Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and has a population of around 670,000. Known as music city, it is probably best recognised for its country music scene and is home to the country music hall of fame. Chartered in 1964, the museum has amassed one of the world’s most extensive musical collections and is the biggest music museum in the world. But that isn’t the only thing Nashville is great at. It is also known for its amazing food. From mouth-watering barbeque food to authentic restaurants hosting cuisines from all over the world, Nashville will not disappoint. Here are some fabulous foods you should try when visiting Nashville.
Finger licking Hot Chicken
Hot chicken is fried chicken which has been marinated in a blend of flour and spices then covered in a spiced sauce. Not only does Nashville serve some of the best hot chicken, a citywide festival and competition celebrates it. So, if you want to give your taste buds a bit of a zing, do not go home without trying some. There are many restaurants to choose from. One of the most popular is 400 degrees hot chicken located on Clarksville Pike. Their chicken comes in varying spice levels. Only the most daring will order the “400 degree” option.
Authentic Italian Cuisine
Traditional Italian food coupled with delicious wine is a great combination. One of the best Italian eateries is Restaurant Giovanni. Set up in Tennessee in 2008, they have two restaurants, one located in Midtown and one in Belle Meade. Serving a wide range of homemade pasta, delicious veal, prime beef and a host of different seafood, there is something to suit everyone. If you want an authentic atmosphere with amazing food and fine wine, this Italian restaurant in Nashville will not disappoint.
Grab some street food
Street food is not only convenient but exceptionally tasty. Food trucks are becoming more and more popular and there are now dozens of vehicles selling a huge range of cuisines. If you are looking for delicious comfort food, Banjos sells a range of mouth-watering dishes including pulled pork and waffles. Music City Brisket serve a wide array of sandwiches as well as ribs, tacos and lots of different side orders choices.
Cool down with some ice cream
Summer is the most intense season in Nashville. To say it is hot and humid would probably be an understatement. Loose and light clothing is a must as it gets unbearable at times. That’s why there is nothing nicer than having an ice cream to cool you down. Located in East Nashville, the Pied Piper Creamery has 24 flavors of mouth-watering ice cream to choose from. One of their most popular flavors is Trailer Trash. It’s a vanilla ice cream mixed with various candy bars such as Oreo, Twix, and Snickers, to name but a few. If, however, you prefer to stick with something more traditional, strawberry and chocolate are always on the menu.