VEGAN/VEGETARIAN FAST-CASUAL:

Sunflower Cafe (best veggie burgers ever)

Avo (their kimchi spring rolls & avocado margaritas haunt my dreams)

Wild Cow (obsessed with their buffalo tempeh!)

OMNIVORE FAST-CASUAL:

The Post East (live music brunches with great GF sweet potato biscuits and veggie sausage)

Vui’s Kitchen (same owners as Juice Bars. Fresh Vietnamese salads, spring rolls & Pho)

Box Nashville (great for working, favorite avocado toast ever!)

EIO & The Hive (innovative options, low-sugar, in-house organic rotisserie chicken)

Lulu (lots of space, DIY soft-serve, grain bowls, breakfast, cocktails)

Crema (incredible coffee and top 2 avocado toasts!)

UPSCALE w/HEALTHY OPTIONS:

Henrietta Red (AMAZING food with a vegetarian menu option; love the cauliflower steak & mushroom farro risotto)

Bastion (DIY tasting menu, ridiculously creative, gorgeous ‘underground’ atmosphere. Also, the bar has life-changing nachos)

City House (the best pizza in Nashville & maybe ever in my life! Also incredible house-made desserts. James Beard winner)

Husk Nashville (elevated cuisine celebrating classic Southern ingredients and traditions)

Rolf & Daughters (the best house-made pasta; if they have the farro gemelli…get it! Also, veggie-focused appetizers)

Pinewood Social (great for large groups; a little something for everyone)

JUICE & SMOOTHIES:

Juice Bar (multiple locations. Great smoothies and kelp pad thai!)

Franklin Juice (amazing Pitaya Bowls and gorgeous space)

Fix Juice Co (100% organic cold-pressed juices)

HEALTHY TREATS:

Five Daughters Bakery (paleo donuts)

Las Paletas (popsicles made from unique fresh fruits and spices like mango chili, avocado, chocolate coconut etc)

Kokos Ice Cream (new INSANELY amazing coconut milk based ice cream)

EPIC ETHNIC:

Gojo Ethiopian (I love the vegetarian combination where you pick 4. Everything is good!)

Woodlands Indian Restaurant (Vegetarian; dosas, veg manchurian, chana masala, coconut korma and papadam)

House of Kab0b (Persian Iranian; chicken and kubideh kabobs with rice)

Eastern Peak (Asian fusion; spicy tuna roll, house salad, lettuce wraps, steamed dumplings)