Nashville Eats Food Tour

The "Nashville Eats" cookbook captures the spirit of Music City. Join author Jennifer Justus on a culinary journey showcasing classic Nashville foods, from buttermilk biscuits and barbecue to hot chicken and Goo Goo Clusters. 

All tour guests receive a personalized copy of the "Nashville Eats" cookbook, a gorgeous hardcover book ($35 retail) with a comprehensive collection of recipes and stories about Nashville's best chefs, farmers, home cooks and makers.   

And, just like the "Kitchen Playlists" Jennifer includes in her book, this tour also weaves music history and snippets of song between bites as we wind through downtown Nashville tasting the city's best. 

What to Expect

In five tastings over three hours, you'll hear the behind-the-scenes stories of many of the places and people creating our dynamic food culture also featured in Jennifer's book. You'll learn the story behind Nashville hot chicken as you taste it, and understand why biscuits have long been a staple in this Southern city. 

By the end of the tour, you'll have a collection of insider stories and tips from a journalist and author who has studied the food culture, music and recipes of this region along with a signed book to take home. 


Tour Information

When: Mondays 12:30pm
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 1 mile easy walk
Tour size: 12 people
Cost: $88 + tax for a single ticket and a book; $138 + tax for a pair of tickets and a book
What’s included: All tastings at 5 stops (enough for lunch), personal attention from Author Jennifer Justus and food industry experts, plus a signed copy of the "Nashville Eats" cookbook.
Ticket sales deadline: 8:30am day of the tour.
Weather conditions: We have fun in any weather, so dress comfortably for the forecast.
Meeting point: 1st Avenue and Broadway in Downtown Nashville (exact location provided with ticket purchase)

Tasting Locations

Every tour is a delicious mix of 5 savory and sweet stops that typically include:

Kitchen Notes: Buttermilk biscuits and jam
Cafe Lula: Nashville hot chicken and waffle
Bakersfield: Short rib taco and margarita shot
Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint: Whole hog BBQ topped with slaw
Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar: Nashville's famous candy