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Top 5 Locally Owned Markets Near East Nashville

Locally Owned Markets Within 15 Minutes of The 5 Points

Guys, It’s great that Nashville is growing to the point where huge chains like Publix want to be a part of it. However, they also bring with them some of the highest prices for groceries of any chain and not everyone can afford it.

In East Nashville there is a long tradition of support for locally owned grocers. We have compiled a list of the top 5 locally owned markets near East Nashville to help you navigate your food decisions. By choosing one of these options you are not only getting a good price but you are also supporting your local community by keeping your dollars local. And who knows, you may even find a new favorite food hidden amongst the varied fare below.

1. Garden Fresh Food Market

Locally owned and operated, Garden Fresh Food Market has fresh produce, meats, dairy and dry goods. They boast departments in produce, meat, seafood, dairy, deli, pantry, frozen food, home & floral, household, and bakery. It feels like Publix but it’s even better since you know your dollars are going to a local purveyor. You can even shop online.

This market is the most robust on the list and has big box store capability but with a price tag that anyone can afford. And it's only 5.9 miles or 15 minutes from The 5 Points.

Digital: https://www.gardenfreshfoodmarket.com/

Phone: (615) 541-6173

Hours: 7:30 am to 9 pm

Address: 800 Madison Square Madison, TN 37115

2. Uptown Fruit Market

Don’t let the name fool you. This Dickerson Pike gem has everything you would need on a daily basis. Meats, Veggies, Dairy, and even junk food like potato chips and gummy bears. They have a solid selection of beer for that Saturday hang with the friends and while you are there you can even pick up charcoal for the grill and laundry detergent for Sunday chores.

All in all, this is a very well-rounded and inexpensive neighborhood market. And as you can see here it's just 2.7 miles or 8 minutes from The 5 Points.

Digital: Facebook

Phone: (615) 891-3639

Hours: 7am to 10 Pm

Address: 1431 Dickerson Pike

3. Madison Inglewood Market

Boasting a 4.5-star review out of 115 reviews on Google this market at the edge of East Nashville has an in-house butcher, bulk spices, dried goods, and fresh produce. While it may not have the selection of the larger box stores it does what it does well and at a much lower cost. You can pick up an avocado and a gallon of milk while you wait for a quick meal from their grill.

This is a great small market that offers inexpensive quality fare. It's only 4 miles from the 5 points and just a 9-minute drive.

Digital: Facebook

Phone: (615) 227-5750

Hours: 8 am to 8 pm

Address:4702 Gallatin Pike

4. Nashville Farmers Market

The Nashville Farmers' Market, founded in the early 1800s, is located in the urban core of downtown Nashville adjacent to the Tennessee State Museum and Bicentennial Mall State Park. The year-round Market provides retail space to farmers, artisans, nonprofits, and small businesses. The facility includes two covered open-air sheds, a container farm, a greenhouse micro-greens farm, a 24,000 square-foot garden center, a culinary incubation center, and an international food hall that includes some two-dozen restaurants and shops. The Market offers monthly chef-led cooking demonstrations, community workshops, and free on-site two-hour parking for Market patrons.

Due to the purchases being directly with the farmers themselves the prices are very affordable. You can even order online here and have curbside pick up.

It’s just an 8 minute or 2.6-mile ride from The 5 Points.



Hours: 8 am to 8 pm - Hours vary for individual businesses.

Address:900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.

5. The Turnip Truck

Founded by John Dyke in 2001, the Turnip Truck is Nashville’s only full service, locally owned natural foods, grocer. As the name implies, the store has farming roots, which run through every facet of operations.

Their shelves are stocked with the highest quality natural, local and organic foods available. In addition, they are devoted to fostering the success of area farmers and producers, nurturing the future of our food supply.

While the price tag is a tad bit higher than our other choices, you can feel good about the fact that your dollars are supporting a local food chain that goes deep into the local farming community.

It’s just a 3 min drive or 0.7 miles from the 5 points. Plus they have a delivery option!


Phone: (615) 650-3600

Hours: 7 am to 9 pm

Address: 701 Woodland Street

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