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Nashville may be famed for its music scene, but anyone who has spent even a day or two here can affirm that music is not the city’s only draw. This city is full of options for top-notch food, the restaurant scene is exploding so quickly that USA Today named Nashville as number three out of ten on its 2015 Best Local Food Scene list. Whether you’re searching for some of the best burgers Nashville has to offer or a scoop of ice cream on a warm day, read on for a list of the best foods to try in Music City.
At Gabby’s Burgers and Fries, the name says it all: this is the place to go for some of the best burgers and fries in town. The menu may be small, offering little but its namesake selections, but what it does it does well. Before you go, know that it is small, often very busy, and only open until 2:30pm every day but Saturday. However, the food is well worth the wait. While Nashville has many great options for gourmet burgers (including the always-popular Pharmacy), Gabby’s is your best option for simple, straightforward food with unbeatable quality.
This is not your average taco, nor is Mas Tacos your average restaurant. This hole-in-the-wall joint in East Nashville has an extremely limited menu, but each dish is prepared so well that you will not miss the extra choices. And even vegetarians won’t be disappointed, because Mas Tacos serves up some of the best veggie-friendly food that you can find in Nashville. Especially recommended are the quinoa sweet potato tacos, made with roasted tomatillo salsa, red cabbage, cilantro, and lime; they are so popular that they were even featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives.
While even visitors are likely familiar with Nashville’s legendary Loveless Cafe, you might not be familiar with Biscuit Love, a recent addition to the Gulch neighborhood. While the trendier vibe is certainly a departure from the home-style atmosphere of Loveless, you won’t be disappointed by the inventive dishes that Biscuit Love has to offer, not to mention their made-from-scratch biscuits. The ‘East Nasty,’ a biscuit with fried chicken, cheddar, and sausage gravy was even named the Best Sandwich of 2015 by Bon Appetit. (And if you’re in the mood for something sweeter, try the ‘bonuts,’ which are small, fried biscuits filled with lemon mascarpone and topped with blueberry compote).