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Cool off with Zesto’s in Little Five Points.
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A guide to local favorites in Little Five Points

Cool off with Zesto’s in Little Five Points.
  • By Nneka M. Okona
  • Photos by Kevin D. Liles
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Little Five Points
Atlanta
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Little Five Points is Atlanta’s undisputed cool neighborhood. Named after the site where the former Underground Atlanta shopping area once was, the stretch along Moreland Avenue NE is home to an independent radio station, vintage stores, vegan restaurants and a skate shop run by some pros, making it an offbeat haven. The area is also known for its high concentration of street art from local artists.

Meet Nneka Okona

Nneka has lived in Atlanta since 2016 — this go-round. She’s from Atlanta, by way of Stone Mountain, and returned after living in Madrid and Washington, D.C. She considers herself a true Georgia peach and can’t give up sweet tea and skillet cornbread.

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Little Five Points

Criminal Records
Music lovers delight in this carefully curated mix of lesser-known, obscure musical talents and popular mainstream favorites.
Criminal Records, 1154 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30307
Zesto
This homegrown fast-food joint has several other locations throughout the city. It’s worth stopping in for ice cream or their broasted chicken.
Zesto, 377 Moreland Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30307
Junkman’s Daughter
Since 1982, this spot has been selling an eclectic mix of vintage (and now new) items that play right into Little Five’s kitschy vibe.
Junkman’s Daughter, 464 Moreland Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30307
The Vortex
The skull and glowing lights will probably draw you in, and the selection of burgers, with names like Ka’mana Wa’na Lei’ya and Freaky Tiki, will make you stay.
The Vortex, 438 Moreland Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30307
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Nneka M. Okona
Nneka has lived in Atlanta since 2016 — this go-round. She’s from Atlanta, by way of Stone Mountain, and returned after living in Madrid and Washington, D.C. She considers herself a true Georgia peach and can’t give up sweet tea and skillet cornbread.
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Kevin D. Liles
Kevin is a contributing photographer to The Washington Post based in Atlanta. Though from a small Georgia town, Atlanta still feels like home for Kevin, who says the city has the perfect mix of small-town feel and big-city attractions (like amazing restaurants!). One of his favorite spots is Candler Park, a small neighborhood a few miles east of downtown that has a quaint and vibrant vibe with a couple of restaurant gems — the original Flying Biscuit and Candler Park Market Deli.
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