Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant


Before I left Nashville, I brunched at Southern style restaurant, Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant. What started out over 50 year years ago as a country store, Puckett’s has expanded to a full service restaurant with a handful of locations. 


Inside, you get a real down-home Southern vibe with friendly service. They also offer a stage where you can catch some live music with a side of Southern food. 


Ok, so, I know it’s isn’t quintessential Southern food, but it sounded really delightful to me, so, I went for it. I ordered their most popular salad, Strawberry Field Salad with Grilled Salmon (mixed greens topped with strawberries, feta, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette). I really liked this salad, it was light, fresh, and any salad with a killer fruit/nut/cheese combo is a real bonus. 

The Shorts:
Name: Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant
Location: 500 Church Street, Nashville
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, and next time I’ll try to make it in before 11am because their breakfast looked great.
Would I recommend it? Yes, get some Southern charm and check back at their menu for new and daily meat and veggie specials.


Gotham West Market


This is not your ordinary food court. In fact, I’m sure they’d be pissed I even used that phrase. Located in Hell’s Kitchen, this market houses 8 of some of New York City’s best food joints, all in one spot. Whether you’re on a lunch break, need a coffee pick-me-up, or getting some grocery items, you can do it all right here. Each restaurant has it’s own counter seating, but, you can also settle up at some of the communal benched tables in a couple areas of the market.


Blue Bottle Coffee


The Brooklyn Kitchen has a specialty grocery and also offers a cooking school where you can take classes right there.


The Cannibal has a menu of market-driven charcuterie, small plates, beer and cocktails.


El Colmado is a classic Spanish tapas bar.


Genuine Roadside serves classic American roadside stand fare, wine, beer and a signature draft cocktail.


And, they have a really cool, retro condiment counter.


Court Street Grocers Sandwich Shop serves handcrafted sandwiches.


Little Chef serves a farm-to-table menu of sandwiches from Saltie in Brooklyn, soups, salads, and more.


Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop serves classic ramen, mazemen, rice bowls and more.


And, just in case you need any little goodies to-go, there’s a stand hosting some packaged goods and kitchenware.


The Shorts:
Name: Gotham West Market 
Location: 600 11th Avenue, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Definitely. There are so many great places to try under one roof.
Would I recommend it? Yes. And, since a few of these places are serving small plates, you can almost go on a mini food tour!