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. 

Food and music tell the story of a place. They’re entry points to culture and history. The “Nashville Eats” tour introduces guests to the food and music of this city inspired by the “Nashville Eats” book. Throughout the tour Jennifer shares behind-the-scenes stories about the city’s food culture, cooking tips and music history as it relates to food.

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 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.  (NOTE: Because we feature iconic Nashville foods, we cannot accommodate vegetarians on this tour.)

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. And, you will have the option to purchase a personalized copy of the "Nashville Eats" cookbook, filled with recipes and stories about Nashville's best chefs, farmers, home cooks and makers. 


Tour Information

When: Mondays 12:30pm
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 1.5-mile hilly walk
Tour size: 12 people
Cost: $59.95 + tax
What’s included: All tastings at 5 stops (enough for lunch), personal attention from Author Jennifer Justus and food industry experts. Option to purchase a signed copy of the "Nashville Eats" cookbook at the end of the tour.
Ticket sales deadline: 5 p.m. day before the tour.
Weather conditions: We have fun in any weather, so dress comfortably for the forecast.
Meeting point: Inside the Omni Nashville Hotel (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
Woolworth on 5th: Selections rotate
Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint: A BBQ sampler plate
Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar: Nashville's famous candy