The City of Doraville is located in northern DeKalb County and has a population just over 8,000 according to the 2010 Census. It is a diverse, international city and is conveniently accessed by I-285 highway.
Doraville is famous as the home of 70′s Southern Rock Band, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, who had a number of Top 40 hits, including a 1980 album entitled, “The Boys from Doraville.”
The city includes a stretch along Buford Highway known as the DeKalb International Corridor, which includes a wide variety of international restaurants and retail shops.
Doraville and neighboring Chamblee have one of the largest Asian communities in the country and a large Hispanic population. 56% of residents speak a language other than English as a first language.
It is home to a MARTA Station (Atlanta’s Rapid Transit System) which makes it convenient to access downtown and other area attractions. Doraville’s proximity to all of Metro Atlanta makes it an ideal destination.
In November 2011, Doraville hosted the DeKalb International Food and Music Festival at the former General Motors Plant, attracting thousands of visitors from across the area for a day of music, food and fun.
For over 25 years, Buford Highway Farmers Market has been specializing in all types of Asian foods. Over the years, it’s added foods from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, West Africa, Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Eastern Europe and more. With one of the largest fresh produce departments in Atlanta, you’ll find seasonal specialties, exotics, unusual varieties, select organics and local favorites.
You will find an amazing department of fresh fish and meats from around the world. A visit here is like a worldwide trip where you can experience local favorites without ever leaving home. Renowned Chef and Food Critic, Anthony Bourdain, recently toured the Buford Highway Farmers Market for a segment (see video below) which appeared on his show, “The Layover,” on the Travel Channel.
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