Food & Wine
Tennessee offers world-renowned epicurean adventures from fabulous eateries to food festivals. You’ll also discover made-in-Tennessee products and homegrown goodies fresh off the farm.
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Tennessee is a food lover’s fantasy. Every ingredient has a story and an edible legacy. From meat-and-three traditions to white tablecloth experiences, our stories are in the kitchen. We celebrate farmers and chefs as pipelines to our legendary foodways.

Foodie destinations in the Volunteer State vary as much in type and atmosphere as the cuisine itself. The common denominator? Fresh local ingredients. Our chefs commune with farm-to-fork passions in their own gardens, at farmers markets and pick-your-own-produce places. We’re pleasing both locals and visitors with our booming food truck culture.

“There’s no place like home” speaks to our comfort food from local favorites to satisfying soul food. Famous Tennessee dishes include barbecue, country ham and flaky biscuits. Go down-home with Tennessee classics such as famous Benton’s Bacon and pipin’ hot cornbread. Get your day going with an eye-opening breakfast. Work up an appetite for our raved-about diner food. Pair tunes with your food while relishing a relaxing casual family dinner. Our winning combinations of music and food will feed your soul.

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West Tennessee

Beauty Shop Restaurant

“Look Good. Eat Good.” That’s the Beauty Shop restaurant motto written on the front windows. Nestled in the hip Cooper-Young district of midtown Memphis, the restaurant mixes rave-reviewed food and a camp 50’s-style beauty shop wonderland. Some seats even come with hooded Belvedere hair dryers.

Eat Good. Look Good.
East Tennessee

Magpies

Voted the best cupcakes in Knoxville, Magpies says it’s “all butter all the time.” Drop in to pick up some delicious cupcakes and sweets that are made fresh every day. 

Tasty Treats
Middle Tennessee

The 404 Kitchen

The 404 Kitchen offers a modern take on classic European cuisine with an emphasis on local and seasonal fair. You’ll even find herbs being grown on the rooftop garden of this former shipping container. A Nashville hot-spot, 404 Kitchen was a semi-finalist for the 2014 James Beard Best New Restaurant Award. 

Nashville Flavor

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Tennessees Southern roots mash-up and its groundswell of creative chefs yield high-running passion for local fare. Our food fixation will earn a perennially special niche with your taste buds.


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