The 2023-2024 Flagpole Guide To Athens, GA

Food Trucks

Biggums Bar-B-Que

706-286-0833 •

Ribs, chicken and pork, sides, cobbler and more. Roaming, plus special events.

Café Racer

706-899-0210 •

Mostly burgers and fries at Creature Comforts Thursdays and Sundays, plus special events.

La Carreta

706-543-1500 •

Agua Linda’s pandemic renovation spin-off is still going strong, popping up regularly at Oglethorpe Garage and Creature Comforts most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, plus special events. Tacos, wings, burritos, quesabirria.

Da Munchiezz

706-201-3982 •

Ribs, jerk chicken, pulled pork, hot dogs, sausages and homestyle sides. Mostly special events.

Farm Cart

706-850-8150 •

Big, fluffy biscuits with great farm-fresh toppings. Athens Farmers Market Saturdays. (Brick-and-mortar on Baxter Street.)

Holy Crepe

706-765-7087 •

Sweet and savory crepes available for catering.

King of Pops

Atlanta-based fancy popsicles under a rainbow umbrella are back in Athens again. Can be found at special events or Athens Farmers Market. 

Kona Ice

770-389-5662 •

Shave ice with brightly colored syrup in a ton of flavors. At special events, prearranged events and floating around from neighborhood to neighborhood in the summer (check Facebook for locations).

Lil' Ice Cream Dude

706-850-8306 •

Young entrepreneur Beau Shell and family retail novelty popsicles at special events, in Sanford Stadium and via catering. (Brick-and-mortar on the Eastside.)

Nedza’s Waffles and Doughnuts

706-850-8331  •

Puffle cones with ice cream, cookie dough, fruit, syrup and toppings. Intensely flavored doughnuts. Food truck also serves burgers. Mostly brick-and-mortar on Lumpkin now but occasional special events.

Rashe’s Cuisine


Jamaican jerk, oxtail, curries, veggies and more. Brick-and-mortar on Vine Street, but the website has a plugin to show food truck times and locations.

Two Fox Farm


Breakfast and coffee (biscuits, hash browns, yogurt and fruit parfaits, specials) plus foods from later in the day. Special events. Check Instagram at @twofoxfarmtruck for locations.

Wing Kingh

706-255-5697 -

Wings, tenders, fish and fried hot dogs. Nothing fancy, but all nicely executed by a real pro. Special events, catering and brewery pop-ups. Check Instagram for locations.

Farmers Markets

Athens Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. April through December at Bishop Park and Wednesdays, 5–8 p.m. April through November in the Creature Comforts lot downtown. Credit and debit cards are accepted by all vendors, and SNAP is accepted and doubled. Produce, good meats, cheese, locally roasted coffee, eggs from happy chickens, cold-pressed juice, gifts, local art, flowers, honey and handmade pasta. Live music, cooking demonstrations and food trucks.

Downtown Culinary Showcase

Most recently held at Hendershot’s, this weekly event organized by the Culinary Kitchen of Athens runs Tuesdays from 4–7 p.m. with vendors including Rashe’s, MEPlusTEA and farms. Kids’ activities.

Oconee Farmers Market

Downtown Watkinsville •

OFM operates Saturdays, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. in front of the courthouse. Produce, prepared foods, meats and gifts, all from within a 100-mile radius.

UGArden Produce Stand

706-542-2471 •

UGA student organization sells produce at great prices around town at middle schools and the Athens Community Council on Aging.

Marigold Market

Fresh, local food and artisan goods at a market held on Saturdays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Pittard Park. SNAP is accepted and doubled in exchange for market tokens.

West Broad Farmers Market

300 Rocksprings St. • 706-613-0122 •

Sometimes in person and sometimes with advance ordering and drive thru pick-up, this market is open Saturdays with fresh veggies and fruits, excellent prepared foods (Sri Lankan, Trinidadian!) and cool crafts.