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7 Bucket List Foods To Eat In Nashville

This great iconic American city is a hot bed for culinary trends, so we wanted to share the Nashville bucket list for foodies. The dishes that are simply too good to miss when you visit the city.

These are the treats that are worth giving up your healthy eating regime for one day for. Food so good that you’ll still be drooling about it months later.

This is the ultimate Nashville bucket list for foodies….

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1. Cheeseburger at Emmy Squared

Sister restaurant to the legendary NYC Emmy Squared and Emily, this Nashville hotspot has a seriously great burger. Chow down on the Le Big Matt: double-stack Bear Creek Farms grass fed beef patties, American cheese, greens, pickles, Sammy Sauce and a side of crispy waffle fries.

Praise be.

2. Pizza at DeSano 

They follow the strict guidelines Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN), so you know for sure that you’ll get an authentic Neapolitan pie here. You can’t go wrong with their Margherita D.O.P, made with San Marzano tomato sauce, basil, garlic, scamorza, mozzarella di bufala, pecorino romano.

It’s also BYOB, so you can splash the cash on extra pizza instead.

3. Brunch at Butcher&Bee

Butcher&Bee serves up some of their best lunch and dinner dishes alongside tried and true breakfast dishes for their brunch. Order a biscuit topped with perfectly scrambled eggs. Save the top of the biscuit as a vehicle for whipped feta butter. For a sweet start to the day, order a freshly made gooey cinnamon bun.

4. Steak at The Southern Steak & Oyster

Head to the Nashville’s SoBro district for this hugely popular restaurant. A real highlight is the South of Somewhere steak: a juicy T-Bone with garlic-whipped potatoes and black pepper. The best thing about this place is it’s open from morning to night – you can get steak for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

5. Hot Chicken at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

Hattie B’s Hot Chicken is easily the best-known hot chicken restaurant in Nashville and with good reason. This fried chicken joint serves up all the classics with style. Save room for pimento mac and cheese as well as the banana pudding.

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6. Grits at Husk

Ask anybody in the city and they’ll likely tell you that Husk has some of the absolute best grits in Nashville. Specifically, their shrimp and grits are so delicious that they’ll have you dreaming about them long after you’ve finished your last bite. Make sure to order a side of Husk’s equally famous skillet pancakes.

They’re the perfect sweet companion to the perfectly peppery shrimp grits they serve. Breakfast in Nashville doesn’t get much better than this.

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7. Vegan Food at The Southern V

When visiting Tennessee, there’s nothing quite like diving into the local culture by eating southern comfort food. And, you’ll find some of the best southern food at The Southern V. The dishes here are so delicious and range from classics like fried chick’n and chick’n strips to BBQ jackfruit nachos.

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