Get an Authentic Made in Tennessee Taste in Knoxville

Get an Authentic Made in Tennessee Taste in Knoxville

Get a Made in Tennessee taste in Knoxville.

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TripAdvisor recently named Knoxville a "Top 10 Destination on the Rise." From the plethora of outdoor activities, constant flow of live music and high-end attractions, you'll work up an appetite for its restaurants that offer delicious dishes with ingredients that are always fresh, always locally-sourced. Visit this hidden gem of a city and its restaurants to find out why #knoxrocks. Here's where to get a Made in Tennessee taste in Knoxville: 

Breakfast 

The Plaid Apron Cafe 

1210 Kenesaw Avenue

Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

Courtesy of The Plaid Apron 

Start your day the right way with fluffy cinnamon rolls, muffins, scones, cookies and biscotti made fresh every day. All your breakfast needs are covered with breakfast sandwiches made to your liking, omelets, oatmeal and even eggs benedict. Try the griddle cakes that come with whipped sorghum and vanilla butter, drizzled in maple syrup. 

Lunch

The Tomato Head 

12 Market Square 

Knoxville, TN 37902

Courtesy of Tomato Head

While perusing the cute shops of Market Square, stop in this popular local haunt for sandwiches on freshly-baked bread, cheesy pizza and salads with only the freshest of ingredients. Order the Tomato Head (ham, pepperoni, monterey jack, pesto, mustard, mayo, tomato and sprouts) for a signature taste. 

Cocktail 

Peter Kern Library

407 Union Avenue 

Knoxville, TN 37902

Slip behind the sliding door of this tucked away bar for a speakeasy vibe in downtown Knoxville. Located inside the Oliver Hotel, you can order from more than dozen speciality drinks hidden in old World Book Encyclopedias. All the drinks pay homage to fictitious characters from beloved novels. 

Dinner 

Stock & Barrel 

35 Market Square 

Knoxville, TN 37902 

Courtesy of Stock & Barrel 

Get a Made in Tennessee taste at this restaurant that sources their beef from the Mithcell Family Farms in Blaine, Tennessee, breads from Flour Head Bakery in Knoxville, cheeses from Sweetwater Valley Farm, and bacon from Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams. Try the Elvis burger topped with peanut butter, fried bananas and Benton's bacon or Ring of Fire that's stuffed with flavor (habenero, jalapeno, pepper jack cheese, garlic aioli, and black bean and corn salsa) that will leave your mouth with a Tennessee spice.  

Dessert

Magpies Bakery 

846 North Central Street

Knoxville, TN 37917

Courtesy of Magpies Bakery

The home of the "Best Cupcakes in Knoxville," you can't go wrong with this confectionary choice. Chocolate strawberry, red velvet, vanilla mocha, creamy caramel and chocolate caramel are just some of the options you can choose to end your night on a sweet note.