Nashville is one of the most up-and-coming food scenes in America. With its wide range of cuisine and unique twists on classic dishes, no one will be disappointed when they dine in this city. What’s even better than Nashville’s delicious foods you may ask? Getting to Instagram it. Almost every Vanderbilt student, Nashville local and tourist is guilty of posting their favorite Nashville foods on social media… and rightfully so. Take a look at the top seven most Instagrammed foods in this city.
8. Tavern: Fries
To start out the countdown, we begin with Tavern’s fries. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill deep fried potatoes. Tavern takes it a step further by adding signature flavors ranging from Parmesan Garlic to Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar. When the fries arrive at your table, they are basically spewing out of the wire basket that they’re served in, ready to jump into your mouth. These over-the-top fries not only taste incredible, but are literal food porn.
7. Biscuit Love: “Bonuts”
One new restaurant that has made quite a bang in Nashville, and an even greater bang on social media, is Biscuit Love located in the Gulch area. This hot spot serves traditional southern comfort food with a modern twist. Their bestseller, and our pick for the #6 most Instagrammed Nashville food, is a dish called “Bonuts.” A cross between a biscuit and a donut, these delicacies satisfy everyone’s cravings for a sweet breakfast dish.
6. Jeni’s: Ice Cream
Ice cream is without a doubt one of the most mouth-watering and Instagram-worthy desserts out there. There aren’t many people who don’t enjoy this cold treat, which is why photos of it always do well on Instagram. Jeni’s is the most popular Nashville spot for ice cream with their unique flavors and signature waffle cone topper in each ice cream. Jeni’s flavors are vibrant and delicious, which translates straight to the photo. The most Instagrammed flavors you ask? We’d have to say Brambleberry Crisp and Wildberry Lavender.
5. Burger Republic: Milkshake
Don’t be fooled by its name, Burger Republic offers way more than delicious burgers. In fact, this restaurant is becoming much more Insta-famous for its milkshakes. Burger Republic offers crazy flavors ranging from S’mores to Boozie Cookie Butter. That’s right, some of the milkshakes are alcoholic. While these milkshakes may not bring all the boys to the yard, they certainly bring the Instagram likes.
4. Grilled Cheeserie: Grilled Cheese with Tater Tots
Number 4 on our list is the Grilled Cheeserie, a Nashville staple cranking out twists on your classic grilled cheese. Everything here is homemade, right down to the tater tots that come with your sandwich. We forgot to mention one important thing… the Grilled Cheeserie is on wheels. That’s right, fanatics flock to this food truck for the best thing between sliced bread. If consumers are going to chase this sandwich around, you bet they deserve to Instagram it.
3. Virago: Crispy Rice and Spicy Tuna
One of this decade’s greatest food trends is crispy rice with spicy tuna on top; Japanese restaurants across the country have jumped on the crispy rice bandwagon and added it to their menus. Nashville’s premiere spot for Sushi, Virago, adds their own twist on this dish by topping it with Watermelon “Pop Rocks.” Not only is this a photogenic dish to begin with, but the pop rocks give the photo an extra sparkle, making it the third most Instagrammed food in Nashville.
2. Hattie B’s: Hot Chicken
This ranking would not be complete without including a classic southern dish: hot and spicy fried chicken. Hattie B’s is Nashville’s premiere spot to indulge in this comfort food and Nashville citizens do not hold back in publicizing their experience there. The trademark photo from Hattie B’s includes a large piece of fried chicken topped with a thin slice of pickle alongside a pile of crunchy fries.
1. Pancake Pantry: Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Ask any Nashville local, Vanderbilt Student, or run-of-the-mill tourist and they will most definitely be able to tell you what pancake pantry is. With over twenty flavors to boast, Pancake Pantry offers not only delicious pancakes, but also a great opportunity for photographic food, specifically their chocolate chip pancakes.
Photos of these hotcakes are seen all over Instagram and can make just about anyone’s mouth water, and that is why they’ve earned the title of the #1 most Instagrammed food in Nashville. After all, after waiting in an hour-long line to even eat these, people deserve to post a photo of this delicacy.