What we Dig about all of the 5 within 50 foodie shops featured in this issue isn’t just that they are all unique in their own way by the various products they offer. But they may as well be called 5 within 50 over the top nicest shops and owners! Each overflowing with passion to chat away about any questions, but also the genuine friendliness that makes you want to return often.
Joy Company Market
56 Henry Street
Braselton, GA 30517
A small family-owned country store offering Georgia grown and made food and products, including Georgia craft beer and wine. The day we visited, they were sampling (oh my goodness, we have missed “samplings”) delightful cheese/pecan wafers that finished on the backend with a perfect spicy kick. In the coolers were a variety of flavored butters, cheeses, sausages and much more. Need fresh produce or a cool candle? They have that too. It truly has the perfect old-school country store vibe with a trendy edge.
Historic Downtown Duluth
3099 Main St.
Duluth, GA 30096
Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Since 2006, The Chocolaterie has been making beautiful artisan chocolates and offering up an assortment of unbelievable hand-painted chocolate truffles, pecan turtles (literally in the shape of a turtle) as well as handmade fudge, traditional chocolate goodies and gourmet ice cream. A sweet tooth craving may bring you here, but the unique and whimsical gifts will also delight you — tea towels, fun socks and jewelry, just to name a few.
56 E. Andrews Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Looking for a nifty gifty basket…or dinner, flowers, wine, fresh produce, a funky dog toy or a seasonal themed table decoration? Lucy’s Market in Buckhead has it all! Although Lucy’s has all of the trappings to be a pretentious destination, it is just the opposite and definitely worth the field trip ITP to this delightful market!
DiG Tip: Don’t miss out on the delish Ladyfingers Gourmet To Go Signature Shaved Country Ham Rolls in the freezer.
Taste of Britain
73 S. Peachtree St.
Norcross, GA 30071
Want to travel abroad but not quite ready to dust off that passport? Look no further than Historic Downtown Norcross. Taste of Britain carries a vast array of everything British your little heart may desire for the perfect afternoon tea at home or a gift for any occasion. A visit here will make you feel like you’ve jetted across the pond without leaving your comfort zone.
Playing With Fire BBQ Emporium
4092 A Suwanee Dam Road
Suwanee, GA 30024
When you use the word “Emporium” in your name, you clearly know you have a high standard to live up to, and this Emporium does not disappoint. Born out of abundant years of experience behind many grills, the owners decided the world (or at least Gwinnett and beyond) could benefit from this knowledge. So much so that they opened in August of 2020…yep, 2020 and have a loyal following.
This is the type of shopping that is a dude’s (or dudette’s) BBQ boutique dream proudly featuring Made in the USA products with a wall of spices, rubs, sauces, jams (we can not deny the purchase of an uncured bacon jam…yummo!) and more. There are charcuterie boards and accessories, handmade pepper mills, fresh amazing meats and sausages. Oh, and did we mention the grills, smokers and other outdoor cooking options?
This is a social media event-driven shop so watch for upcoming BBQ classes, updates and more.