When the restaurant shutdown began in Nashville, brunch was one of the hardest meals to track down for takeout and delivery. Several brunch standbys shut down or switched to dinner-only hours. With restaurants now back in Phase Two of opening back up, now the popular meal is a little easier to find.
For those who aren’t ready to dine out inside a restaurant or on a patio just yet, many breakfast and brunch favorites are packing bacon and eggs into people’s trunks through curbside pickup, others are selling mimosa kits for home consumption, and even places known for long lines are making their pancakes and biscuits more easily accessible in the current climate.
Here, find an assortment of breakfast and brunch options for takeout and delivery, from smoothies and juices to stacked-high biscuit sandwiches, and of course, Nashville hot chicken-topped waffles. For a larger selection of takeout and delivery options, explore our larger guide, or for coffee, go here for a list of some great takeout options around town.
Bagels, Breakfast Sandwiches, Bacon, Eggs, and Biscuits
Tucked in the Salemtown neighborhood, Big Al’s Deli opens at 6 a.m. during the week, serving up classic breakfast items such as pancakes, French toast, and biscuit sandwiches to hungry commuters and next door neighbors alike. Hours vary so check Big Al’s Facebook.
Order online for curbside pick-up or delivery via Doordash or Uber Eats from John Currence’s Nashville outpost of Big Bad Breakfast. Choose from cathead biscuits, fluffy omelets, house-cured bacon, and stacked-high morning sandwiches. Then add on to-go mimosas, bloody marys, and because — remember, there are no rules anymore — breakfast margaritas.
Order online for curbside pick-up or delivery of the crowd favorite restaurant’s biscuits and bonuts. There’s also a Biscuit Love Pantry selling Southern staple ingredients like flour, butter, and buttermilk to their house-made sausage gravy, jams, and fresh squeezed orange juice. Available for curbside pick-up and delivery in Franklin, The Gulch, and Hillsboro Village, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mimosas and bloody marys are also available.
Breakfast platters, omelettes — and of course, the famous biscuits — are all available for pick-up/drive-thru, at the Loveless Biscuit Kitchen drive-thru located at the Natchez Trace Market, next door to the Cafe. The Biscuit Kitchen is open Wednesday through Monday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. For questions, call (615) 810-9723 or order online.
The popular pizza purveyor continues to pivot — now serving scratch bagels daily. Made with Nicky’s sourdough starter and baked fresh in coal fired oven Enrico, order online and take home or enjoy on the patio. Bagels are available as a single as slathered with schmear or by the bag with take-home cream cheese containers for delayed consumption.
The deli offers its expansive menu of NY deli necessities, griddle cakes, egg dishes, and more for takeout. Call 615-329-6674 to order for curbside pick-up.
The Hillsboro Village breakfast essential is known for its lines — but now one silver lining is those popular pancake stacks (plus other new breakfast and brunch menu items) are now available via online ordering for takeout or delivery,
Biscuits sandwiched with everything from fried green tomato and pimento cheese to bacon with macaroni and cheese on the menu here. They also serve Counter Culture coffee. Order online for pick-up downtown or pick an app for delivery.
Breakfast burritos, bagel sandwiches, and quiche are on the breakfast menu at the Berry Hill spot. Pick-up window and counter service are available, in addition to Postmates delivery. Text orders for pick-up 615-212-2770.
Union Teller Delicatessen has teamed up with Ellington’s at the Fairlane to offer curbside pickup and delivery from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. To place a pick-up order, call 615-988-5333 or for delivery order via UberEats, Doordash, or Grubhub.
Some of the city’s best doughnuts don’t have a brick-and-mortar home, but luckily they can be found in multiple locations around town for easy access (if you get there before they sell out). Sadly, peach fritters have departed with the Peach Truck’s peach season, but follow along with them on Instagram to find out weekly flavors and locations like Barista Parlor, Crema, Tempo, the Loading Dock, and more.
Drive thru open Thursday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. And there are to-go mimosas. Order and pay before you go — just DM those orders on Instagram.
Download the East Park app for pick-up or order on DoorDash for delivery from the new-ish doughnut and coffee shop, specializing in brioche and cake donuts, while also conveniently serving good espresso and coffee. Several unique flavors await — like margarita brioche or an everything doughnut with cream cheese icing and everything bagel seasoning.
Is it a massive chain? Yes. Is it also probably illegal to pass the “hot now” sign and not stop? Also yes. Plus, there’s a drive thru and delivery via Uber Eats.
Order via Uber Eats for delivery of apple fritters, cake, or yeast doughnuts.
Smoothies and Juices
Registered Dietitian and plant-based, whole foods advocate, and former collegiate athlete Robbie Nowinski developed E+Rose out of his passion for improving health and wellness. Order acai bowls, cold-pressed juices, shots, and high protein smoothies from any of their three currently open locations, available for delivery on Uber Eats.
The Berry Hill, Germantown, Belle Meade, Brentwood, and Mt. Juliet locations are available for online ordering for curbside pick-up and delivery. Juice cleanses, shots, smoothies, and pre-made blender cups are all online.
Downloading the Smoothie King app makes ordering and paying easy from your phone. Online ordering is also available. Current open locations in Nashville city limits: 12 South (with drive thru), West End, Rosa Parks Blvd., Gallatin Pike, and more listed here.
The local juice chain offers its wide menu of smoothies, juices, shots, toasts and more for delivery on Uber Eats. They also offer full juice cleanses, bottled shots, and bone broths for delivery or pick-up at any location.
In addition to now making hand sanitizer, the distillery’s new tavern in Berry Hill is offering a short takeout-style menu featuring chicken and waffles, a breakfast sandwich, and waffles with boozy blackberry moonshine syrup. Order online or call 615-651-8718 to order. Get single or full sized bottle of liquor to-go, or grab cocktails from fruit coolers and mules to an old fashioned.
With plenty of socially distanced patio seating, Butcher & Bee offers a small menu for Saturday and Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. People say the brunch burger, farmhouse hash, avocado crispy rice and other brunch items also all hold up well for takeout and delivery, too. Make patio reservations on Resy.
With new executive chef Matthew Bell at the helm, the 21C’s downstairs restaurant is open for patio dining and takeout brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Current menu options include waffle fry poutine, a “not hot chicken” biscuit, and buttermilk pancakes alongside palomas, mimosas, and more.
Terry Raley’s downtown restaurant is back open for dinner and weekend brunch. Order online for takeout or visit in person for patio dining. Baskets of biscuits, cinnamon rolls, and a waffle madame are on the menu alongside plenty of oysters, traditional American breakfast platters, and mimosas.
Nashville was devastated by the closure of Marche after weathering both tornado and pandemic, but luckily its popular brunch dishes and the staff live on at sister restaurant Margot as it transitions to all-day cafe. Dine inside or on the patio, walk up, or order online for takeout. Breakfast can be ordered until 10:30am Tuesday through Friday for pickup between 8:00am and 11:00am. Sunday brunch is served from 10 to 2.
Accepting to-go orders starting at noon, the Germantown bar is back with brunch ‘til 4 p.m. including challah French toast sticks, avocado toast, and chorizo breakfast burritos. Order online for takeout. The restaurant is also available for dine in service.
On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the fiery fowl spot served an abbreviated version of its brunch menu for takeout. Think fried cheese grit cakes, hot chicken with stuffed French toast, and hash brown casserole. You can even still get the famous “deconstructed brunch for two” — massive 55 ounce bloody mary adorned with a fried whole Cornish game hen (Nashville hot of course), two Scotch eggs, and more.
Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 4, brunch options include bruleed grapefruit, sticky buns with pecan caramel, huevos rancheros, and smashed avocado toast. Order online for takeout or choose to sit outside.
Now only available on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., chef Jason Zygmont’s new home at Van Dyke in Five Points offers a bang-up brunch. The menu includes chef’s bagels slathered with Calabrian chili cream cheese, warm banana bread, a smash burger, and the daytime appearance of Eater Nashville’s 2019 Dish of the Year — Zygmont’s beloved ricotta agnolotti.
With the former brunch extravaganza out of commission due to pandemic policies, the restaurant still offers a bountiful amended version of its bottomless brunch. Available on Saturday from 10 to 2 and Sunday from 10 to 3. The bottomless option is $28 for adults and $12.99 for kids 12 and under.