It is our goal to bring people together for the love of good food in a fun & relaxed environment, while supporting our community and organizations.
1896 Eastland Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206
Food and Beverage
The Wild Cow
1896 Eastland Avenue, Nashville, TN
The Wild Cow
1896 Eastland Avenue, Nashville, TN
At The Wild Cow, we support a different charity every month. You can rest easy, knowing that every time you support The Wild Cow, you are supporting the environment AND a good cause.
A once a month dinner event, a gathering of minds, a community driven micro-grant program to build a healthier and more sustainable food system. Check Facebook For Upcoming Suppers
The Wild Cow’s purpose and dedication to serve delicious, cruelty-free, and healthy food is even reflected in our desserts! Try one today.
Every Monday enjoy a soy-free veggie burger on a sourdough bun with ranch, or BBQ, chips and salsa, and a high gravity beer for ONLY $10! We are located in East Nashville.
Nashville Vegetarian Cafe Sources Local
We opened the Wild Cow to provide delicious, cruelty-free, healthy food to the people of Middle Tennessee. At the Wild Cow, we use local vegetables whenever available! We will never support the inhumane and environmentally destructive factory farm system that dominates our agricultural economy, nor will we support corporations like Coke and Pepsi that thrive off of our addiction to sugar and artificial “food”. Nearly all of our food is purchased in it’s whole form, meaning we make almost all of our own sauces, dressings, soup stocks, etc. We can name every ingredient in the food we serve! It is our goal to bring people together for the love of good food in a fun & relaxed environment, while supporting our community and organizations that promote our philosophies.
We value our partnerships and believe that better relationships and sourcing local makes for better business and better quality for consumers. Here are some of our Nashville partners:
1) White Squirrel Farms
Thanks to this great local farm, we have a delivery on a weekly basis that includes seasonal veggies that we use in our dishes. Right now we are getting tomatoes, squash, lettuce, eggplant, okra, melons and pepper varieties. Some of our employees also get a local CSA share on a weekly basis.
2) Nashville Grown
Nashville Grown is a service that we use to source local produce from local farmers and providers. Making it easy to source from multiple farms at once, Nashville Grown is a restauranteur's best friend. We get a lot of our kale from Nashville Grown, as there is kale on almost every table if you walk into Wild Cow! We go through 10 cases of kale/week. Nashville Grown also provides rainbow chard, tomatoes and corn at this time in the season.
3) Local Pastries
Vegan Vee and Khan's Desserts are two amazing vegan pastry providers in town. Whatever you like, cupcakes, cake, raw cheesecake and others, come into Wild Cow and get a tasty treat!
4) Booch Kombucha
Booch Kombucha is delicious! Locally made, it provides amazing probiotics to the body so that it functions at its optimal level. Offering these benefits without a harsh vinegar taste often associated with kombucha, this is the perfect kombucha for new comers or connoisseurs that prefer a milder punch without compromising the flavor!
5) High Garden Tea
Owned and operated by Leah and Joel, High Garden Tea is not only local, it is also located in our East Nashville neighborhood! They provide high quality medicinal and herbal teas and have something for everyone. Come by for a cup of tea or have it iced with your lunch next time you are in.
6) Farm Soy
A new relationship for us, Farm Soy provides Wild Cow with locally made tofu! Quality and locality, check!
7) The Be Hive
We source our seitan from our local friends over at The Be Hive. You can find their products all over town now from Mitchell Deli to Turnip Truck. Cook with it at home or come to Wild Cow!
8) Living Raw Truffles
Have you tried these? If not, you must! The rich, creamy and RAW chocolate truffles are incredibly delectable and satisfying. Offering three truffles per pack makes them a great shared dessert for the table.
9) Yazoo Brewing Company
Come on over for beer and burger night on Mondays and grab a locally brewed beer from Yazoo. We support local, even when it comes to some of our alcohol choices.
10) Local Charities
One of our owners, Melanie, as well as the business overall, supports local charities and sponsors local teams and events. Some of these include Middle Tennessee Pet Rescue Center , Pet Community Center, Community Food Advocates and more!
Help us with our Charity of the Month program. We take 10% of our sales for the day and donate it to a different local, non-profit. We do this on the first Thursday of every month.
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Meet The Owner
Melanie Cochran, co-owner:
“I am so excited about The Wild Cow! I am a yoga instructor and I am studying to be an Ayurvedic practicioner, so I’m very interested in natural and holistic health and wellness of the mind and body. For the last few years, I’ve been lucky enough to have an awesome career as a producer/director of music documentaries. I have put that on hold in order to follow my life’s purpose of making the world a better place for animals, especially factory farm animals. One way I’m trying to accomplish this goal is to introduce people to the idea that vegan food can be awesome! My new husband, John introduced me to the love of cooking when we met about 5 years ago, and since then, I have become an avid cook and enjoy the challenge of creating delicious, cruelty-free, healthy food. I have plenty of restaurant experience, mostly serving and bartending.”
“I also enjoy vacations (who doesn’t?), explorations, making music, listening to music, traveling, hanging out with my dogs, the ocean, music history and acknowledging the innate emotional connections between humans and animals. I’m so lucky to have met a life partner who shares a love for animals, the environment and vegan cooking.”
“One of the things about The Wild Cow that I’m most excited about is that we will be regularly holding events and specials to raise awareness and funds for organizations that deal with animal welfare, environmental protection, safe & humane farming, and world hunger. The other thing that excites me about opening The Wild Cow is the opportunity to meet lots of new awesome people–some will be venturing into vegetarian food with a degree of skepticism and I’m looking forward to impressing them–others will be vegetarians/vegans who have probably been looking forward to having another vegetarian restaurant in town and I hope we fulfill your expectations! No matter who you are, we hope that The Wild Cow will become a place of community, good food, and good energy…and we look forward to getting to know you!”
Come in today, visit our website or check out our Facebook to find out more about our daily specials and exciting events! Hope to see you soon.
Businesses We Work With
Community Food Advocates