Food Experiences

Experience Nashville's growing food scene through dinner theatre, cooking classes, food and drink tours, and more.

Check out the many tours, classes, and dinner theatres available which allow you to have a unique food experience, and learn more about Nashville's growing culinary landscape.

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Cooking Classes:

Dabble Studio

Relax with your favorite beverage and create a painting or prepare a delicious meal with step-by-step guidance from artists or chef instructors. Or, cook and paint at one of the combo classes! The private, customizable 3-hour classes can be held in a vibrant, convenient downtown studio, or at your home, workplace, or favorite venue for 10 to 40 guests.

Dabble in the Studio

The Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar Classes

The Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar offers a variety of hands-on classes where guests can experience chocolate making and dessert sampling. After you learn the history of Goo Goo Cluster, make your own Goo Goo, and learn a secret recipe – you’ll be a verifiable chocolate master.

Make a Goo Goo

Nashville Farmers' Market

If you’re interested in learning how to cook in season or want to learn tips and tricks from local chefs, dietitians, and cooks – check out the cooking demos at the Nashville Farmers' Markets. The Farmers' Market hosts a Night Market each month on the third Friday. The Farm Side is open with local produce, meats, cheeses, and more. Cooking demos, live music, wine & beer, and more make for a great night out at the Nashville Farmers' Market. Offerings/dates may vary.

Explore Nashville's Farmer's Market

Dinner Theatres:
General Jackson Showboat Event Room

General Jackson Showboat

The General Jackson Showboat offers a variety of shows that will take you on a fun-packed, powerful journey “rollin’ down the river,” featuring music born in Tennessee. Catch everything from bluegrass to soul, a little gospel, and, of course, country music. There's even a special tribute to the men and women who proudly serve our country. Enjoy a great show, a rich Southern meal, and a cruise on the Cumberland River that you can't get anywhere else.

Attend a Show on the Showboat

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner. The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a prime suspect!

Become a Detective

The Music of Nashville

The Music of Nashville weaves the audience through 60 years of Nashville's most memorable songs and the stories behind them. This exciting show includes the biggest songs born in Nashville, sung by an incredible cast of talented Nashville artists from Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, George Jones, and Dolly to Elvis, Wynonna, George Strait, and Faith Hill.

Go to the Music of Nashville

Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater

Nashville Nightlife presents "The Best of Country" Dinner & Show. Voted Music Valley's #1 Dinner Show, the show features songs made famous by legendary artists and today's superstars. Doors open at 5:30pm for dinner; showtime is 6:30pm. There's entertainment for the entire family and a meet & greet after every show. Groups are welcome.

Check out Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater

Ray Stevens Cabaray Showroom

Ray Stevens will be performing Thursday-Saturday evenings at 7:30pm with dinner seating at 6pm. Come check out the rockin’ piano bar from 5pm until show time and post-show until closing. This state-of-the-art performance center is complete with premium dining and beverage service, gift shop, piano bar, recording studio, television production facilities, and office complex.

See Ray's Show

Food Events:

Music City offers plenty of ways to try its ever-growing food scene. Head to one of its many food events held every single month out of the year. Each event has its own theme, and all celebrate the culinary arts.

Explore Food Events

Food Tours:

The Local Tastes of Nashville

The Local Tastes of Nashville invites everyone to enjoy a variety of food in Nashville's Germantown neighborhood. The tour includes five different restaurants and four unique sights, including First Horizon Park, where the Nashville Sounds play. The second tour is in the Gulch district, a trendy upscale area popular with urbanites. This tour starts at the historic Union Station Hotel, once the train station, and goes down into the Gulch district with shops, restaurants, urban housing, and nightlife.

Try Local Tastes of Nashville

Mint Julep Experiences

By engaging in immersive experiences, Mint Julep is changing the way you explore, taste, and see Tennessee. They have crafted public Nashville tours to legendary whiskey distilleries, craft breweries, Nashville's best barbecue, and popular street murals that are fun, safe, and educational. Their passion is to share what makes Nashville special for their guests and build memories that last a lifetime.

Explore with Mint Julep Experiences

Nashville Food Adventures

Get a taste of Nashville by discovering unique eateries, sampling local food and drinks, and exploring neighborhoods, landmarks, and history. Three-hour tours visit 4-6 eateries and a variety of Nashville neighborhoods. Public or Private tours offer generous samplings and a fun environment aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned shuttle. Tours include BBQ Pit Stops, Eat Around Nashville, Photo Safari, Nashville Treats, and more! Winery, brewery, and custom group tours are available.

Discover Nashville Food Adventures

A Taste of Nashville

Gray Line of Tennessee is proud to present their "Taste of Nashville: A Culinary Walking Tour", which highlights the unique flavors and restaurants in the heart of downtown Nashville, stopping at 5 local restaurants and eateries along the way. From pralines to barbecue, participants get to experience the most popular local fare and even visit some hidden gems off the beaten path.

Taste Nashville

Underground Donut Tour

The Underground Donut Tour tour begins in the Sobro neighborhood at Parlor Doughnuts, followed by a leisurely walk through downtown, stopping along the way to talk about the major entertainment district along Broadway. Continue your way to two amazing donut shops in the Arts District and end the tour at Donut Distillery in the Assembly Food Hall.

Take a Donut Tasting Tour

The Ville Tours Pub Crawl

The Ville Tours is the hottest guided tour and special event company that features 4-5 of Nashville's establishments with drinks, food/sweets samples, and moonshine included! The Grub, Pub & Shine Tour is  2 hours long but can be customized to your party.

Explore the Vill Tours Pub Crawl

Walk Eat Nashville

Walk Eat Nashville walking food tours offer a taste of the people, places, and dishes that make Nashville a culinary destination. Walk Eat Nashville tours feature many of the city's top-rated restaurants and a behind-the-scenes look at Nashville's dynamic food culture. The ticket price includes all tastings, personal interactions with chefs and food industry experts, and an engaging, insightful guide.

Walk and Eat in Nashville


Taste buds vary depending on your mood. Luckily, Nashville has plenty of options for everyone. A great way to spend a day in Nashville is exploring all the impressive breweries, distilleries, or wineries that call Music City home.

Tour Breweries, Distilleries, & Wineries