Nashville Specialty

Specialty neighborhood
Cochon Butcher (Closed)
1120 4th Ave. N., Germantown
Set up in Nashville's trendy Germantown neighborhood, this iteration of the Cochon Butcher is the brand's first location outside of New Orleans. Modeled after old-school butcher shops (there’s a very impressive cold cuts case and a well-stocked bar, too), they actually cure their meats in-house. The sandwiches, which range from classics like smoked turkey and roast beef to more exotic options like Cajun pork dog and Le Pig Mac, are out of this world and totally justify the out-the-door lunch line.
15 Hermitage Ave., Downtown
These specialty coffee roasters (they roast their own beans in the back of their shop) can be found all over Nashville, but their brick-and-mortar is more than worth a visit. The bright, white-washed cafe is outfitted with free WiFi and the requisite hipster crowd, and there's also a wide front porch that offers an excellent view of the downtown skyline. All of the espresso drinks are excellent, as are the avocado and ricotta toasts. It's a no-brainer if you need a cozy desk to hunker down with your computer for a few hours.
Five Daughters Bakery
1110 Caruthers Ave, Midtown
Between raising a family (they actually do have five daughters) and growing their small business, Five Daughters owners Isaac and Stephanie Meek definitely have their hands full. Isaac comes from a family of bakers—his grandfather baked cakes and his father owned a pizza shop—and he's made this fledgling bakery famous for a 100-layer donut, which tastes like an overly decadent cronut and takes three days to make. Between those magnificent creations and their sister sweets, like paleo donuts (read: grain, dairy, and sugar-free) and arguably the best cupcakes in town, it's no surprise that they sell out both here and at their location in Franklin, every day.
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