Gabby D - June 2022
My Local Favorites
Who doesn’t love the Scenic City? Maybe I’m biased, but I think Chattanooga, TN is one of the most unique and special cities in the U.S. Whether you’re visiting from out of town or you’re a local looking for some new places to try, I’ve got ya' covered with a list of some of the best places to eat, shop, and enjoy in Chattanooga! From authentic eats to yummy treats & exciting activities, you’ll love what ‘Nooga has to offer. Because let’s be honest…this city is so much more than just “scenic.”
If there’s one thing Chattanooga has, it’s a wide range of delicious coffee shops. As someone who enjoys not only a warm cup of coffee in the A.M. but an iced latte pick-me-up in the afternoon, I’ve tried many (maybe too many) coffee shops in Chatt. Here are some favorites!
For Breakfast & Brunch
Brunch - the most important meal of the day! Chattanooga is also known for its brunch scene, featuring breakfast items to make any foodie swoon. Waffles, biscuits, pancakes, and more - it’s time to load up on the carbs and check out the best brunch spots.
the best pastries on earth + Italy vibes
Try the Chocolate Cruffin or Blackberry Lavender Lemon Scone!
biscuits made fresh daily + friendly staff
Try the Sweet Potato Fries with your biscuit (trust me)!
From sandwiches to pizza to tacos and more, Chattanooga has a wide variety of lunch spots that are pleasing to both the eye and the stomach. If you want a quick, filling lunch to fuel your adventures until dinner, these are a few of my favs.
heavenly tacos + fun cocktails
Try their Street Corn in a Cup...it's one of my favorite foods!
variety of pizza styles + outdoor seating
Try their Margherita Pizza, or build your own!
The dinner & nightlife scene in Chattanooga is so unique! From low-key eats to state-of-the-art cuisine, these restaurants offer a variety of different meals & atmospheres…not to mention, you won’t find a bad item on the menu!
Happy Hours are abundant in Chatt, and you can almost always find a good deal on delicious drinks. I don’t drink, but some gals on the team here at Sophie’s gave me some of their favorites to pass along! Known for their craft beers and yummy cocktails, these spots are sure to be a hit.
unique atmosphere + lots of craft beer options
Try the Mojito Incognito or one of their specials!
For Snacks + Sweets
Ah, yes, what you’ve all been on the edge of your seat for - let’s get to the snacks & sweets. First, let me clarify something ... Chattanooga doesn’t have a bad snack spot! That being said, these are just the best of the best when it comes to taste & vibes. We've got donuts, chocolates, to-go meals, and so many other yummy treats!
While the food we have in Chatt will make you want to eat & enjoy 24/7, you’ll need some breaks between meals…good thing I’ve got activity suggestions! Whether you're looking for indoor or outdoor fun with your family or your girlfriends, these spots are guaranteed to be a hit.
active + perfect for a hot afternoon
Grab your suit and rent a paddleboard from L2 Outside!
walkable + perfect for a warm night
Take a walk, rent a bike, or bring an outdoor game to play in the park!
stylish home decor + local art & gifts
Come see us at Sophie's! We would love to meet you!
fresh flowers/produce + goods from local artisans
Check their calendar to see the theme of the week (only open on Sundays)!
indoor fun + perfect for kiddos
The upstairs butterfly exhibit is my personal favorite!
There you have it…a pretty extensive list of what to eat & do in Chattanooga! For even more places to visit, check out this link that our Sophie's team also put together!
If you've got any suggestions or add-ons, leave a comment for future Chattanooga explorers…and me (I’m always looking to try something new)! Enjoy your time in the Scenic City, friends!