Second location is now open on Ponce de Leon Ave. in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia.


By Hope S. Philbrick

If you’re in the neighborhood, hungry, and crave something fast but healthy, you’re in luck: Gusto! is now open near Ponce City Market (but with free parking and less overall fussiness).

If you crave something with chipotle flavors but your dining companion craves curry or pesto, you’re still in luck. This menu offers up an eclectic mix of options.

In the fast-casual vein of Chipotle and Doc Chey’s, Gusto!’s menu offers a mix-and-match trio of options (it feels creative, but ultimately yields a finite number of possible combinations). First, choose a base of brown rice, salad greens or flatbread wrap, then a filler of chicken, portobello or avocado, then one of six flavor flairs: chile citrus bbq, tahini cucumber feta, apple curry peanut, chipotle mango avocado, sweet soy sriracha, or buffalo buttermilk blue.

Can’t decide? Staffers are quick to recommend their favorites.

This is an order-at-the-counter casual place where tables turn quickly during the business-lunch rush.

“Gusto! is a place where quality intersects with speed,” according to its website. “We understand our customers are busy, but don’t want to compromise quality for quickness. We deliver quality food quickly.” It’s true. On a recent visit, our order was complete by the time we paid then walked around the counter’s corner from register to pick-up.

Fresh ingredients shine in Gusto’s flavorful dishes, served in portions that fill without overwhelming. Lunch or dinner here is guilt-less satisfaction.

Odds of Encountering Children: Varies. Possible, but we saw none during our recent business lunch hour visit.

More Information…

gusto!Gusto! Ponce
782 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Original location:

Gusto! Peachtree
1935 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

– Photos courtesy Gusto!

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HSP15Hope S. Philbrick is founder and editor-in-chief of Getaways for Grownups. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications nationwide. She’s reviewed restaurants for several Atlanta-based newspapers and magazines for decades. When not writing, she can usually be found on the road or savoring something tasty.

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