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I'm a self-proclaimed foodie + my travels revolve around where I want to eat. It's always my mission to find the neatest spots with the tastiest bites in each city. This is where I get to share them with you!


Cozy coffeehouses, craft cocktail bars, trendy tea rooms, local breweries, worthwhile speakeasies and other beverage stops will be listed in this section. What are you thirsty for?


When I visit somewhere new, I tend to stray away from the drab chains that may come up first in a Google search. Instead, I like to book rooms in boutique hotels, resorts, and Airbnb's with personality! 


Besides the normal "tourist traps", each city I visit has spaces worth seeing. I'll list must-see nature for the outdoorsy traveler, stores for the shopper, galleries for the creatives, and more!


to Eat:

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Etch $$$

vibe: upscale, creative, open kitchen

must order: mocha bar

dark chocolate and coffee mousse, ganache glaze, buckwheat brownie, cocoa nib crunch, caramel sauce

303 Demonbreun St. Nashville, TN 37201


Five Points Pizza $$

vibe: chill, sweet selection of craft beer, neighborhood pizza joint

must order: Dave's Pie

Prosciutto di Parma, fresh basil, extra pecorino romano

(e) 1012 Woodland St. Nashville, TN 37206

(w) 4100 Charlotte Ave. Nashville, TN 37209 


Pinewood Social $$

vibe: could hang here for hours, stellar spot to bring friends, contemporary

must order: fried broccoli

lemon zest, sunflower aïoli

33 Peabody St. Nashville, TN 37210


Josephine $$$

vibe: best brunch, leather booths, southern influence

must order: cinnamon sugar donuts

2316 12th Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37204


Pastaria $$

vibe: low-key, modern, family-friendly

must order: crispy risotto balls

mozzarella, grana padano, herb aioli, marinara

8 City Blvd. Nashville, TN 37209


Ellington's $$-$$$

vibe: romantic wrap around patio, classic, American food

must order: filet

smashed yukons maitre'd butter

401 Union St. Nashville, TN 37219

(fourth floor of Fairlane Hotel)


Union Teller $$

vibe: delicatessen, 70's nostalgia, quick eats

must order: breakfast sandwich bagel

Giffords bacon, cheddar, fried egg, lettuce, tomato & home fries

401 Union St. Nashville, TN 37219


Wild Cow $$

vibe: vegetarian/vegan, relaxed, bar seating available for solo travelers

must order: vegan nachos

seasoned black & pinto beans, vegan queso, salsa verde, tomatoes, red onions, rice and vegan sour cream, blue corn tortilla chips (GF) 

1896 Eastland Ave. Nashville, TN 37206


The Grilled Cheeserie $$

vibe: food truck + restaurants, local ingredients, comfort food to the max

must order: buffalo south

pepper jack, pulled organic chicken, buffalo sauce, bleu cheese aioli + pickled celery on country white sourdough

2003 Belcourt Ave. Nashville, TN 37212


Urban Juicer $

vibe: customizable juices, refreshing, clean

must order: the bee green

kale, spinach, pineapple, mango, local honey, OJ, bee pollen, coconut water, 

5 locations

2206 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

1009 Gallatin Ave. Nashville, TN 37206

4021 Charlotte Ave. Nashville, TN 37209

1622 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

21 Arcade Alley, Nashville, TN 37219


Milk & Honey $$

vibe: brunch everyday, italian osteria-inspired, cafe

must order: superfood salad

brussels, collards, spinach, kale, broccoli, blueberries, cranberries, currants, almonds, coconut, green tea lemon poppy seed vinaigrette

214 11th Avenue S, Nashville, TN 37203


Saint Anejo $$

vibe: sophisticated mexican, craft cocktails/margaritas, late night menu available

must order: lonestar burrito

pork carnitas, chile verde salsa, rice, black beans, avocado, fresh pico, mexican cheese

1120 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203


The Food Company $$

vibe: fresh soups/salads/sandwiches, local gem, farmhouse feel

must order: herb roasted turkey sandwich

sharp vermont cheddar, lettuce, tomato, red onion, dijon & mayo on rustic white

**choose the kale salad as your side! best kale salad i've had!!

2211 Bandywood Dr. Nashville, TN 37215


Proper Bagel $$

vibe:  minimalist, b+w subway tile, NY-style bagels

must order: gouda and egg bagel

farm egg, applewood bacon or local sage sausage, smoked gouda cheese & spicy maple ketchup

2011 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN 37212


Mas Tacos Por Favor $

vibe: street tacos, authentic, Guy Fieri has stopped by

must order: pulled pork taco

roasted tomatillo salsa, red cabbage, habanero lime marinated onions, spicy dill yogurt, cilantro, lime

732 McFerrin Ave. Nashville, TN 37206


Fido $$

vibe: coffeehouse + restaurant, seasonal dishes, instead of receiving a number after ordering you receive a type of pup

must order: mediterranean salad

mesclun, hummus, cucumbers, red onion, feta, tomatoes, Italian vinaigrette + toasted pita

1812 21st Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37212


The Flip Side $$

vibe: red fridges, 50's diner set-up, known for milkshakes and their pounded-thin chicken with toppings

must order: tater tot nachos

tots, melted cheese, bacon, avocado, jalapenos, tomatoes, green onion

2403 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204


Frothy Monkey $$

vibe: excellent coffee, low-key brunch + dinner, local chain

must order: tortellini

tri-colored tortellini with cherry tomatoes, spinach, garlic parmesan cream, chicken

2509 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

125 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37064

235 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

1400 51st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209


Jeni's $$

vibe: creamiest ice cream of all time, artistic flavors, high-quality

must order: trio with my favorite flavors (each trio comes in a bowl with a cone triangle)

salty caramel, blackout chocolate cake (or darkest chocolate), and salted peanut butter with chocolate flecks

*if it's a hot summer day, lavender is delightful!

1892 Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

2312 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

1819 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

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to Drink:


vibe: a must-visit for coffee fanatics, super knowledgeable baristas, short breakfast menu 

must order: latte

espresso with steamed milk

15 Hermitage Ave, Nashville, TN 37210


Old Glory $$

vibe: 1920's boiler room transformed into a lounge, industrial brick, no signage so look for the gold triangle!

must order: sea legs

grapefruit peel-infused libelula tequila, pineapple, clement coco, blue curacao, black lava salt  

1200 Villa Place, Suite 103, Nashville, TN 37212 


Frothy Monkey $$

excellent coffee, low-key brunch + dinner, local chain

must order: coconut cream latte (seasonal)

espresso, steamed almond milk, house-made coconut syrup, Frothy Monkey vanilla syrup

2509 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

125 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37064

235 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

1400 51st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209


Rock Bottom $$

vibe: craft beer, laid back outdoor seating + rooftop, American food offerings

must order: hivesman honey pilsner

crisp lager fermented and flavored with local, organic honey from Honey Heads LLC.

111 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201


Ugly Mugs $

vibe: coffee + breakfast/lunch, artsy (local artwork displayed on the walls), range of seating including community table                    must order: hoodie

espresso, steamed milk, honey, vanilla, cinnamon

1886 Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206


Pinewood Social $$

vibe: could hang here for hours, stellar spot to bring friends, contemporary

must order: city of churches

vodka, lemon, amaretto, apricot, rose water, soda

33 Peabody St. Nashville, TN 37210


Killebrew $$

vibe: chic coffee shop attached to the Thompson Hotel, marble + gold detail, killer pastries                                                                        must order: chocolate chip cookie

thick, buttery, chocolatey goodness

401 11th Ave S,. Nashville, TN 37203


New Heights Brewing Co. $

vibe: brews + gourmet mac&cheese, 

must order: mango and tajin sour gose

fruity, spicy, tangy, 5.9%

1896 Eastland Ave. Nashville, TN 37206


Dose $$

vibe: hand-poured coffee + specialty tea + breakfast/lunch, cozy for getting work done, on Food&Wine's list of America's Best Coffee Bars

must order: vanilla bean almond milk latte

espresso, steamed almond milk, vanilla bean syrup

3431 Murphy Rd, Nashville, TN 37203

1400 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37216



to Sleep:

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Thompson Hotel  4-star

vibe: an interior design masterpiece, luxury boutique hotel in the Gulch, mix of hardwood/tile/brass

401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203


The Fairlane  4-star

vibe: nostalgic 70's decor, green velvet headboard, semi-transparent shower

401 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219


Get Cultured:

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