Only a few years ago, Nashville held few resources if you required a special diet. Today even Publix and Kroger can meet many needs.
It’s not a comprehensive list but it provides a solid foundation for your special diet, starting with the local businesses.
- Produce Place (Sylvan Park, in business since 1988)
- Turnip Truck (East Nashville and the Gulch, local as well)
- Whole Foods (Green Hills area of Nashville and Franklin)
- Trader Joe’s (Green Hills, two blocks from Whole Foods)
- Sprouts (Bellevue and Franklin)
- Costco (West Nashville and Franklin)
This is a moving target because 100 new restaurants opened (and a few closed) in the Nashville area in 2017. I’ve tried to aggregate them according to the most recognized dietary concerns. Click the blue subheads for details.
Vegan/Vegetarian. You might call if you need specific questions answered. (Note: Avo is in One City off Charlotte, not West End/Elliston Place.)
Kosher . Restaurants, bakeries and groceries are included on this list, courtesy of Congregation Sherith Israel.
Halil. I’ll refer you to this clickable map. Hint: Nolensville Road is our multi-cultural Main Street so you’re likely to find the raw materials for your special diet here.
All-Organic. EiO + the Hive states its niche in its name (Everything Is Organic). It’s owned by the same person who operates Juice Bar locations around town.
If you’re near the uber-hip 12 South, visit sustainability-driven SloCo Sandwich Shop.
Vegan Vee. What are you trying to avoid? This bakery touts most of its offerings as are dairy-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free and nut-free. The shop in Sylvan Park is only open Friday-Sunday. However, you can find their wares at The Wild Cow Vegetarian Restaurant, Thistle Stop Cafe’, Headquarters Cafe’ and Produce Place.
The Wild Muffin operates from a grab-and-go gluten-free bakery in a tiny shop at 998b Davidson Drive near the West Nashville Wal-Mart. In addition to muffins, they bake cookies, brownies and cakes.
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