Nashville’s 12 South Neighborhood is the perfect street to shop, eat, and get Instagram worthy shots with the murals on the walls. What more could you want? I absolutely loved exploring this little neighborhood with both my mom and my friend Julia, and cannot wait to share the cute spots we found!
Five Daughters Bakery
After seeing so many posts on Instagram about Five Daughters, I knew we needed to check it out! This is the CUTEST little doughnut shop, and I’m happy to say they have gluten free, paleo doughnuts! These doughnuts are the best gluten free I have ever had because they were so flavorful. They are known for the 100 layer donut (their version of a cronut) and my mom says she likes them better than Dominique Ansel’s famous cronuts in NYC. (This is a very serious compliment). You must check this place out if you’re in Nashville!
Pro Tip: They rotate doughnuts monthly, so be sure to check out the new flavors each month. Also, the gluten free tend to sell out early (especially on weekends) so get there early!
I wish we had gotten pictures of the inside of this restaurant because it was so cute with a casual warehouse feel. It was so late at night by the time we ate here though, I only managed to snap a quick picture of the food before we devoured it. The homemade ketchup and honey mustard and incredible french fries are what make this restaurant unique. The best truffle fries I have EVER had. I’m happy to say they had gluten free buns, too.
Pro tip: order the french fries as an appetizer, that way everyone gets to sample!
Franklin Juice Company
Absolutely obsessed with this acai bowl. If I could have it every day, I would be SO happy! The granola was at the bottom of the bowl, so there’s crunch in every bite. I definitely would recommend ordering peanut butter with the bowl, because it just makes it even more filling.
Pictured: Bom Bom bowl with peanut butter (top) and paired with Kona Bowl (bottom left)
Jeni’s Ice Cream
One of the six Jeni’s locations in Nashville, and this cute shop definitely lived up to the hype. You can find Jeni’s ice cream pints at many local stores (Fresh Market, Earth Fare, and Dean & Deluca to name a few). You might think this is reason not to visit the store, but it is an experience in and of itself. The flavors are unique, and often involve pairing unusual ingredients with one another. However, the atmosphere of the store is very clean, modern, and very Instagrammable. With marble table tops and cucumber water, what more could you want?
My favorite ice cream flavor was the Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks.
Amelia’s Flower Truck
I love this little truck so much. There are three trucks that operate within the company, and they offer deliveries Mon-Fri. You can find their schedule on the website HERE. If you have the chance, definitely stop here! The truck is pictured here at Imogene + Willie.
Okay so I got lazy and didn’t get the pictures I wanted here. But this is the coolest restaurant, featuring an excellent high-end brunch. Don’t judge the restaurant by the outside, because it looks average but the experience was excellent. We ate on a patio surrounded by shrubbery underneath twinkling lights. It was incredible. The shrimp and grits was AMAZING. They also boast a charcuterie buffet. Go here for an upscale dinner or brunch!
Find the Draper James store (2608 12th Ave S). If you are looking at the store, to the right you will see a small alley way-that is where the mural is located.
This mural is located on the side of The Flipside ( 2403 12th Ave S).
On the side of Mission Fellowship Church ( 2415 12th Ave S)
** There are a few more murals, but we couldn’t get to them. Comment below if you’ve found them!