There is a hidden gem just 30 minutes north of the city in Gallatin. This place is called The Chocolate Covered Strawberry .
This is an adorable little restaurant that is in an old house on Nashville Pike just off 386 (Vietnam Veterans Blvd). The menu is made up of soups, salads, and sandwiches that are a dessert in themselves, not to mention the homemade dessert menu, and the chocolate covered strawberry that comes with every meal!
Their hours are from 11-3 Monday-Saturday. I would suggest getting there right around 11 or waiting til after 1:30 to beat the lunch rush. The meals are prepared quickly so if you are looking for a quick lunch, you are in the right spot. If you do get there during the lunch rush and you have to wait, be sure to check out the boutique upstairs.
*Pictured above is the Shaved Honey Ham on Cinnamon Bread with a Frozen Fresh Strawberry Salad Square.