A full 20 percent of petroleum in the U.S. goes towards agriculture. Locally-sourced restaurants make an effort to get their produce, meats, and other menu items from local farms. Avoiding industrialized agriculture saves energy in terms of transportation and protects the waterways from erosion, pesticides and nitrates.
Check out some of these popular, locally-sourced restaurants around Nashville.
SUNFLOWER CAFÉ. Vegetarian/Vegan. Berry Hill. $$.
PROVENCE BREADS & CAFÉ. Hillsboro. $$.
THE SOUTHERN. Southern. Sobro. $$.
THE ROW. Southern. Music Row. $$
THE FARM HOUSE. American. Sobro. $$.
SLOCO. Sandwiches. 12th Ave S. $.
THE SILLY GOOSE. American. Lockeland Springs. $$.
SALSA. Puerto Rican/Latin. Sobro. $$.
PRIME 108. American. Downtown. $$$.
THE PHARMACY. Burgers. Greenwood. $$.
MASON’S. Southern. Midtown. $$$.
MARGOT CAFÉ & BAR. French. Woodland St. $$$.
NASHVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET. Downtown, West, East. $.
HUSK. Southern. Downtown. $$$.
SKY BLUE CAFÉ. Brunch. Edgefield. $.
LOCKELAND TABLE. American. Lockeland Springs. $$.
FLYTE. American. The Gulch. $$$.
CITY HOUSE. Italian. Germantown. $$.
ETCH. American. Sobro. $$$.
BURGER UP. American. 12th Ave S. $$.
SILO. Southern. Germantown. $$.
1808 GRILLE. American. Music Row. $$.
blvd. American, Sandwiches. Belmont. $$.
FIDO. Coffee & Tea, Brunch. Hillsboro. $$.
AVO. Vegan/Raw. Midtown. $$.