Who doesn’t love brunch? I know I do. But aren’t you tired of going out to a brunch spot with your friends and choosing from oatmeal (if that), dry toast (if that), and fresh fruit? I have the solution to your woes and it’s Fido. If you haven’t been to Fido yet, you’re missing out. This post is going to focus on brunch, but it’s awesome any time of day–their veggie burger is one of the best in town, I’m serious. They also have an awesome vegan cookies and muffins, as well as stellar coffee. Plus, they serve breakfast all day, so you can get your tofu scramble on anytime.
As you can see above, I had the Veggie Scramble with Tofu, sans cheese. Tofu can be exchanged for eggs in all of the brunch dishes, so a lot of them are easily vegan-ized. The Veggie Scramble includes tofu, baby spinach, tomatoes, and roasted onions, and man is it delicious! Seriously, it’s some of the best food I’ve ever had. It comes with hashbrowns (which are more like home fries than traditional hashbrowns) and toast with jam. There’s also a cup of salsa on the side, for making everything even more amazing. The veggie sausage is, unfortunately, not vegan, so don’t add a side of that to your meal. While not pictured, my dining companions and I also enjoyed some mimosas, which you make yourself–they give you the sparkling wine and orange juice and you combine away!
I’m kind of a coffee snob. I mean, I’ll drink Starbucks because it’s, well, everywhere, but I don’t think it’s all that good. That being said, Bongo Java coffee is A-MAZ-ING. The only place I’ve ever had better is in Portland, OR. My favorite variety is Hair of the Dog, which smells better than any other coffee I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Also, the Vegan Pumpkin Oat Cookie: YOU MUST EAT ONE. Like, right now. I cannot get enough of these things. They’re soft almost like cake, and so moist and flavorful. They also have an amazing vegan hot chocolate cookie that’s spicy. And there are muffins, and other vegan baked goods.
Bottom line: if you haven’t been to Fido before, you’re doing a poor job of being a vegan in Nashville. Go there immediately and get a tofu scramble, or a black bean burger, or some hummus, or a cookie, or a coffee, or all of those things. Do it now.
1812 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212