My girlfriend (vegetarian) and I (vegan) will be moving to the Nashville area next month. I'm wondering if there is anybody in this area that can help us find the local veg*n hotspots (restaurants, stores, food markets, etc.). I've been able to locate a Whole Foods, Trader Joes and Publix via my online searches.
Sorry, I'm in the UK so can't advise you but maybe if I bump this to 'new posts' it might be seen by someone who can help.
Do you have lots of choice where you are currently living?
Yes, I currently live in Orlando, FL and have pretty good choices. I mainly cook at home, do most of my shopping at Whole Foods and a bit at Publix. Nashville has those plus a Trader Joe's, so I know I'll do fine. But I wanted to see if there are any Nashville people on here to give me some local inside knowledge, tell me about the little local places it takes months or more to discover. Maybe even make a new friend before I get there :) :D
I have lived in Middle Tn for over 25 years and over 10 of those have been as vegetarian/vegan. I'd be glad to give you info on options.
Have you selected an area of town to live in? East Nashville/Inglewood (where I grew up), Green Hills/Berry Hill, and Cool Springs are the more veggie friendly areas, but they have VERY different vibes. Let me know if you want more info on that.
As far as restaurants, I use these fantastic online sources all the time:
This one has great restaurants & general info on living here:
There is also a meetup group that gets together often & would be a great way to introduce yourselves to the locals.
Welcome to Nashville
I have found a place to live in the Bellshire area of Nashville (at least I assume that's what it's called, as the shopping center down the road is called "Bellshire Shopping Center" as well as there being a Bellshire school and church in the area).
I joined the Nashvegans meetup group last month and will start going to meetups that I can make it to once I move up there. :)