Nashvegan

A not-very-definitive guide to eating (and living) as a vegan in Nashville.

Fido March 18, 2010

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Veggie Scramble with Tofu

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!

Soy Latte and Vegan Pumpkin Oat Cookie

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.

Fido

1812 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37212

615.777.FIDO

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FiddleCakes October 30, 2009

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FiddleCakes - Baked Goods

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie & Chewy Oatmeal, Fruit and Nut Bar

When I read that someone in Nashville went and opened up a vegan-friendly bakery, I almost peed myself with excitement.  I went that very same day to see what they had.  Dreams of fluffy vegan cupcakes danced in my head.  Imagine my disappointment when there were no vegan cupcakes to be found.  There were only two vegan baked goods in the case, and I bought both of them, but more on them in a minute.

FiddleCakes is in the middle of that awesome part of 8th Ave. that’s home to thrift and vintage stores and my beloved Grimey’s.  I was worried I was going to miss it while driving there, but they have a huge pistachio-colored sign.  The interior of this place is simply adorable.  There’s a ton of SPACE for sitting and chatting with your friends over coffee, or working towards a deadline with vegan cookies their free WiFi.  The bakery case is front and center, and there’s also a cooler full of sandwiches.  This is their soft opening, and they’ll be having a grand opening sometime in November–don’t worry, I’ll let you know when.

On my visit to FiddleCakes, I was the only one in the place, but the proprietress informed me that the place is quite busy around lunch time.  The vegan soup of the day was Mushroom Barley, but I did not partake–I was there for baked goods.  I also scoped the sandwich selection and saw a Curried Tofu sandwich that would probably be delish.  As mentioned above, I grabbed the two vegan treats available that day: a chewy bar and a soft cookie.  The bar was chewy as promised, and flavorful.  But the cookie completely blew me away!  It was awesome!  And just in time for Halloween!  Look how many exclamation points I’m using!

Bottom line: head down to FiddleCakes.  Do it now.  Right this second.  Get a cookie.  I’m serious.

 

FiddleCakes

2206 8th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37204

615.457.2127

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