One of the best parts of summer? (You know, aside from pool swimming and outdoor BBQs.) Fresh peaches. After all, we live in the aptly named Peach State. Juicy, sweet and refreshing, these guys are the perfect addition to any summer treat. To be honest, it ain’t summer until you had something peachy.
Luckily, around these parts, people take peach season pretty seriously. For your eating pleasure, we got some of our favorite peach treats from around town.
Pie Local’s Peach Blueberry Pie
A perfect combo of sweet and tart, this slice of heaven is made with fresh peaches and blueberries, all locally sourced and organic. Pair up a slice of this peach blueberry pie with some ice cream. Find it on Saturday at Piedmont Park Green Market or the Grant Park Farmers Market.
King of Pops’ Peaches and Cream
Follow the rainbow umbrella around town for this refreshing peach treat. Cream-based and utterly delicious, this pop is based on the classic. Follow the King on twitter to find out where you can find this epic flavor.
The Little Tart Bakeshop’s Peach Galletes
Flaky crusts and fresh local peaches are the best part of these galletes. Share one or get one for yourself — we won’t judge. (Actually, we encourage it.) Find them at Octane in Grant Park or at the East Atlanta Farmers Market.
XK Macarons’ Peach Macarons
Just when you thought these little bite size treats couldn’t get any better, XK Macarons raises the bars and introduces a peach flavor. Fresh fruity flavor in every bite. Find them at Mae’s Bakery, Taproom Coffee or Octane Coffee.
Revolution Doughnuts’ Peach Sliders
A round cake-like doughnut cut in half and filled with fresh peach slices — need we say more? Revolution Doughnut’s Peach Sliders are as decadent as they come. Pair one up with a cup of joe and you’ll be ready to take on the day.
Dulce Vegan Bakery’s Peach BBQ tempeh sandwich
Toasted tempeh sandwich topped with a peach BBQ sauce and apple fennel slaw. A savory and sweet lunch treat.
Want to make your own treats? Stop by Pearson Farms in Fort Valley, GA or Gardner Farm & Peach Orchard in Locust Grove, GA. Pro-tip: Why not bring a basket and a road trip mix and make it a fun summer date?
Scoutmob contributor Muriel Vega is a lifetime resident of ATL and full-time authorian legend, as well as a pie enthusiast. She has a dog that may be a meme and really loves to travel. You can read more of her work at the website that she co-edits, Common Creativ ATL.