Best of Atlanta 2019: Food & Drink

Best New Vietnamese: Vietvana

One of the biggest surprises of 2019 was this modern-looking Vietnamese joint in Avondale Estates that offers unusually delicate pho swimming with housemade noodles and inexpensive banh mi with an impressive range of pork charcuterie—on housemade bread. The bright, comfortable, breezy dining room is a welcoming place to graze on papaya salad with pork, handmade tapioca noodle and seafood soup, and a rarely seen preparation of beef tendons with tomato. Bonus: The Vietnamese iced coffee isn’t too sweet, and the cocktail list includes a spicy sochu slushie. 2831 East College Avenue, Avondale Estates, 404-963-2757

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