I first visited The Tomato Head 20 or so years ago. It was the first time I ever saw blue corn chips. Since then, I’ve been a frequent visitor to their Downtown Knoxville location on Market Square. And more recently, I’ve found myself at their newer West Knoxville location. The downtown location is kind of a hippie place. It helps anchor the eclectic Market Square vibe. The West location has more of a generic ambiance. In other words, the food is the same at both, but if it’s your first trip, go downtown.
The menu reads kind of like a fairy tale. Their sandwiches are as unusual as the unique pieces of art pieces dotting the walls. And, their pizzas rival any you’ll find anywhere. I’ve never had a bad meal there. The beer selection is out of this world. And, both locations feature a bakery. Both locations also have a great Sunday brunch menu.
So the next time you find yourself in Knoxville, check out either of The Tomato Head locations. A word to the wise, though: expect a wait at peak times, and all day long downtown during patio weather.
Visit them online at thetomatohead.com.