Alternative Pi Day Option: Best Paella in Atlanta

For a Pi Day twist, try paella (pi-ella) at one of these Atlanta restaurants.
  • Partake in palate-pleasing paella. Here's where to procure some. (photo Chris Watkins)
    Partake in palate-pleasing paella. Here's where to procure some. (photo Chris Watkins)
  • Paella comes in so many varieties: vegetarian, seafood and traditional with all the fixings.
    Paella comes in so many varieties: vegetarian, seafood and traditional with all the fixings.

Have you tried paella in the past and not been a fan? Or maybe you love it and it’s been a while since you had it. Either way, here’s where to find different varieties of paella throughout  Atlanta. From the casual to the upscale, there’s a spot to continue your celebration of “Pi-ella." 

  • Cooks and Soldiers – Check out this West Midtown restaurant for Spanish tapas and a tasty seafood paella. Fideuà paella features Georgia white shrimp and Mediterranean mussels.

  • Eclipse di Luna – With two locations in Atlanta (Buckhead and Dunwoody), this spot is the perfect spot for a group outing with its festive atmosphere and lively music. Get the paella de verduras – traditional paella made with assorted seasonal vegetables. Or get the traditional Spanish paella with all the fixings  shrimp, squid, mussels and chicken.

  • La Fonda Latina – Though they have both the traditional (with all the meats) and seafood-only paella, one of the most unique ones is their vegetarian paella which includes, eggplant, artichoke hearts and squash. All paella is available in one- or two-person quantities.

  • Gypsy KitchenThe Shops Buckhead’s Gypsy Kitchen seafood paella is a feast for the eyes and stomach featuring clams, mussels, shrimp, peas and red pepper chorizo. 

  • Loca Luna – No matter what kind of paella you prefer, Loca Luna in Midtown has you covered. Choose from traditional seafood, lemon chicken or vegetarian paella, available daily.

  • Made Kitchen and Cocktails – On the north side in Alpharetta, this hidden gem has terrific small plates and paella for two. This includes shrimp, mussels, chicken and chorizo.

  • MAYA Steaks & Seafood – Sandy Springs has no shortage of paella either. MAYA has a fantastic Spanish seafood paella. Make sure to get one of their excellent wines to pair with this dish. 

Malika Bowling is the author of Food Lovers' Guide to Atlanta, Food Blogging 101 and founder of Atlanta Restaurant Blog. She has been a contributing writer to USA Today and has been featured on HGTV, Huffington Post and About.com. Malika also has served as a judge at various culinary competitions and food festivals, including Taste of Atlanta. She is the president of the Association of Food Bloggers and her podcast, Just a Byte, can be downloaded from iTunes. Follow her on Twitter @MalikaBowling and Instagram

 

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