In honor of National Popcorn Day, we cooked up six scrumptious spots to pop over and pick up a bag of the good stuff. Savory or sweet, it makes for a healthy snack the kids go crazy over so—go on—get popping!
With a rotating menu of flavors, you know you’ll have something new to try every time you open the door, but with daily standards like Pimiento Cheese Popcorn, good luck breaking the cycle. Located next door to Baskin Robbins in the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, your kiddos will think they’ve taken their taste buds to Six Flags. Did we mention that this month’s flavor is S’mores?
Details: Caja Popcorn, 2333 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404.846.2156, Monday to Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
While it’s currently closed for renovations, It’s Poppin! will be back open in just a few weeks to tempt you with wild flavors, along with scrumptous standards. And if it’s been that kind of a day, you can grab a bag of the peach vodka popcorn for yourself. It pairs nicely with the rosemary garlic popcorn. Have a kiddo who only eats peanut butter sandwiches? See if the peanut butter kiss popcorn will get him to try something new (kind of).
Tip: Call before you go to make sure they’re back up and popping.
Details: It’s Poppin!, 3165 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia, 404-284-0106, Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Kilwin’s Atlantic Station
Go for the popcorn, come out with a confection covered in chocolate, doused in caramel, and powdered with sugar. Whether you’re on a mission for their famous caramel corn or just ready to dive into whatever popcorn concoction they’ve got in their case, Kilwin’s will satisfy.
Details: Kilwin’s, 1380 Atlantic Drive, Suite 14160, Atlanta, GA 30363, 404-817-7500, Opens daily at 11:00 a.m.
New Orleans Snowball Café
This is the real deal, y’all. The owner is from the Big Easy itself, and she’s brought with her flavors that range from Slap Ya Mama to Blue Jazz Rasberry. Try her beignet popcorn and you’ll be booking your next trip to New Orleans before you know it.
Tip: You can pre-order authentic King Cakes for Mardis Gras through the store, and pick them up in time for the party.
Details: New Orleans Snowball Café, 340 W Ponce DeLeon Avenue, Suite 100, Decatur, GA 30030, 404-788-9141, Opens daily at 1:00 p.m.
River Street Sweets at Phipps Plaza
River Street Sweets means business. The location at Phipps Plaza is every bit as delicious as the original in Savannah, where it holds the title as the city’s oldest candy store. Don’t leave without a bag of the caramel pecan popcorn. One mouthful will make you have more of a Southern accent.
Details: River Street Sweets, Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Street, Suite 1011, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-364-0810, Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Don’t let its location inside the North Dekalb Mall keep you from running into the food court entrance to pick up some of their fresh popcorn if you’re out that way. A family-run establishment, Devon’s offers everything from the standards to their awesome Atlanta mix (caramel and cheddar cheese flavors layered).
Details: Devon’s Popcorn, 2050 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite 7038, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-636-3447
LockHeart Chicago Style Popcorn
If it’s Chicago-style corn you’re after, those in the know head to Lockhart’s, and if you don’t like being surprised by a changing menu, you can count on Lockhart’s to offer the same selection every time you go. Located in the food court of Cumberland Mall, you can follow your nose from any mall entrance.
Details: LockHeart Popcorn, 1000 Cumberland Mall, Atlanta, Georgia 30067, 815-545-2134
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Photos courtesy of Caja Popcorn via Facebook, LockHeart Chicago Style Popcorn via Facebook, It’s Poppin’ via Facebook, River Street Sweets via Facebook, Devon’s Popcorn via Facebook, Kilwin’s and Flickr via Creative Commons