Hope everyone had an enjoyable Labor Day holiday!
Welcome to my second post in the Nashville, Like a Local, Y’all series that I’m doing with fellow dietitian blogger, Lindsey Joe of Handmade Healthy. We are sharing our favorite places to eat, have fun, and shop in the city we both call home!
Last week, I shared the best coffee shops in Nashville and Lindsey shared reservation-worthy restaurants and eateries that are worth standing in line for. I love today’s post because it’s ALL ABOUT THE VEGETABLES. Whether you’re a vegetarian or not, these are some of the best places to get your veg on in Nashville.
Neighborhood: East Nashville | 1896 Eastland Avenue
Hours: Sun + Mon: 11a-9p, Wed + Thurs: 11a-9p, Fri + Sat: 11a-10p
Veg Out On: Daily Special, Veggie Burger, any of the sandwiches or veggie bowls
-Voted Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Nashville for 2014, Wild Cow is a neighborhood favorite. Even meat-eaters will be satisfied with a meal here. REAL Certified
Neighborhood: Berry Hill | 2834 Azalea Place
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11a-8p, Fri + Sat: 11a-9p
Veg Out On: Traditional Sunflower Veggie Burger, Thai Ginger Bowl, Mock Crab Cakes (only available on Fridays)
-Voted Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Nashville for 2013. Everything on the menu is vegan-friendly, except for one of the gluten-free bread options. REAL Certified
Neighborhood: Centennial Park | 3001 Charlotte Avenue
Hours: Tues- Sat: 11a-10p, Sun: 10a-4p
Veg Out On: Pad Thai, Summer Pizza
-I’ve only been to Avo for a grand opening event where small bites were passed, so I’ve yet to experience the full menu but people are raving about this new eatery. The item most talked about at Avo? Their signature cocktail, the AVOcado Margarita. Cheers to that!
Restaurants with Satisfying Veg Options
Neighborhood: Downtown | 125 5th Avenue South
12 South | 2509 12th Avenue South
Hours: Sun: 8a-9p, Mon-Thurs: 7a-9p, Fri + Sat: 7a-10p
Veg Out On: The California, Plain Jane, Salad Architect
Neighborhood: Downtown | 33 Peabody Street
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7a-1a, Sat + Sun: 9a-1a
Veg Out On: Egg White Frittata, Goat Cheese Omelet (breakfast/brunch)
Vegetarian Banh Mi, Kale Caesar (lunch)
Risotto, Tagliatelle (dinner)
*Also listed in Best Places to Meet for Coffee post
Are you ready to get your veg on now? I know I am! Want to keep up with all of the Nashville, Like a Local, Y’all posts? Follow our Pinterest board and use #NashLikeALocal on Twitter for the inside scoop. You can easily share this post on Twitter using the tweet below!
Disclosure: I am a consultant dietitian for the United States Healthful Food Council, the organization behind the REAL Certification. I was not compensated to write this post. Certifications were noted in this post for educational purposes only.