Nashville's Nolensville Pike
Enjoy the global flavors of Music City along the ethnic corridor of Nolensville Pike. The vibrant neighborhood is rich in cultural diversity and includes authentic Kurdish, Mexican, Indian, and Thai dining. You can also find some great shopping options.
La Hacienda Taqueria tops the charts with authentic Mexican dishes. A must-try is the decadent Molcajete, a stew which comes with your choice of meat sautéed with cactus, banana peppers, cheese, scallions, onions, and salsa inside a bowl.
Carniceria Y Taqueria Don Juan serves up some of the finest authentic corn flour tacos in Music City. Each taco is often less than $2 and they have a range of options to choose from. Add the hot green sauce for a kick or for brave souls the flaming hot red sauce. Another great spot for tacos in Music City would be Carniceria San Luis. Rich tacos filled with fresh ingredients are on their menu and ready to be ordered.
Moving on to the tastes and aromas of the Middle East, check out the Sulav International Market & Restaurant. “We are here to meet the needs of the Middle Eastern community and have been here since 2003,” states David Ashkizari, owner of the market. “Our naan bread is made fresh daily. The bakers arrive at 4am to start baking with fresh dough.” So you know, the hot naan can be purchased until 3pm. Get it while you can!
House of Kabob serves traditional Middle Eastern favorites such as kabobs and gyros made with halal meat. You will also find selections exclusive to the House of Kabob, such as Persian ice cream and barberry rice.
Erbil, named after the capital of Kurdistan, serves up kozy, slow cooked lamb on the bone, and kubah, rice patties stuffed with minced beef. Yum!
Bangkokville offers fresh Thai utilizing its own garden in the back of the restaurant with unique herbs from Thailand. The Thai, Laos, Vietnamese, and Cambodian culinary rules are adhered to when dining at this joint as it incorporates sweet, sour, salty, and spicy tastes. Make sure you check out the Kao Pad Kaprao or Kao Mun Kai.
Dessert anyone? La Espiga Bakery, a Mexican bakery, has some of the best Tres Leches. This beautiful sweet dish is a cake made from condensed and evaporated milk as well as heavy cream. Also, don't pass by the Conchas, a famous Mexican pastry.
Another fantastic Mexican bakery is Panaderia La Conchita. This place offers a festive experience of sight and smell. The display of desserts inside is as colorful as the piñatas hanging from the ceiling. The menu is comprised of tri-color cookies, cheese-filled pastries, orejas, jam-filled brocas, fried churros, and more.
Head to Taj Indian Restaurants for Indian favorites such as Pani Puri, a popular appetizer consisting of bite size bread spheres which are filled with crispy puris served with potato, sauces, and spicy water.
Dosa Hut Indian Grill is all about serving classic dosas in fantastic style. Dosas are Indian crepes made with lentils and rice stuffed with your choice of vegetable or idli served with sambar. Try the Indian Railway Cutlet, a roasted spiced potato blended with young sweet beet, chili, and cilantro. SO good.
Plaza Mariachis is an indoor marketplace which reflects the outdoor street markets of Mexico and offers Latin artifacts as well as cuisine and shopping from old and new Mexico.
For exquisite shopping, browse Malak Jewelry where glamorous fabrics adorn the walls that are imported from Dubai. An in-house tailor is available for made-to-order gowns and tunics.
Cinderella's Boutique and Bridal Shop showcases stunning formal attire and is the place to go when shopping for Quinceañera dresses.