Best East Nashville Restaurants for Workday Lunch

Best East Nashville Restaurants Hawkers Center 615 Workday lunch

We at Center 615 are back at it for another installation of “our love for the East Nashville neighborhood.” Series part three includes local restaurants we love for lunch during the workday (part one lists caterers, and part two lists coffee shops). Hopefully these delicious restaurants lift you out of the midday slump—they certainly do the trick for us.

Next time you’re in a meeting, your belly grumbles, and you need a change of scenery from the four conference room walls, we urge you to pick one of the local East Nashville restaurants below. Two are a stone’s throw from our coworking campus, and the rest are walkable for eager pedestrians—especially those in the Five Points neighborhood.

Maybe we’re cheating by listing two places here that we listed for catering. Maybe we’re not. Taste for yourself.

East Nashville Workday Lunch Spots –

  • Greko
  • Hunter’s Station
  • Hawkers
  • Burger & Co.
  • BokBox (at Lakeside Lounge)
  • Shep’s Delicatessen

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Greek Like Woah: Greko

Why:

Everyone who tours our campus and spots Greko’s sign says, “Oh, I love Greko!” The signature scent of their fries and chicken skewers wafts through our break rooms during lunchtime. It’s clear this neighborhood loves the local Greek spot for a quick but flavorful meal. Why not check it out for yourself?

Read more about the local restaurant’s story here.

Where:

704 Main St., Nashville, TN 37206

What to order:

GReKo Street Fries, Athenian Chicken, Lamb Pita


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This Side of the Tracks: Hunter’s Station

Why:

A centrally located spot with dog-friendly patio spaces and food options for everybody on any type of diet—Hunter’s Station seeks to cater to everyone. Gone are the days of indecisive team lunch woes. The canine, the carnivore, and the vegan can happily sit side-by-side while noshing on their chosen fare. Walkable from both Center 615 and from Five Points, we always recommend this spot for visitors.

Currently offering fare from these restaurants: The Grilled Cheeserie, Hugh Baby’s, Taco’s Aurora, Vui’s Kitchen, and The Picnic Tap.

Where:

975 Main Street, Nashville, TN 37206

What to order:

Grilled Cheeserie: Spinach & Artichoke Melt + Milkshake of the Moment; Tacos Aurora: Nopal Corn Salad Taco; Hugh Baby’s: Shroom & Swiss Burger; Vui’s Kitchen: Vui’s Original Banh Mi


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Fusion of the Future: Hawkers Asian Street Food

Why:

While the national chain restaurant replaced the beloved Family Wash, the fusion spot booms with activity every day. Decorated with neon signs that would give Broadway a run for their money, the atmosphere of Hawkers Asian Street Food matches the boldness of their dishes and drinks. Hawkers fusion flavors have the zing you need to boost you through the rest of your work day.

If Center 615 members aren’t carrying Greko take-out through the hallways, then they’re carrying bold Hawkers bags. It helps that the restaurant is right across the street.

Where

626A Main Street, Nashville, TN 37206 (one of multiple locations in the Eastern US)

What to order:

Roti Canai, Pad Thai, Twice Fried Chicken


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The Company You Should Keep: Burger & Company

Why:

Best of Nashville voters have spoken: Burger & Co. has the best unique burger toppings (two years in a row!). Not only do they have unique toppings, but Burger & Company serves their beef patties between brioche buns for a satisfying and savory bite.

Another plus is the walkability of the Five Points neighborhood that hosts Burger & Co.

And if you keep your receipt and show it to us at Center 615, we will give you a free Day Pass to our coworking space.

Where

1106 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206 (one of multiple locations in the Eastern US)

What to order:

BC Burger, Smoked Gouda Burger, Nashville Hot Tots, Chick Jagger


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Schrödinger’s Choice: BokBox

Why:

Locals know. Just walk up to the unassuming order window and prepare yourself for a chicken lunch you’ll want again tomorrow. The take-out only spot is the creation of two locally acclaimed chefs who wanted a healthy and fast-casual option in Nashville.

Since it operates out of Lakeside Lounge, it’s almost literally a hidden gem.

Where:

921 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206

What to order:

#2 Combo, Chicken Ceasar Salad, BokWich


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On a Hill in Butcha’ Challah: Shep’s Delicatessen

Why:

Literally right across from Hunter’s Station—you can see the food hall from Shep’s solarium-esque dining area. Shep’s Delicatessen serves Nashville’s the-closest-you’ll-get-to-a-NY-bagel-outside-NYC alongside your favorite Jewish comfort foods.

Where:

1000 Main Street, Nashville, TN 37206

What to order:

Lox bagel, potato latkes, Rueben (breakfast or open faced), New York egg cream


Wish you had a workspace centrally located to all these amazing restaurants? You can! Schedule your tour today to discover all of Center 615’s perks.

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