East Nashville Food Tour

East Nashville put Music City on the culinary map, and it continues to wow with an ever-expanding food-and-drink scene two miles across the river from downtown Nashville. 

Chef-owned restaurants and casual eateries. Local coffee shops and breweries. Specialty food shops launched by creative entrepreneurs. They all add up to a vibrant neighborhood recently named one of the coolest in America.

Explore East Nashville with us to experience what makes it such a special community—and a magnet for musicians.

What to Expect

With six tasting stops over three hours, you’ll have a chance to try a variety of local foods, including several voted “Best of Nashville.” Tastings vary with seasonal ingredients and always include a delicious mix of savory and sweet. At many locations, you’ll also receive personal attention from chefs, owners, and managers creating our dynamic food culture. 

Between bites, you’ll stroll past Victorian homes and bungalows preserved amid tornadoes and tear downs. You’ll learn about a music studio where Johnny Cash, Neil Young and Aretha Franklin made records. Our engaging guide will share stories that even locals don’t know.

By the end of the tour, you’ll understand the appeal of East Nashville. We look forward to hosting you, whether you’re a first-time visitor looking for an authentic Nashville experience or a local who wants to feel more connected to our rapidly evolving city. 

 
 

Tour Information

When: Thursdays 1:30pm; Fridays 11am
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 1.5-mile moderate walk
Tour size: Up to 12 people
Cost: $58 + tax
What’s included: All tastings at 5-6 stops (enough for lunch) and behind-the-scenes interactions with chefs and owners.
Ticket sales deadline: 4pm day before tour
Weather conditions: We have fun in any weather! Dress for the forecast.
Meeting point: 11th and Woodland Streets in East Nashville (exact location provided with ticket purchase)

Tasting Locations

Destinations rotate. Every tour is a delicious mix of 5-6 savory and sweet stops that may include:

Butcher & Bee: Fresh, ever-changing menu
Edley’s Bar-b-que: Smokin’ good 'cue
Family Wash/Garage Coffee: Great food, coffee & live music
Five Points Pizza: Voted Nashville's Best
I Dream of Weenie: Chargrilled hot dogs served from an iconic VW bus
Lockeland Table: Southern-accented New American fare
Marche Artisan Foods: Provence-inspired bistro with local ingredients
Margot Cafe & Bar: A rotating menu of rustic French & Italian cuisine
The Turnip Truck: Locally owned natural foods grocer
Bongo Java: Nashville’s first coffeehouse
Pied Piper Creamery: Artisan ice cream
Professor Bailey’s: Spicy Pimento Cheese & Biscuits
Sweet 16th Bakery: East Nashville’s sugar dealer
Yeast Nashville: Specializing in kolaches