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 five 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.
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 1.5-mile moderately hilly walk
Tour size: Up to 12 people
Cost: $65 + tax, ticketing fee
What’s included: All tastings at 5 stops (plenty 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: Near 10th and Woodland Streets in East Nashville (exact location provided with ticket purchase)
Butcher & Bee: Fresh, ever-changing menu
Bongo Java: Nashville’s first coffeehouse
Edley’s Bar-b-que: Smokin’ good 'cue
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
Professor Bailey's Spicy Pimento Cheese: Pimento cheese for grown ups
Sweet 16th Bakery: East Nashville’s sugar dealer
The Soda Parlor: Creative ice cream concoctions
The Turnip Truck: Locally owned natural foods grocer
Yeast Nashville: Specializing in kolaches