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Top Four Bites to Try at the Johns Creek International Festival

  • The Tempted Palate

Food brings people together like nothing else! Which is exactly why international eats will be celebrated at the Johns Creek International Festival, happening April 21, 2018, in Johns Creek, Georgia.

Head to our bustling metro burb this spring to experience a celebration of cultures like no other, including: an international beer and wine garden, live music and performances, global marketplace, cultural displays, kids crafts and enough food trucks and vendors to satisfy every culinary explorer!

We’ve got the top four tastes you’ve got to try:

Garlic Naan Bites + Hummus from ADDA Sports Pub

Garlic naan bites and hummus from ADDA Sports Pub
Garlic naan bites and hummus from ADDA Sports Pub

It’s hard to go wrong with some warm naan and hummus, and the on-the-go version from ADDA Sports Pub certainly does not disappoint! This oven-baked flatbread is a favorite from Central Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern cultures, and is prepared by mixing flour with salt, yeast culture and yogurt then flattened and cooked in a Tandoor oven. Pair these bites with their amazing hummus dip for a perfect snack to munch on while shopping the global market.

Chimney Cakes from Sweet Chimney Bakery

Chimney Cake from Sweet Chimney Bakery
Chimney Cake from Sweet Chimney Bakery

There’s so much to love about this traditional Hungarian street food. Already widely popular in Eastern Europe, chimney cakes (aka “kurtoskalacs”) are quickly becoming a favorite across the globe. The pastry got its name from its hollow shape, a result of sweet bread dough being baked on a wooden rod in a rotisserie oven, giving it it’s signature crunchy outside and soft interior. Get yours from Sweet Chimney Bakery sweetened with with cinnamon, coconut, sprinkles, walnuts or chocolate toffee (and if you’re feeling wild, try one filled with apples or Nutella ice cream!).

Po'boys from The Tempted Palate

Po'boy with dirty rice and greens from The Tempted Palate
Po'boy with dirty rice and greens from The Tempted Palate

Faster and cheaper than a flight to New Orleans, let your tastebuds transport you to the bayou with this signature Creole dish from The Tempted Palate. Starting with a cut of perfectly crunchy French bread, you can stuff your po'boy with fried shrimp, crawfish, catfish, gator (yes, gator) or oysters, then top it off with lettuce, marinated tomatoes, jalapeño mayo, spicy Creole mustard and pickles. You can almost hear the Zydeco music in every bite.

Spicy Bon Bon Chicken from Wei Dao

Spicy Bon Bon Chicken from Wei Dao in Johns Creek
Spicy Bon Bon Chicken from Wei Dao in Johns Creek

This is not your typical teriyaki, people. The authentic Chinese dish from Wei Dao consists of frenched chicken winglets, prepared by carefully trimming the meat loose from the bone, then pushing it down, giving the bites their signature, lollipop-type appearance. Tossed in a zesty Szechuan sauce, this Eastern eat is not to be missed.

Taste the world of great food in Johns Creek

The Johns Creek International Festival offers visitors a chance to take a trip around the world without ever leaving the Atlanta Metro! So, pack your passport and join us Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. for this global celebration in Johns Creek.

Shelby Marzen

Shelby Marzen is the Executive Director of the Johns Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau and is an expert in all things Johns Creek. From kayaking on the Chattahoochee to discovering unique and local eateries, Shelby is a Georgia native who loves calling the Peach State home.