10 Best Markets in Tennessee

When it comes to stocking your pantry and fridge, traditional grocery stores aren’t your only option. Tennessee has tons of small hometown markets that give you the best of the basics and higher-end items that most chain stores don’t carry. Whether it’s meats, seafood, desserts, or beer and wine you’re looking for, these markets have it. Here are our favorites in the state. 

City Market, Memphis, TN

This gem in downtown Memphis is equal parts fresh market and fresh eatery. You can grab a fast, healthy meal at the on-site deli, or stock up on farm-fresh produce or specialty grocery items. Their variety is one of the best in the state, and just exploring this place is an enjoyable adventure. 

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European Market, Ooltewah, TN

Focused on flavors from all across Europe, this fun market has one of the most diverse collections of European fare. You’ll find everything from chocolates to wine to meats and more, giving you plenty of inspiration for your weekly menu. There’s always something new and delicious to discover.

The Produce Place, Nashville, TN

Entirely dedicated to farm fresh eats, this place offers all the best products from local farmers and vendors. Having served the Nashville area for over 30 years and counting, they’re known for high-quality produce, local honey, meats, and seafood, among many other items. You might even be able to fulfill your entire week’s menu in a single stop.

Gardner’s Market, Cleveland, TN

This iconic market in Cleveland is like a step back in time, where hometown grocers were the only place to feed your family. Inside you’ll find a menu filled with breakfast and lunch favorites with walls lined with snacks, pantry staples, and other edibles. They’re also one of the best places in town to grab a coffee or fresh baked goods. 

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Cordova Farmer’s Market, Cordova, TN

This sprawling farmer’s market is a prime shopping spot for locals. You can grab just about anything you need for a meal or snack, from milk and cheese to produce and meat. Truth be told, this place is as massive as a typical grocery store chain, but the backing of local farmers and vendors set it apart.

Tower Market and Deli, Nashville, TN

More than just a place to grab a tasty sandwich, this fresh market will easily become your go-to place for grocery shopping. They focus on locally sourced organic produce, deli cheese and meats, coffee, and other products that make them a clear choice for your weekly food prep. The service is quick and friendly, so you can spend less time shopping for the things you need.

Corner Market, Maryville, TN

This little roadside market gives the classic little general store vibe of decades past. Variety is their strong point, offering plenty of meats, cheese, craft beers, baked goods, and more. They also focus on bringing in healthy, nutritious products to their shelves to promote a better lifestyle for everyone who shops here. 

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Woodard’s Market and Deli, Lynchburg, TN

Great for on-the-spot meals or weekly stock-ups, you’ll feel like you stumbled upon a hidden gem here. Part deli and part grocery store, this family-owned spot is a favorite among locals and travelers alike. Prices and portions are fair, and service is always warm and friendly.

El Rodeo Mercado Latino, Madison, TN

This Mexican tienda features all the best brands straight from Mexico. They have everything you need to create an authentic Mexican meal in your own home—or grab a delicious ready-made meal to go! Fresh or frozen, they’ve got plenty of options to choose from when it comes to fulfilling your weekly shopping.

InterAsian Market, Nashville, TN

Specializing in all things Asian cuisine, this international market has all the hard to find items that most other grocery stores don’t carry. They offer a generous balance of imported and local products to help you mark every item off your shopping list. They also have an on-site deli serving up traditional Asian favorites like banh mi sandwiches and spring rolls. 

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