The Southernaire Market
Markets or grocery stores of any kind are scarce in downtown Nashville, which made the Southernaire a breath of fresh air when it debuted around the corner from it sister restaurant, the Southern Steak & Oyster, in 2015. A cross between a New Orleans-style market and New York bodega, the specialty shop is chock full of food of all kinds—and it's also part deli, part butcher counter for those looking to grab a bite to go, whether fresh-rolled sushi, a made-to-order panini, or French-pressed coffee. Sundries, the majority from local brands, range from cosmetics like Beardition's beard shampoo to gift baskets comprising beloved Nashville favorites, such as Goo Goo Clusters, Sunday Morning Pancake mix, and Olive & Sinclair's Bourbon Brittle. Beer lovers should also check out the variety of craft brews available by the bottle.