For the lucky ones who get to call Dunwoody home, it's been quite a decade. So many highlights, so many things to celebrate, so much untapped potential.
Let's kickoff the new decade and broaden our Dunwoody horizons. Where to eat, shop, exercise; you've got your favorites. Here's a list of some of ours.
5064 Nandina Ln
It's known as the unofficial "Dunwoody Community Center" for a reason. Go for the people; stay for a beer. Moondog can say that because it's nearly impossible to go without knowing somebody already there.
Constantly rotating its beer and food selections to reflect what's happening outside of the city, Moondog is always hosting various local events within its walls - everything from charity events to parties.
For those who have already tried Moondog Growlers, have you been Porter BBQ & Brewery yet?
Porter BBQ & Brewery
5486 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Brews & BBQ go hand in hand, and thanks to Dunwoody's newest brewpub, you can get your hands on them too. Porter BBQ & Brewery is a one stop shop for our three favorite B's: bourbon, beer, and BBQ. (Sorry, Beyonce.) To take your meal to the next level, pair the aforementioned deliciousness with some of their Mexican street corn, fried okra, or their bacon ranch potato salad. Then go ahead and save their address into Google Maps on your phone, because this one's guaranteed to become a new favorite.
Alon's Bakery and Market
4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Alon's Bakery & Market is a dream come true for both Executive Chef/Owner Alon Balshan and your taste buds. The award-winning restaurant has become such a local staple since opening its original location in Atlanta in 1992 that a second location in Dunwoody was added in 2008.
You deserve to treat yourself at Alon's. Honestly, the hardest part may be choosing what to get. Maybe plan ahead because when you see everything from made-from-scratch baked breads to pastries to chocolates, you may walk out with one of each. (And if you do, good for you!)
For those who have already tried Alon's Bakery, have you been to Zukerino Pastry Shop yet?
Zukerino Pastry Shop
2230 Cotillion Drive
Much like Alon's, Zukerino is a wonderful family-owned staple in Dunwoody. When your sweet tooth acts up, find your way to Soula and Theo's Greek bakery for international pastries, cookies, cakes and pies.
When you walk into Zukerino, you can expect two things: great service and great taste. Also, if you're wondering about gluten-free options, then have you more than covered!
The Enchanted Forest
5580 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
The Enchanted Forest is a perfect name for this beautiful store. Get lost in its splendor of gifts and treasures. For more than ten years now, loyal customers have found the perfect presents for friends and family.
The Enchanted Forest takes a lot of pride in shopping local, offering a number of items that are Dunwoody-specific, that you cannot get anywhere else. You'll know it's an Enchanted Forest product too, from the custom wrapping. It's a gift that looks great before it's even opened.
For those who have already tried The Enchanted Forest, have you tried Under the Pecan Tree yet?
Under the Pecan Tree
5482 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, #27A
Think of Under the Pecan Tree as Dunwoody's neighborhood general store where you can relax, chat with friends, and find that perfect gift for a special someone. Their collection is very tied to local brands and merchants, but they also take pride in finding gems better known outside of Atlanta - especially jewelry.
It's hard to walk past Under the Pecan Tree without doing a little window shopping. So, take the opportunity to go inside! Get an up-close look at their jewelry, accessories and home decor. You may even decide to rest in one of their rocking chairs.
Dunwoody Nature Center
5343 Roberts Drive
The Dunwoody Nature Center aims to inspire the love of nature and cultivate environmental understanding by providing lifelong environmental education. It is a living lab that is environmentally sustainable, inclusive and accessible to everyone. Explore 22 acres at your own leisure or attend a variety of events hosted throughout the year. The grounds include streamside trails for hiking, a shaded playground, and a one-of-a-kind hammock garden for relaxation.
If you're looking to get your feet wet, you should check out their First Saturdays series or their Friday Night Hikes. Both events are free for families, yet require pre-registration because spots fill up quickly. In late summer, don't miss their wildly popular Butterfly Festival.
For those who already frequent the Dunwoody Nature Center, have you tried Treetop Quest yet?
2341 Peeler Road
2020 is as good a time as ever to test yourself, mentally and physically. With more than 60 obstacles and zip-lines, Treetop Quest Dunwoody's aerial park brings adventure right to your back door!
Plus, you can rest assured about any safety concerns. Each participant is outfitted with a harness, gloves and helmet. Older participants are led through a detailed briefing and practice session to ensure everyone understands how to operate their equipment before heading out onto the course. And if you want to bring your kids, they're welcome too! Treetop Quest has six different courses designed for children starting at age four.
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