veggie day
(oprea personal fitness)

My husband and I truly enjoy days when the weather is nice for walking through the city. We usually start on one end of Nashville and take in small bites of our favorite vegetable plates as we stroll through the streets catching up with each other, laughing and discussing where we would love to end up next. We have found a couple staples that we always hit, starting with coffee of course, and enjoy trying to find what will be our next go-to restaurant by trying some great new dishes. We found some great places with very different takes on classic fall and winter dishes that you may not have considered . You may not live in Nashville but your city has gems just waiting for you to discover them!

Bongo Java: Root Vegetable Taco – We hit up Belmont Blvd for three corn tortillas piled high with roasted sweet potatoes, parsnips and onion. The avocado really helps make the dish as well. There is a nice touch of sweetness and the cumin comes through nicely.
- Don’t forget about great local coffee shops, they have some amazing options.

Adele’s: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon – The smoky bacon is a tasty pairing as the only meat addition to our list. Big pieces of fresh garlic was a good surprise and it all has a nice red pepper kick with great rosemary pieces on top.
- Brussels sprouts need you to give them another try!

Kayne Prime: Black Kale – The kale is finely chopped with a sweet touch from the currants, light citrus taste and a really balanced light salad. One of our favorites after we tried kale at a bunch of places!
- When making your own kale add some water to your dressing, the leaves drink up liquids

Frothy Monkey: Carmelized Onion Tart – A decidedly different way to get your veggies in but was sweet and delicious. A true surprise on our hunt where we even had root vegetables in our coffee with their Sweet Potato Latte!
- We love being wowed by a new place, find your own surprises!

The Farm House: The Farm Plate – A rotating dish of seasonal veggies, ours contained sweet potatoes, pumpkin and roasted cauliflower just to name a few. It was colorful, warming and hearty plate of veggies. Not to mention the service was welcoming as well.
- This could be our new favorite place; good people, food and atmosphere is something you should strive to create!

Lastly, these pictures do no justice.  That bottom right one looks like mush, but was tasty! :-)

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