Greek. Thai. Turkish. German. Peruvian. Indian. All these cuisines and more are available at local restaurants, making it possible to travel the world one plate at a time.
2213 Hamilton Place Blvd.
American food with Greek flavor. Favorites include the Spanakopita, Stuffed Eggplant and Moussaka. $$
5035 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road
Peruvian restaurant, whose name means chile pepper in Spanish, offers 12 chicken or steak entrees, four fish entrees and nine vegetarian entrees, plus rotisserie chicken in whole, half or quarter portions. There also are five salads, seven starters, four sandwich/fries combinations, eight sides and four desserts. $$
107 Crye-Leike Drive, Fort Oglethorpe
Greek and Italian cuisine featured on an extensive menu. Gyro Plate offers variety of the Greek foods, while those who favor Italian can choose spaghetti, manicotti or a variety of other pasta dishes. $
412 E. Second St.
265-5033, ext. 1
Elegant global cuisine and an outstanding view of the Tennessee River. Indoor and outdoor seating available. $$
224 Frazier Ave.
This relatively new North Shore restaurant offers German and European favorites with a modern, Southern spin. $$
301 Cherokee Blvd.
Wine and cheese bar offers pairings of wine and cheese, wine and meat, wine and bread and wine and olives at price points for wine imbibers of all palates. $$
5726 Brainerd Road
Build-it-yourself bowls allow the diner to choose meats, vegetables, spices and sauces and have the finished product delivered hot and steamy to the table. $
6940 Lee Highway
Authentic Indian cuisine with popular buffet. Chicken tika masala and lamb rogan josh among the dishes. $
1401 Market St.
A delicious array of British specialties -- English teas, steak pies, cottage pie, Dover sole stuffed with scallops and crab meat, and Cornish turnovers. $
138 Market St.
You get to pick your meal, literally. Diners can choose their own meat from steak to seafood, then their vegetables from a wide assortment of choices, then their spices and sauces. It's stir-fried on a massive grill, then delivered to your table steaming hot. Fun for the family. $$
5970 Brainerd Road
Authentic Indian specialties served buffet-style during lunch. Full menu for dinner including Saag Paneer and Chicken Tiki Masala. $
1341 Burgess Road
Authentic French cuisine in a seven-course meal for $50 per person that includes soup, appetizer, main course, salad, cheese, dessert and coffee. The restaurant is only open on Friday and Saturday nights with one seating time per night. Reservations are required. $$$
405 Market St.
Asian, American and Mediterranean flavors are piled into bowls of noodles or you can grab a sandwich or salad. $
2601 Dayton Blvd.
Some of the best Vietnamese specialties in town, with a wide range of Pho selections. $
6933 Lee Highway
Lab Gai is the house specialty at this Brainerd restaurant where you'll also find classic Thai curries, Rain Thai fried rice and Nam Sod. $
3600 Hixson Pike, Suite 104
Japanese, Chinese and Thai dishes among the many selections available, including raw and cooked sushi. Also, choose from soups, hot and cold appetizers and desserts. A "Healthy Food" category features steamed items. $
4008 St. Elmo Ave.
This Thai restaurant has been in town for years, first downtown and now in St. Elmo. Regulars appreciate the "home-cooked" flavors, and they know to get the Pad Thai or the Pineapple Curry Chicken. $$
6231 Perimeter Place Drive
Korean and Vietnamese dishes combine garlic, soy sauce, sesame, fish and vegetables into a variety of dishes. Diners can try seafood and vegetable pancakes as an appetizer, cod soup, spicy octopus and squid, but also stir-fry items with beef, chicken or pork. Plus specialty side dishes. $
200 Market St.
Bold flavors available at downtown Indian restaurant. Lunch buffet offers six to eight entrees and items to flavor your dishes, while dinner menu has the entrees available at lunch and more. For a variety of items, try the Special Combination Dinner. $$
5845 Brainerd Road
Complete Thai menu, including Chicken Satay, Pad Thai and vegetarian dishes. No MSG. $$
432 Market St.
Greek-inspired restaurant offers entrees with grilled meat or fish, plus a variety of gyros, salads, daily specials and appetizers such as hummus and dolmades (grape leaves stuffed with rice, onions and seasonings). $
105 Frazier Ave.
Appetizer-size portions of international cuisines from Spain, Italy, France, South America, the Orient and Caribbean. Extensive wine list with more than 80 wines by the glass. Catering available. Menu changes weekly. $$
685 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe
Be adventurous and go beyond Pad Thai. Try the basil duck, red snapper with Thai herbs or any of the curry dishes. You can't go wrong. $$
219 Market St.
Assorted curry dishes and pineapple-tangerine chicken are among the offerings. $
4812 Hixson Pike
Fresh-baked breads and pastries with an Asian flavor, including pineapple buns, walnut wheat bread and buttercream croissants, among others. Also features tiramisu, cookies, cheesecake, brownies and other baked goods. $