Maybe I should call this post "Nashville Things I Like" because it's really hard to pick favorites!
One of my favorite things about living here is that there is always something to do; a new restaurant opening, an event, concert...you get the idea.
I used to make a list of all the new places I wanted to try but now theres SO MUCH new coming to Nashville it's hard to keep up! I'll just tell you about my go-to places when I'm looking to eat, get coffee, or do something fun.
Red Bicycle - Great seasonal lattes and delicious crepes.
Barista Parlor - Probably the most well known coffee shop in Nashville. If you enjoy coffee as an experience try a cup here.
Jeni's Ice Cream - My favorite place for dessert in Nashville! Jeni is one of the coolest people I've met! I love their unique flavors, I haven't met a flavor I didn't like.
Baked on 8th - This is my new favorite place to go for sweets not only are their creations beautiful, they are delicious. I've tried something different every time I've been and so far nothing has disappointed!
Five Daughters Bakery - Tasty pastries and seasonal doughnuts.
Las Paletas - Delicious popsicles.
ML Rose - They have a location just up the street from my store so you'll find me here at least once a week. Their burgers are tasty but the nachos are my current favorite. They have a large selection of local beers on tap.
Jack Brown's Beer and Burger Joint - Definitely grab a deep fried Oreo after your burger.
Five Points Pizza - Grab it by the slice or get a whole pie.
Emmy Squared - Detroit style pizza.
Slim & Husky's - Their tagline is PREAM (Pizza Rules Everything Around Me) which basically sums me up.
Pastaria - A more upscale pizza experience. The kitchen is open so you get to see your dough thrown and pizza placed in the wood fire oven.
Hattie B’s - I'm not a fan of burning my mouth off so I enjoy my chicken mild.
Party Foul - Grab a boozy slushies to cool your mouth down.
Peg Leg Porker - The best place to get a bbq plate.
Edley's BBQ - Their BBQ nachos are my favorite.
FOR THE VEGANS
Did you know I was vegan for a year? There are lots of non vegan places here to get vegan food but these are my favorite mostly vegan places to eat.
AVO - Full plant based menu.
The Southern V - They have the BEST vegan comfort foods. Everything on the menu is vegan and delicious!
Jamaciaway - Jamaican food with lots of vegetarian and vegan options. The employees are very knowledgeable and can tell you what sides are vegan as well.
Woodlands - Indian Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine. They have a delicious buffet and label everything so you know what is vegan or vegetarian.
Kokos Ice Cream - Dairy and nut free ice creams.
There are plenty of fancier date night places here but these are our favorites.
Chauhan - Delicious indian food with a southern twist.
Butchertown Hall - Love the cocktails and brussels sprouts.
City Winery - Enjoy a nice meal while watching a show.
Corsair - I'm here often, they have a location in Marathon Village right down the hall from me. You can enjoy high gravity beers or liquor at the Marathon Village location.
Diskin Cider - If you're a fan of cider check them out.
Black Abbey - My husband's favorite.
Bearded Iris - This was where I was when I decided to open my store so go her for inspiration on life changing events, haha.
Honky Tonk Brewing Co. - This is a hidden gem for sure!
MUSIC & ART
3rd & Lindley - I've enjoyed many concerts here! If you get there early enough you can snag a table and get dinner during the show.
Marathon Music Works - They hold concerts and fun events like Half Christmas Beer Fest here.
Frist Art Museum - This museum is in a beautiful art deco building. They have a variety of exhibitions and even have an interactive kids art studio.
Cheekwood - Botanical garden and art museum. They have new events and exhibitions seasonally.
First Saturday Art Crawl - If you're in town on the first Saturday of the month head downtown or Wedgewood/Houston for a neighborhood gallery hop.
Belcort Theatre - They play limited release films and documentaries as well as classic movies.
Tennessee State Museum - This free museum will take you back in time to learn the history of Tennessee.
Nashville Farmers Market - Open year round with local shops and restaurants inside.
Pedestrian Bridge - The perfect spot for downtown city views. That's where the photo above was taken.
Centennial Park - Did you know that Tennessee has a life size replica of the Parthenon? Visit it here.
Broadway - Now Broadway isn't for everyone but I think everyone should go at least once. It's full of Nashville music history and honky tonks.
I hope this helps you find some fun places to visit on your trip to Nashville! And be sure to stop by my store and say hello if you're in town.