By Isadora Pennington

Lunch is probably my favorite meal of the day. Maybe it’s because I love bread so much (I do) or maybe it’s because I’m always in a hurry (I am), but regardless of the reason why, I have a special place in my heart for sandwiches.

There’s something special about getting lunch, and it’s different from dinner or brunch or other meals out. My years working in the service industry taught me that midday during the work week is one of the best times to go out and have a quiet, peaceful meal in the city. Kids are in school most of the time, and only intowners are present at some of the busier spots around town, which is perfect for someone like myself who often likes to eat alone, reading a book or flipping through a newspaper.

This month, I set out to eat and photograph some of my favorite local fast lunches.

Lotta Fruitta
Queso Quartet – $6.25
590 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta, 30312  (404) 588-0857
Hi-Five Diner
Sourdough Grilled Cheese – $7.50
903 Peachtree St.,Atlanta, 30309   (404) 347-3335
Dave’s Cosmic Subs
Dave’s Original Garden Burger – $5.99
1540 N Decatur Rd., Atlanta, 30307   (404) 373-6250
Victory Sandwich Bar
Mile High Club – $4
913 Bernina Ave. NE, Atlanta, 30307   (404) 963-1742
Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand
Chicken Sliders – $4.99
881 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, 30318   (404) 254-0408

Isadora Pennington

Isadora Pennington is a freelance writer and photographer based in Atlanta. She is the editor of Sketchbook by Rough Draft, a weekly Arts newsletter.

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