Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Alon's Bakery and Market - Across from Perimeter Mall - Dunwoody Georgia

You can find Alon's Bakery and Market at 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30346 in the Park Place shopping center across from the main Entrance of Perimeter Mall. Parking is in the lot out front if you're lucky or to the sides and back if you're not - this is quite a busy center with lots of traffic, it can be a bit difficult to navigate during prime hours but especially during closing hours.

I've known about and visited Alon's for many, many years as I worked at Indigo Coastal Grill back in the day, which was right across from the original, North Highland location. Alon's has always been my go-to place for delicious cakes and especially sheet cakes, most of those I've ordered for pick-up or delivery (they're good about catering and we've used them at our office location for several years). I've only visited the the Perimeter location for an occasional lunch.

This location has an awesome patio where you can sit, enjoy the Mall traffic and have a light snack or lunch. The interior is really mostly an amazing mix of market and prepared foods. You would think a bakery would be about all baked items, especially desserts, but this one offers so much more. I especially like the sandwich or salad options or a mix of the two. You'll also be able to observe some of the local fauna - I'm referring to the Dunwoody housewife - in all her ALTA glory. Quite funny actually - many of those visiting Alon's fit right into the stereotype and would fit right in at the local Whole foods.

Alon's also has a fantastic wood-fired oven and makes some good neapolitan-style  thin-crust pizzas and has a daily hot special. I've had less luck with these as the kitchen takes a really long time to get any hot food to you. In general if you stick with the sandwiches, soups, salads or prepared foods you'll do fine. With hot foods you had better have a lot of time for lunch or you will be late returning to the office.

For dessert, you'll like many of the cakes that Alon's features but my favorite is the Midnight Cake - try it and you'll see why.

-- John

(also posted to Yelp)
Alon's Bakery and Market Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato  

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