- Eileen Falkenberg-Hull For the AJC
You just moved in to your new apartment and need to furnish it. Head to Ponce City Market. With West Elm, Anthropologie and Williams-Sonoma anchoring opposite ends of the Food Hall, you'll have plenty options for making your house a home.
Spot needs a new toy. You've walked him back and forth on the Beltline and Spot has been so patient with the bikers as they fly by. Reward man's best friend with a stop at Krog Street Pet Works inside Krog Street Market where you'll find treats, toys and other pet supplies.
Your closet needs a seasonal update. New jeans, a timeless pair of boots, the perfect scarf? You'll find Ponce City Market to be full of clothing choices including The Frye Company, J. Crew. Goorin Bros. Hat Shop, Lou Lou and Michael Stars.
You're headed to a dinner party and don't have a hostess gift. The folks at Hop City at Krog Street Market can help you pick out a beverage to compliment any menu. Wine, beer, cider, a growler -- they have it all.
You're craving meat. It's a split decision. Head to Superica at Krog Street Market for a Tampiquena, a grilled skirt steak, or Carne Asada featuring 20 ounces of bone-in ribeye. On the other hand, if you never got a burger at Holeman & Finch, H&F Burger at Ponce City Market can correct that missed opportunity for you.
You need to say sorry. Sometimes words aren't enough. French Market Flowers and XOCOLATL Small Batch Chocolate at Krog Street Market have the flowers and chocolate you're going to need to get yourself back in good graces.
You're leaving the city for the weekend. Let's talk supplies. Mountain High Outfitters at Ponce City Market has camping gear, cold weather clothing, trail running and yoga supplies all in one easy-to-find shop.
You've resolved to start bringing your lunch to work. This calls for a stop by Krog Street Market's Yalla. You can get a sandwich just about anywhere but what about a pita or laffa (flatbread) filled with falafel or shawarma? This ain’t Subway, baby.
You're planning a baby or bridal shower. Nothing says "Congratulations" like handmade favors and decorations straight from Pinterest. Ponce City Market's BINDERS has you covered for art supplies to make your friends creative dreams a reality and make you the hero.
You can't make it to Philadelphia for dinner. Not all of us have the time or money to charter a jet to the City of Brotherly Love for dinner. Instead, go to Fred's Meat and Bread at Krog Street Market where you'll find their heralded cheesesteak made from 10 oz. of prime rib.
You need coffee. There's no shortage of coffee places in the Old Fourth Ward but you'll find two at Ponce City Market that are hard to pass up. Dancing Goats Coffee Bar has been pouring on North Avenue for years while Spiller Park Coffee from Hugh Acheson and Dale Donchey just opened inside the development proper.
No matter which market you go to, be sure to bring your pocketbook and your appetite. Also be sure to pay attention to the posted parking regulations.