Years ago, Nashville was associated with down-home southern food, and while the “meat and three” type restaurants are still thriving, some restaurants are giving the even the most traditional southern food a new and exciting twist. A quick glance at some of the menus around town will demonstrate how much Nashville’s artistic nature has spilled over into its kitchens, bakeries and bars. It is also easy to find cuisine from almost any other region of the world being dished out in Nashville now, due to the diversity of its people.
Just as the restaurant scene has exploded in Nashville in recent years, so has the food truck scene. Tasty cuisine is being served from food trucks of all types on the sidewalks around town, in the parks, and at concerts, festivals, sporting events and almost anywhere else that draws a crowd.
In addition to the Nashville’s Farmers’ Market, which has been around since the early 1800’s, many of Nashville’s communities and suburbs now have their own farmers’ markets, all of which are helping advance the farm-to-table movement across America.
These days, Nashville is turning up on lists, almost weekly it seems, as the “It City” for various reasons. As for the food scene, Travel + Leisure has named Nashville one of “America’s Best Cities For Foodies.” Nashville has also been ranked by USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards as one of the “Best Local Food Scenes.” It is undeniable that Nashville is now recognized as a national culinary hotspot with top-notch chefs and restaurateurs in just about every neighborhood and suburb of our city.