are fantastic. The seafood, fish, shrimp, crab is amazing. They have wonderful prepared sushi and kimbap, lots of good prepared Korean foods. My only complaint is the parking lot, very trashy. If you judge by the outside, you'll leave. I wish they would clean it up. It's also crowed like the DeKalb Market but it's worth it.
05/06/2006Provided by Citysearch -
We love the Buford Highway Farmer's Market. There are aisles for every ethnic cuisine, and tons of pre-packaged (read: junk) food from all over the world. The frozen food section is huge. We always come here to stock up on fresh cheese, produce, and our favorite international candies and cookies. Where else in the city can you find coke bottled in Mexico? Nowhere. Check out the dishes, accessories and appliances too. This is a great place to find an unusual gift. Saturday is free sample day!