Sunflower Cafe (best veggie burgers ever)

Cafe Roze (I love the Roze Bowl and the Goddess Salad with Salmon and Avocado)

Graze Nashville (vegan burritos!)

Vui’s Kitchen (fresh, light Vietnamese. I love the bone broth and salad with marinated tofu)

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

Wild Cow (obsessed with their buffalo tempeh!)

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

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


Crema (also one of my fave avocado toasts!)

Steadfast (and light, fresh food menu)

Revelator (the cutest vibe and intimate)

Cafe Roze (black sesame, turmeric and matcha lattes!)


City House (Particularly famous for the belly ham pizza; add a fried egg)

Emmy Squared (square pizza duh, get the one with jalapeños, pepperoni and honey!)

Folk (new favorite; insane dough and I love the mushroom pizza)

Desano (best quick and casual; I always get the lasagna pizza)


Answer: One of my current faves; American food with creative twists in a handsome but not uptight atmosphere. Service is fantastic, and they have a GREAT happy hour! I love the Sambal Chicken Dish!)

Bar Otaku: informal Japanese “pub” food, tapas/shared style (love the tuna handroll, green beans, sweet potatoes, wagyu yakitori)

Peninsula: Cuisine from the Iberian peninsula; small space and great vibe. Insanely delicious but ADVENTUROUS food, so check the menu!

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 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)


Five Daughters Bakery (paleo donuts)

Baked on 8th Vegan and GF Goodies

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)

Olive and Sinclair (locally made chocolate; my favorite is the chili)

The Post East (GF & vegan scones, biscuits and more)


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)