Eateries and Bakeries

Our Deli Department offers a wide array of meals and snacks made with fresh, local, organic ingredients. Choose from lunch and dinner at the hot bar, a fresh and healthy salad from the salad bar, or salads, sandwiches, and dips, our prepared foods feature local ingredients throughout the year.

Below is our list of other local, independent eating establishments we know support the local food economy in our area so let’s support them!

The Bistro at the Bijou , restaurant, 807 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902, (865) 544-0537, Monday: 11 am to 10 pm | Tuesday – Thursday: 11 am to 11 pm | Friday: 11 am to 12 am | Saturday: 10 am to 12 am | Sunday: 10 am to 9 pm

The Bistro has been serving Downtown Knoxville since 1982. The seasonally changing menu includes produce from owner Martha Bogg’s home garden.

Good Golly Tamale, restaurant, 112 S. Central Street , Knoxville, TN 37902, Tuesday – Thursday: 11 am to 4 pm and Friday – Saturday: 11 am to 10pm

This popular food cart has expanded into its own spot in the heart of the Old City. Good Golly Tamale serves a daily rotation of delicious tamales made in house with local and organic products, along with lunch plates offering all vegan, gluten-free side dishes.

K Brew, coffee shop, 1138 N. Broadway, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917, (865) 216-3357, and 7822 Kingston Pike St., Knoxville, Tennessee 37919, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday &  Saturday: 7 am to 8 pm | Thursday: 7 am to 6pm | Sunday: 8 am to 8 pm

A friendly, local coffee shop right around the corner, K Brew features local products, such as Cruze milk, along with organic dairy and baking ingredients. Their coffee beans come from organic and fair trade- or better- sources and all used coffee grounds are donated to a local garden. Stop by to check out their coffee mugs created by local artists, enjoy their wi-fi and get a taste of the neighborhood!

Magpies Bakery, bakery, 846 North Central Street Knoxville, TN 37917, (865) 673-0471, Monday: 10 am to 4 pm | Tuesday – Friday: 10 am to 5:30 pm | Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm

Our neighbors in Downtown North, Magpies Bakery has a devoted following for their mini cupcakes, celebration cakes, and crumb bums (packages of cake slices). Visit their beautiful store to see why so many Knoxvillians love Magpies Bakery!

Old City Java, coffee shop, 109 S Central Street, Knoxville TN, 37901, (865) 523-9817, Monday – Friday: 7 am to 10 pm | Saturday – Sunday: 8 am to 10 pm

Old City Java is the quintessential coffee shop and then some. They make their own syrups, source locally and ethically-produced products, and sell locally and house-made baked goods. Enjoy a well crafted drink, use their wi-fi, and take in an eclectic variety of local art shows that rotate monthly.

The Plaid Apron Café, restaurant, 1210 Kenesaw Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919, (865) 247-4640, Monday – Friday: 7 am to 3 pm | Saturday: 8 am to 3 pm

The Plaid Apron serves seasonally changing brunch and lunch using locally sourced ingredients as well as coffee drinks and locally roasted coffee.

The Public House, bar, 212 W Magnolia Ave. Knoxville, TN 37917, (865) 247-4344, Monday – Saturday: 4 pm to close

The Public House makes their own syrups and infuse their own liquors. Their small menu features locally sourced meats, cheeses, house-made salads and spreads, and gourmet popcorns.

Stock and Barrel, restaurant, 35 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902, (865) 766-2075, Monday – Sunday: 11 am to Close

Stock and Barrel offers an urban twist to the traditional burger. This Market Square restaurant uses locally sourced meat and bread for their burgers and local ice cream for their shakes, along with a variety of organic produce.

The Tomato Head, restaurant, 12 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902, (865) 637-4067, and, 7240 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, (865) 584-1075, Monday – Thursday: 11 am to 9:30 pm | Friday 11 am to 10:30 pm | Saturday 10 am to 10:30 pm, brunch 10 am to 3 pm | Sunday 10 am to 9 pm, brunch 10 am to 3 pm and Monday – Thursday: 11 am to 9 pm | Friday 11 am to 10 pm | Saturday 10 am to 10 pm | brunch 10 am to 3 pm | Sunday 10 am to 9 pm | brunch 10 am to 3 pm

The Tomato Head makes their delicious breads, pizzas, calzones, soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts in house. They use many local vendors and often feature unusual seasonal ingredients in their daily specials. Their menu is vegetarian and vegan friendly.

Wild Love Bakehouse, coffeeshop, 1625 N. Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917, (865) 200-8078, Monday – Friday: 7 am to 7 pm | Saturday – Sunday: 8 am to 7 pm

Just down the road from Three Rivers Market, Wild Love Bakehouse is a coffeeshop and bakery located in the heart of Happy Holler.

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