For those of you who don’t know, I LOVE scouting out new food places. The past two years I have lived in Nashville, I have tried my fair share of trendy, delectable food all around the city. It has come time that I share my top spots with you all from whether it be coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a night out.

  1. The Frothy Monkey: This has to be my all time favorite coffeehouse. It is the perfect place to talk with a friend or get work done. You pay at the front and they bring your food and coffee right to you and the staff is extremely friendly. The shop on 12 South is smaller but full of visitors on the weekends while the new shop on 51st is more spacious.
  2. Edgehill Cafe: If you want the PERFECT fall coffee then this is your place. Their “Always Fall Somewhere” latte will definitely have you coming back for more.
  3. Crema: Situated in downtown, Crema provides the essential getaway if you are feeling overwhelmed by the downtown hustle and bustle. My recommendation for what to get there is the vanilla latte with almond milk!
  4. Barista Parlor: Out of all of the coffeeshops I have been to, Barista Parlor is definitely the most unique. There is one located in the middle of downtown and is a great place to also take pictures.

  1. Rush Bowls: I am an acai bowl fanatic so when Rush Bowls first opened, I knew I needed to try it out. It has quickly become my favorite on-the-go breakfast spot that is quick and affordable. My typical order is the “Beach Bowl” topped with their freshly ground peanut butter- a must-have!
  2. Proper Bagel: This is for my cream cheese lovers! They have a variety of unique cream cheese flavors- my personal favorite is the maple bacon cream cheese.
  3. Milk & Honey- just opened and a new favorite! You can sit down or just pop-in and order one of their delicious pastries.

  1. Caviar & Bananas: I probably go here more than three times a week for lunch! They have a variety of food options from sandwiches to salads. It is very aesthetically pleasing and I pretty much order the same thing every single time and it never disappoints. Order: salad; spinach, chicken, feta cheese, candied pecans, strawberries, and balsamic vinaigrette. 
  2. Taco Mamacita: Located in Edgehill, Taco Mamacita serves some of the best Mexican food around. A favorite of mine is their queso with chips.
  3. Edley’s: Looking for barbecue? Then this is the place! It serves southern style dishes and smokey BBQ.

  1. Burger Republic: If you are looking for an American style dinner with a more casual vibe then I would definitely recommend Burger Republic. It is located in The Gulch and you cannot leave without getting one of their delicious milkshakes. Order: classic burger & a s’mores milkshake.
  2. Double Dogs: If you are a sports fan, then this is your spot. It is very comparable to Buffalo Wild Wings and is always packed on Sundays during football season. Order: a hot dog of course!
  3. Moto: Italian style menu and on the more pricey side. It is a great date night restaurant for dressing up.
  4. Virago: Right next to Moto, it is best known for their Sushi and modern Asian atmosphere.
  5. Little Octopus: Tapas-style meals located right in the Gulch. It has a light & airy atmosphere.
Night Out
  1. Pinewood Social: Bowling & food? Yes please! Pinewood is the perfect gathering spot for friends and family with an unbelievable view of downtown.
  2. LA Jackson: A rooftop bar located on top of the Thompson Hotel. It is great for a night out with the girls.


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