Loveless Cafe – This was basically the first stop on my trip... aside from dropping my bags at my friends Ledja & Davids house. Loveless is known for their delicious biscuits and despite the BBQ everywhere they had lots of friend veggie-friendly (albeit fried) side dishes. It is a bit out of the way but worth it, I think.
Marché – This is a little East Nashville gem... I had one of the most delicious meals of my trip here. I am a huge fan of breakfast and this definitely did the trick! Also, they make their own bakedgoods which pretty much sold me before I'd even had a bite.
Bongo Java – Surprisingly, there are a ton of little indie coffee shops in Nashville. I met up with one of my favorite bloggers, Quincy and her husband (post to follow!) at Bongo Java and had a delicious coffee called "the Diddy" still not sure if that is meant to be "diddy" as in little song or "diddy" as in p.diddy but I do know I enjoyed it. a lot.
Grimey's record store – for the old school music enthusiasts that still buy records (ehem... like me). This reminds me so much of record stores I frequented while living in Seattle. I miss that!
Imogene + Willie - this store specializes in raw denim but has a variety of other things going on - including live bands occasionally. I saw a bunch of people around town wearing their cross t-shirts so clearly the locals are in to it as well. While its not really my style, it is such a cool space; you should definitely have a look. Plus it smells delicious inside, the owners are super nice, and this little pup lives there...
sidenote: being a Nashville dog seems like a sweet deal to me.
A few other places worth mentioning…
Las Paletas Gourmet Popsicles
Katy K's Ranch dressing (vintage)
Well there you have it...lots o' fun packed in to a long weekend. In a nutshell, I will most definitely be returning to Nashville!