I'm really, really loving how many local food/goods purveyors I've stumbled upon in the last several weeks. A few of my recent favorites --
Olive Sinclair Chocolate - found this when I was at Whole Foods last night, looking for something sweet to treat myself to on a Friday night. They're based out of Nashville, and their packaging is almost as awesome as the chocolate itself. I tried the sea salt version, and there were nice, big flakes of salt sprinkled in the bar. It was so tasty and decadent.
Joe's Bacon -- the new chef at Parish makes his own bacon and sells it on the side. I bought a few pounds this week and cooked some up for breakfast. WOW. Super-thick slices, and so flavorful (you can tell he cures it for ten days). And a pretty good deal at $10/lb, considering the quality of the meat (which he buys from a local farm).
King of Pops - yeah, this guy has been everywhere in the media lately! And for good reason. I was driving down North Highland yesterday at Buddy's gas station and the line of people was crazy. His flavor combos are so cool! Perfect summer treat.
Others I still want to try:
The ice cream from Westside Creamery.
The new summer basil brew from Fullsteam (they're Carolina-based and haven't made it down to ATL yet.. fingers crossed).