One of my Christmas gifts from Ben (my fab boyfriend) was a 3 day trip for the two of us to Nashville, Tennessee! I have been wanting to visit the city for a while now and I was beyond excited to know that I would get to spend time exploring Nashville with him before my winter break ended.
Just like before any trip, I researched all about the food scene in the city. I couldn’t wait to try hot chicken and find the best ice cream shops. Sadly, we didn’t make it to all the places on my list but this is what we did get to:
The Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden – Pharmacy Burger with Tots (although I didn’t have one the Creamsicle soda at the table next to me looked delicious)
Known as Nashville’s “Wurst-Burger” Joint this place is fabulous! Don’t go to Nashville without grabbing a bite and a soda from the old-fashioned soda maker. I do suggest using the No Wait app to get a jump-start in line!
Ugly Mugs Coffee & Tea – Mocha / Iced Mocha
My mocha was yummy, but I enjoyed Ben’s iced mocha even more. It was like a glorified chocolate milk. I didn’t snap a pic of my own mocha but this is a screenshot of their insta pic!
Five Points Pizza – 14″ Woodstock Classic and Root Beer
This meal won the trip overall! Five stars for Five Points Pizza! That’s all there is to say.
Holy delicious! I could go to each of the 3 Jeni’s locations in Nashville over and over again! There are scoop shops in Columbus, Cleveland, Chicago, Atlanta, Charleston, Los Angeles, and St. Louis if you can’t make it to Nashville; you can even order online or join the Jeni’s Pint Club.
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery – Classic Mac & Cheese
Rock Bottom wasn’t on my list but we happened upon it while exploring downtown while our stomachs were growling and we were trying to escape the rain. This mac & cheese was definitely worth the stop!
Hattie B’s – Tender’s Plate (mild) with French Fries and Baked Beans
No wonder Hattie B’s is famous for their hot chicken! I normally don’t like anything hot but the flavor in this chicken was super yummy! Not to mention crinkle fries.
Pied Piper Creamery – Oreo Speedwagon and Strawberry Fields Forever
This ice cream shop is cute from the outside, a little wacky on the inside, and the ice cream is so yummy! They have original house-made flavors with punny names. They have 12 permanent flavors (including the strawberry) and 12 other flavors. The Oreo Speedwagon was a coffee flavored ice cream with crushed Oreos – it was good, but did not beat the Strawberry Fields Forever.
Five Daughter’s Bakery – Chocolate Coffee Crunch and Vanilla Cream
This adorable bakery is owned by a couple with even more adorable daughters (yes, 5 of them). You can’t get these donuts anywhere other than Nashville, so you need to make the trip. I tasted the Chocolate Coffee Crunch and Vanilla Cream. The Vanilla Cream was very tasty but I can’t imagine any donut better than the Chocolate Coffee Crunch made with homemade rice crispies. I got the King Kong flavor for my dad – he said it was one of the best things he has ever tasted!
Sprinkles Cupcakes – Peanut Butter Chocolate and doggie cupcake
I know Sprinkles is a very popular bakery so I couldn’t help but stop by one of their 23 locations (and one of the 13 that has a cupcake ATM). However, I was full on donuts so I didn’t get one for myself. (If I would have I wouldn’t have been able to pass up the Red Velvet). I did get my mom the Peanut Butter Chocolate cupcake; I got a taste and it was so rich, sweet, and delicious. If you want a taste yourself, remember that they only have this flavor on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Dixie really enjoyed her doggie cupcake too!
Desano – Pepperoni Pizza
This place is pretty unique! The Pizzaiolas (master pizza makers) create true Neapolitan pizzas right in front of the customers in wood-burning ovens! Oh, and it is delicious! (P.S. Try a cannoli for me.)
Let me know what your favorite restaurants are in Nashville, Tennessee and let me know if you try these out!