In a word, the food and drink scene in Chattanooga is dynamic. Offering everything from fine-dining establishments with award-winning chefs, to local joints started by passionate foodie entrepreneurs. For outdoor lovers especially—a.k.a beer, burger, and burrito lovers—there's a wealth of possibilities.
For fueling up before a day outside, it doesn't get much better than The Farmer's Daughter—a farm-to-table cafe in North Chattanooga that serves a simple, yet elegant breakfast and lunch menu, as well as delicious craft coffee from their in-house partners, Copacetic Coffee. During the warmer months, patrons sit outside in the expansive outdoor patio and listen to soft fiddle and banjo music as they chow down on Southern-infused favorites like Grits and Greens, Sausage and Egg Biscuits, and Cornmeal Pancackes.
After a day in the woods, there are quite a few excellent options for refueling. Located at the base of both Lookout and Signal Mountains, Mojo Burrito is Chattanooga's go-to burrito joint, offering large wraps piled high with refreshing fillings, as well as an extensive menu of tacos, burrito bowls, and nachos. Huge burgers and tons of craft beer can be found at the Tremont Tavern, a homey neighborhood pub that always serves up a good time. Lupi's has been serving up some of the best pizza in town for roughly a decade. And Chattanooga's classy bar, the Flying Squirrel, offers an innovative menu with delicious tacos, a sampling of meats and cheeses, and one particularly hearty dish of fried rice with sauteed vegetables, pork belly, and a fried egg on top—not to mention, an incredible drink selection featuring all sorts of beer, wine, and spirits.
This is just a small sampling of food options in the Scenic City. Really, there's so much more, and your tastes buds will appreciate the exploration.