Nashville, Like a Local


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This is one very exciting week! After months and months of planning and preparation, the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo will finally take place this weekend in downtown Nashville. I always love when people come to visit in Nashville and sharing all of the amazing things about our city, so to have thousands of colleagues coming this weekend, it’s like having the biggest group of friends in town all at once!

Before I get much further into this post, I’ll share that even if you don’t have a trip to Nashville planned for the immediate future, you may want to keep reading on….(hint: awesome Spotify playlist ahead!) :)

For all my fellow nutrition friends who will be descending upon Nashville this weekend, I hope you’ve read this FNCE special edition issue from Food & Nutrition Magazine and made plans to squeeze in some great food, live music, & more in between sessions. You’ll also find a copy of the magazine in the attendee bags at the conference.


Read the digital issue online now!

Curious about the best walking/jogging routes in the city? Read this!

walking routes

If you really want to #NashLikeALocal this weekend, check out these events:

FNCE issueWant to see what people are noshing on in the city? Or maybe you’re looking for an outdoor adventure in Nashville? These are my favorite Nashville-based Instagram accounts! Warning: you may have a serious case of FOMO after looking at some of these pictures!


Star Bagel

Photo of my breakfast sandwich from locally-owned Star Bagel, featured on @NashvilleFoodFan Instagram page (#nashvillefoodfan).

Whether you’re flying in, driving in, or going for a jog around downtown, this Spotify playlist filled with Nashville-based bands will get you into that Nashville state of mind. There’s a whole lot more than country music happening in Music City!

If you missed any of the other Nashville, Like A Local, Y’all posts, here’s a recap of everything we’ve covered:

Best Places to Meet for Coffee
Reservation-Worthy Restaurants
Best Vegetarian Restaurants
Must-Have Nashville Goods
Best Downtown Bars & Music Venues
Happiest Happy Hours in Nashville
Best Treats & Sweets
Places to Get Fit Downtown

If you see me at FNCE, please stop and say hi! I look forward to meeting you :)

And I’d love to see what you’re enjoying most in Nashville, so feel free to tweet at me (@KarmanRD) or tag me on Insta (@karmanmeyer) if you try any of the places mentioned in the Food & Nutrition Magazine (@foodnutrimag) article or in my past posts!

Happy planning and safe travels, friends!

Nashville: Treats & Sweets


Hi everyone! Are you ready for another #NashLikeALocal post?

I’ve saved the best part for last….dessert! Throughout the month, I’ve shared my favorite places to meet for coffee, the best vegetarian spots in town, and where to go for a uniquely Nashville, live music experience. Lindsey at Handmade Healthy has shared the best happy hours in town, reservation-worthy restaurants, the best places to get fit, and Nashville-made goods you shouldn’t leave town without.

We really love this city, and it’s been so much fun writing and sharing with you all! I hope you’ve enjoyed the posts and feel prepared for a trip to Music City. I’ll be sharing just one more Nashville-centric post next week so stay tuned :)

Who’s ready for a treat?

treats & sweets

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Goo Goo Clusters 

Treats to try: The Original Goo Goo, The Supreme Goo Goo, The Peanut Butter Goo Goo
Find them: 
116 3rd Avenue South
Country Music Hall of Fame, Acme Feed & Seed, EtchBakersfield Tacos, Cumberland Park

Las Paletas 

Treats to try: Avocado paleta, Pineapple Chili paleta, Mexican Caramel paleta
Find them: 2911 12th Avenue South
Nearby: Burger Up, Frothy Monkey Coffee, Sevier Park, Imogene + Willie, White’s Mercantile

Cupcake Collection 

Treats to try: Sweet Potato cupcake, Strawberry cupcake, Sweet Lemonade cupcake
Find them: 1213 6th Avenue North
Nearby: Butchertown Hall, Rolf & Daughters, WILDER, Peter Nappi Studio

The Soda Parlor 

Treats to try: Any of their soda floats
Find them: 1200 Clinton Street
Nearby: Antique Archaeology, Corsair Distillery, Bang Candy Company

Five Daughters Bakery 

Treats to try: Any variety of their 100 Layer Doughtnuts (aka Cronut)
Find them: sold at Barista Parlor (Gulch location), Ugly Mugs
Nearby (Barista Parlor location): Lucchese Boots, Two Old Hippies, The Turnip Truck

Olive & Sinclair

Treats to try: Cinnamon Chili, Salt & Black Pepper, Coffee Bean
Find them: sold at Southernaire Market, The Turnip Truck, Acme Feed & Seed, or visit their factory 1628 Fatherland Street
Nearby (O&S factory): Five Points Pizza, Barista Parlor, Shelby Park, High Garden Tea

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