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Give Dunwoody a second look, foodies

Dunwoody is a favorite suburb for its safety, access to amenities like shopping, restaurants and walking paths, and companies that is set up offices here. In this area named for an early Atlanta resident, there is no shortage of places to eat and drink for all budgets and tastes. So whether you're seeking out a candlelit dinner or a quick bite, here are a few spots you should try out.

A version of this story originally appeared in the July 2015 issue of Living Northside magazine.

Vino Venue

After years of community enthusiasm over Atlanta Wine School, owner Michael Bryan opened Vino Venue in 2012. He describes it as a wine emporium with a complete culinary experience. Menu items range from crispy prosciutto bruschetta and other bites to a smoky three-cheese and beef lasagna. 4478 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. 770-668-0435. vino-venue.com

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Alon’s Bakery and Market

Take your choice: It’s a restaurant. It’s a market. It’s a place to hang out. Alon’s has plenty of food, such as lump crab cakes or grilled salmon, to eat at a table inside, on its expansive patio or take out. You can also shop its shelves for food to prepare.4505 Ashford-Dunwoody Road. 678-397-1782. alons.com

Crema Espresso Gourmet

There’s more than lattes and espressos at this 2-year-old establishment. Go early for brunch, check out lunch for club sandwiches and signature quiches, and try supper for Italian pastas. There’s also plenty of pastries and sweets to go with the gourmet espresso. 2458 Mount Vernon Road. 678-731-9020. crema-it.com

d’Vine Wine Bar

More than 600 brands are featured on its “Wall of Wine,” and more than 60 are served by the glass. Food items such as cheese plates, lamb lollipops and crab-stuffed mushrooms are designed with the wine in mind. 5486 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. 770-350-9463. atlantawinebar.com

Wright’s Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe

The sandwich selection crosses international borders, with everything from the Monte Cristo (with genoa salami, ham, turkey, pickles, swiss cheese and mustard sauce on pumpernickel bread) to a muffuletta (prepared with roast turkey, baked ham, genoa salami, spinach, tomato, hard boiled egg, mozzarella cheese and a homemade sauce on French bread). 5482 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. 770-396-7060. wrightgourmetshoppe.com

A version of this story originally appeared in the July 2015 issue of Living Northside magazine.

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