A new restaurant and bodega-style market is now open for breakfast and lunch in downtown Atlanta.
The Pantry & Provisions, which is located in The Healey Building at 57 Forsyth St. NW in the Fairlie-Poplar neighborhood of Atlanta, “highlights North America’s diverse sandwich culture” through the eyes of culinary director and owner, Brady Lowe, according to a press release.
Already open to the public, The Pantry will celebrate its official grand opening from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.
The Pantry’s concept “is a melting pot of regional pride and cultures,” with “sandwich tributes and originals that are contemporary riffs on childhood classics.” Look for regional specialties including the Chicago Dog; a Muffaletta representing New Orleans; a loose meat sandwich from Iowa; and an homage to the breakfast sandwiches from Los Angeles’ popular Eggslut.
Also featured is the Durand’s Coogler Club Sandwich, the recipe for which was first published in the Atlanta Constitution in 1897. Made with turkey, ham, pickles, tongue and mustard on white bread, it became a favorite of business travelers at the time.
Also keep an eye out for vegan, paleo and Whole30-friendly options -- the Dan Dan Bahn Mi dressed with Sichuan chili crisp; the Sloppy Joe; and the Pimento Press Burger can all be ordered vegan.
On the beverage side, The Pantry offers green juice and a selection of non-dairy cold-brew mocktails. Want a caffeine fix? Try the Girl Scout Cookie made with cocoa nibs and mint teas finished with oat milk, or the Chunky Monkey, a cold brew drink steeped with cocoa nibs and banana chips and finished with cashew milk. Alcoholic beverage options will be available soon.
In addition to the regular menu, The Pantry also features a selection of pantry ingredients and meal kits in its walk-in refrigerator to take home.
The restaurant will donate $1 from select sandwiches to Piggy Bank, a non-profit farm in Missouri with the mission to preserve and protect endangered breeds of heritage pigs. The restaurant is also tip-free, adding instead a 4% “hospitality provision” to cover health insurance for all its employees.
“Our mission is to create a scalable restaurant model that operates on the values of inclusivity, sustainability, integrity and responsibility,” said owner Brady Lowe in a prepared statement. “We believe in being mindful of the well-being of our guests, as well as our employees, our purveyors and our community. We believe in supporting our growers, farmers and artisans and using the best ingredients for our menu and events.”
Brady Lowe, a resident of The Healey Building is The Pantry’s culinary director and founder of Taste Network, Piggy Bank, Peachfest and culinary competition Cochon555.
The Pantry’s space features “a contemporary design accented with soft yellow tones and a natural quartz kitchen counter surface from Cambria.” Design elements include subway tile and maple cutting boards from John Boos & Company, as well as a library of cookbooks and an open-air kitchen.
Opening hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
57 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta. 404-849-3569, thepantryatl.com
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