Eating out is one of my favorite activities. I love trying new places and just spending a night out eating with good people. I’m used to living near a bunch of chain restaurants in Syracuse, NY, so when I moved to Nashville I felt spoiled with some really cool places to eat. I’ve been here for almost 5 months, and I have a long list of places I still want to try. The thing I love the most about trying new places is thinking about who from home would love it, so when they visit I know where to take them. In the meantime, here are some of my favorites Nashville food spots so far.
Side note: I think it’s kind of ironic that I’m sitting in Panera writing a blog post about how much I love the unique places to eat in Nashville. Alright here we go:
No Baked Cookie Dough
Gone are the days I have to steal cookie dough from the freezer, because now there’s a whole shop that sells just cookie dough. A spoonful was never enough for me, and I get the benefits of not eating raw eggs too. Funfetti, chocolate brownie, M&M, they have all the classic cookie dough flavors.
I went here with my best friends from home when they visited, and we were talking about it for days. First we started with some hangover drink called “Hangover RX” because…..Nashville got us good the night before. It had coconut water, pineapple, orange, vanilla and club soda. Headaches were gone after these! We ended up getting a couple appetizers and sharing, but it was the perfect afternoon snack. Tell me buffalo chicken wrapped in wontons and loaded nachos with queso don’t sound good right now.
Five Daughter’s Bakery
Donuts. All the donuts. From maple to peanut butter and jelly flavored, you’ll be full for a good 4 hours after one of these. I take everyone here that visits me even if they don’t like donuts. Usually they become a donut fan soon after. You can also get breakfast sandwiches, but I’m still going to make you get a donut too if you’re coming with me. Definitely a Nashville favorite.
Salt and Vine
My friend Britt took me here one night and even though it looks like this food is meant for birds, we got many more plates after this. Tapas are the way to go, because you get to try a bunch of new foods without getting tired of the same thing too quickly.
Street Food Thursdays
Every Thursday a bunch of food trucks line up on Deaderick Street near my office building downtown, and a bunch of people take a break from their day to enjoy delicious food trucks. From pizza to Mediterranean food, there’s always a good variety. My co-workers and I look forward to eating lunch here together once in awhile.
I took one of my favorite iced coffee lovers here when she visited, and she was obsessed! There’s a bunch of locations around Nashville, and I always take visitors here before they go back to drinking Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. We all had iced turtle lattes and played with the puppies people brought with them while we waited for our drinks. And that’s about as basic as it gets.
Where are my Mexican food lovers at? I went here with some co-workers and wowww. I didn’t snap a pic of the guac and queso in time, but the queso came in a cast iron skillet so I knew it’d taste amazing. Mini tacos for the win. They may not look like they’d fill you up, but they were jam packed with flavorful meat and toppings.
Obviously there are a ton more food spots that I know and love down here; Hattie B’s, Acme, Jack’s BBQ and Pucketts are just a few. Besides living in between the countryside and the city, the food is my favorite part of Nashville so far.
Next for me to try: Cookout, Monell’s, Loveless Cafe
Have any more places for me to add to the list? Comment and let me know!
Come Visit Me So We Can Eat,