While dropping my little sister off at school in Nashville, I wanted to reconnect with one of my oldest friends. Shannon and I met in kindergarden and have remained friends ever since. She suggested we go to this fun coffee shop and restaurant right down the street from Vanderbilt University called Fido. It was pretty adorable and had great food : )
When you look at the menu as a vegetarian one thing sticks out immediately: all the veggie dishes are marked with a little green dog paw and there are a lot of them! I would say more than half the menu is vegetarian! What a treat!
We ordered a few of the "nibbles" to share. When you order at the counter instead of a number to stick on your table, they give you one of these super cute dog cards with info about him or her.
Very good. Though not technically fries. These tasted like they were roasted in the oven, but none the less, very yummy. I didn't really care for the horseradish sauce that it comes with, perhaps because I just don't care for horseradish in general, but the "amazing sauce" was just that, amazing!
Here are the grilled corncakes with salsa and poblano sauce:
When I asked the guy taking our order in front what his favorite "nibble" was, he immediately said the hummus plate. I always love a good hummus plate so we added it to the order. Now maybe it's because I'm from Los Angeles and have hummus all the time or because I make my own, but I found this hummus fairly average… Mind you, I have not done a taste test of other hummus' around here, so maybe this is the best in Nashville. The crisp veggies and warm pita worked as nice dippers.
I give Fido's an overall high rating. Cute place, good food, great location. I can't wait to come back to visit to try out other menu items that sounded fabulous such as the entire breakfast menu, the homemade veggie burger and the eggplant tower. Check out their entire menu here.
1812 21st Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37212